Adam Levine sees himself as a ''dork.''
The hunky Maroon 5 singer has dated a string of supermodels and sold millions of records, but he claims to still be awkward and geeky deep down inside.
He told The Sun newspaper: ''It's funny because all of that [being branded a sex symbol] is hard for me to understand. In my mind, I'm a dork.
''I'm a nerdy guy and I love music. I don't consider myself to be cool. I have days of having low self-esteem like the average person.
''So it's funny that people have that perception because it's just so far from the truth.''
Adam, 33, is also a coach on the US version of talent search show 'The Voice' and is glad that he's been able to ''give a little'' back to young talents, even though he admits he never expected to be a good mentor.
He added: ''The Voice was a huge risk. It could have winded up being a huge train wreck but it wasn't. It was an inspiring, amazing and wildly successful show.
''Being on the show was a dream, like it was for the contestants. It was exciting to give back a little piece of myself. Sharing the knowledge and the things that I've gone through with these kids was right with the world. We gave them a chance to succeed.
''I never thought I'd be much of a coach, but it turns out that I really enjoy helping guide these guys to where they need to go.''