Rocker/actor Jared Leto has donned a pink wig and red lipstick for his first outing as a 'cover girl' for transgender magazine Candy.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is unrecognisable in a lacy pink blouse, dramatic false eyelashes and a full face of make-up on the cover of Candy's summer 2013 issue.

In the photo, the star poses with his mouth and eyes wide open, and he sticks his tongue out over his front teeth, while the cover line reads, "Oh, Jared Leto!"

The Candy shoot isn't Leto's first time in drag - he waxed off his body hair and plucked his eyebrows to play a transsexual in upcoming drama The Dallas Buyers Club.

James Franco and Chloe Sevigny have previously posed in drag for the publication.