Nick Jonas is sick of looking at his shirtless, crotch-grabbing photos

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Musician Nick Jonas performs onstage at the Wiltern Theatre on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: Nick Jonas attends the 2016 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 13, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist/actor Nick Jonas performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2015 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 18: Singer Nick Jonas attends the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Of The American Diabetes Association's Father of the Year Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Nick Jonas performs during a surprise visit at Westfield London on April 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Jonas, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey, Luke Wade -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Nick Jonas attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals - Day 1 on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: Nick Jonas -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Nick Jonas arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Sill, Chris Jamison, Nick Jonas, Damien Lawson, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Craig Wayne Boyd, Taylor John Williams, Ryan Sill, Chris Jamison, Nick Jonas, Damien Lawson, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey, Luke Wade -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Nick Jonas performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0171 -- Pictured: Singer Nick Jonas on November 26, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 26: Nick Jonas sighting on November 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Nick Jonas performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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If there's one photo that broke the Internet, it would have to be Nick Jonas' crotch-grabbing, ab-tastic shoot for Flaunt magazine. When first released, it took fans by storm and introduced everyone to a new, grown up Jonas brother on a mission to fly solo.

With his sophomore solo album and starring role on Kingdom, the media hasn't been able to get enough of him. And with Justin Bieber's recent, controversial Calvin Klein ad -- it should be noted that Jonas was also wearing Calvins -- the Flaunt shoot has resurfaced much to Jonas' chagrin.

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"It's one of those things where I'm getting sick of looking at myself like that," the 22-year-old entertainer said to Rolling Stone. "It just kind of happened, and now I have a lot of unexpected new fans. It was pretty interesting to watch it all unfold and travel in the way it did."

Among his many new fans are members of the gay community who have a newfound appreciation for the once tween star. Despite the recent attention, Jonas wouldn't call himself a "gay icon."

"My goal in the last year was to expand and grow as a person and an artist, and embracing my gay fans was a priority," Jonas said. "Some of my gay friends have thanked me for that, and that's a really good feeling."

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And that kind of attention -- gay or straight -- doesn't come without fear of backlash from old fans, who followed him from Disney to the big screen to the pages of Flaunt and all in between. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little fearful," Jonas admitted. "But you have to be willing to say, 'I know I'm pushing myself, and if not everybody comes with me, that's OK.' I'm just thankful that a lot of them did."

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