And a skeptic.
And an optimist.
And now the 19-year-old singer is also a writer.
Yep. You read that correctly. Archuleta is a published author. Of a book. A 256-page book, to be exact.
And while you might be surprised that the "American Idol" runner-up has writing skills outside of music, no one was more surprised about the prospect of a book than Archuleta himself.
There's a lot more to Archuleta's life than just "American Idol," and when the editors at Penguin publishing house learned of how the young star had overcome vocal cord paralysis and a number of insecurities before finding success as a musician, they saw what Archuleta could not.
"At first, I was like, what? What is there to write about? It's like I'm not that interesting of a person," Archuleta told the Deseret News in a phone interview from Southern California, where he was working with songwriters on new material.