Since coming in second on American Idol, Adam Lambert has accomplished every professional dream he could ever have imagined.
But while he's proud of his debut album, and excited to be touring the globe these days, nothing has compared to meeting a pair of his personal heroes: Lady Gaga and Madonna.
Speaking to Australia's The Daily Telegraph this week - in anticipation of his October 20 concert in that country - Lambert passed along the words of wisdom these icons shared with him.
Adam Lambert won't be donning a meat dress, but he'll be taking other pieces of advice from Lady Gaga and Madonna.
From Lady Gaga: "She told me about the previous three years. She worked really, really hard before she made it. She told me there's no glamour, you don't get a lot of sleep, you don't get a lot of stability in your social life - you just have to count on yourself and go for it. It was a good pep talk. And she was right."