Photos via: The WOW Report

Hawaiian born Bruno Mars is a knockout in this layout from L’Uomo Vogue. Those Italians know how to photograph men. Songwriter/singer Mars, 25, says he was inspired by Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and The Temptations. In fact, he did such a good impersonation of Elvis when he was a kid that he appeared in the movie Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992 with Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker. He’s still got some Elvis hair.


Posted by Janet on June 28, 2011

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  1. By Strom
    On June 28, 2011 at

    Not Elvis, maybe Sammy Davis Jr. or Sam Cooke.

  2. By Walt Cliff
    On June 28, 2011 at

    Those photos (especially the one on the right) looks like a singer from the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. The Presley/Jackson inspiration is apparent in both his music and his appearance. I actually like some of his music (Just the Way You Are is one of my favorites).

    I was reading where Bruno (real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.) is Filipino & Puerto Rican and raised in Honolulu. The kid has a great sound. I think he will be around for a long time.

  3. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On June 28, 2011 at

    Note the white powder around his nostrils…

  4. By Walt Cliff
    On June 28, 2011 at

    @Pippa, White Powder?

    You are seeing something I just don’t see. Maybe you are seeing a big ole booger???

  5. By Pussy Wentworth, Vassar, Class of '57
    On June 28, 2011 at

    Hawaiians are known to be, well…small. Not something us Vassar gals would be interested in.

  6. By Chicagoland
    On June 28, 2011 at

    Ms. Wentworth: Maiden name, “Galore?” 😉

  7. By Patrick
    On June 28, 2011 at

    I like Pussy.

  8. By the american
    On June 29, 2011 at

    he was told by his parent just nam Michael Jackson & Elvis because they were big.

  9. By Bluejay
    On June 29, 2011 at

    On the left, more like Frankie Avalon.

  10. By Seriously?
    On June 29, 2011 at

    He looks like the love child of Elvis and Josephine Baker.

  11. By Denise
    On June 29, 2011 at

    Walt, pippa is referring to Bruno having been arrested in a Vegas bathroom with cocaine.

    I saw him on the Graham Norton show and he was quite charming. “Bruno” is a nickname his father gave him after the wrestler Bruno Samartino. Apparently when he was a little boy he had a stocky build and reminded his Dad of the wrestler.

  12. By Walt Cliff
    On June 29, 2011 at

    @Pippa, My apologies to you. Your comment went completely over my feable head.

    @Denise, Thank you very much for clarifying that for me. It is much appreciated. 🙂 Hope the kid stays away from the powder. He’s got a great future ahead of him.

  13. By Casonia logenberry
    On June 29, 2011 at

    This Guy looks classic and Well dress and has class and style and has rawness about him and looks dreamy and sexy to some degree and He has the look of a movie star and I Bet if you get him into acting his career can go another direction and Yes he is still young and has time on his side but it depends on which direction he want to take?

  14. By MaryClaire
    On June 29, 2011 at

    I have often wondered if Bruno Mars was the kid I saw doing an Elvis impersonation during “Death week” at Graceland several years ago. He looks SO MUCH like him. I often took out of town visitors to Graceland when they wanted to visit, and during that week, There were so many events, including “Lil E ” giving that concert. He had the same coloring, hair, etc. He looked so cute in his white polyester jumpsuit. He must have been between 8 years old to 11 or 12. The first time I saw a photo of Bruno Mars, I thought, “There’s that Elvis kid!”

  15. By Denise
    On June 29, 2011 at

    “Death week” at Graceland?

  16. By honey chile
    On June 29, 2011 at

    He is talented, but if he can’t say no to blow, he’ll be another sad case! Stay tuned. 😉

  17. By Reta
    On June 29, 2011 at

    Again, I don’t find him too attractive. And he’s NOT “Hawaiian” just by being raised there and according to Walt who checked the facts out, he’s Filipino & Puerto Rican.
    Pic #1 on the left he doesn’t look so hot…kinda reminds me of a mutant monster from a 50’s radiation movie poster.


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