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Sanjaya: Human Art Project

5/22/2007 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comIs Sanjaya Malakar really who he says he is ... or is he really an art school student pretending to be an "Idol" wannabe?

TMZ received a hilarious video of Sanjaya explaining that his "real" name is Bill Vendall, and that he is an art student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He "created" Sanjaya as part of his thesis, explaining, "The character was part of a larger art installation." That still doesn't justify the hair!

Sanjaya (or is it Bill?) also declares that you haven't seen the last of him, saying, "I might pop up on your favorite situation comedy. I might run for President. I might show up as you." Oooooooh, scary.

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76.

Butterfly    

That is funny because Sanjaya is pretty well known in the Seattle area. He went to high school in Shoreline before moving to Federal Way to be with his dad. So, the choir directors, aunts, uncles, other relatives were all part of an elaborate con? I doubt it.

2678 days ago
77.

where is the justice    

Yuck !!!!!!!!! Those sunglasses!!!!!!!!!!!!

2678 days ago
78.

litz    

WTF????

HE'S ON DRUGS IN THAT TAPE!!!!!

IF HE SAYS THAT HE'S 25, I'M AN OLD LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO TO REHAB!!!!! AND HAVE A LIFE

2678 days ago
79.

hello, it    

Just looks like some kids having fun to me. People are such jerks on this site. Anti-gay, and more. Get over it.

2678 days ago
80.

Offended    

I agree. The racist, homophobic hate speech is offensive. I think the more reputable websites screen that stuff out and ban the users who post it.

2678 days ago
81.

quin177@yahoo.com    

His real name doesn't matter because everyone else had their own names for him..like lil' bitch, Queenjaya,salad tosser,chicken head, hula bitch,gaylord..the list goes on.

2678 days ago
82.

MJ fan    

BIG FAT LIAR SANJAYA, THAT IS YOUR NAME AND YOU ARE RELATED TO SOME NAMED VASUDEVA MALAKAR.

YOU WISH YOU WERE BILL WHATEVER HIS NAME IS....

2678 days ago
83.

Juniper    

OMG, this guy gets creepier and creepier!

2678 days ago
84.

John    

Good god- I didn't know Booby Trendy had a brother.
Butt brother?

2678 days ago
85.

ugggghhhh    

That guy/girl always gave me the creeps from day one. A nobody with no talent that thinks he/she is something more than a joke.

2678 days ago
86.

WWE does it right.    

Wow, you people amaze me sometimes. Sanjaya is just having some fun and knew he would get a rise out of you idiots. Stop taking it so seriously. Relax, you'll live longer.

2678 days ago
87.

I'm not mean you're just a sissy    

Why is everyone so hateful toward this young man? Whoever he is he is a unique individual who has provided entertainment for us all through his not -so -bad singing and his ability to not take himself so seriously. People have made such nasty remarks but that has not dimmed his beautiful smile. I think it would be hilarious if he is Bill Vendall and if he isn't ...Sanjaya has proven how bright he really is! The video is great.

This site shouldn't allow such hateful, racist and homophobic remarks. Isn't TMZ trying to be the least bit legit ? Harvey I am so disappointed with you.

2678 days ago
88.

Monica    

his 15 minutes of fame are slowly running out. hes annoying and has no talent so he really doesnt deserve any publicity. people these days are just famous for being stupid no one cares about the talent anymore and its a shame.

2678 days ago
89.

whitney    

i will have his babies =-)

2678 days ago
90.

recovery101Fan    

He looks like a young al sharpton with those sun glasses on, also a young james brown. LOL

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