THE OC star Mischa Barton's new boyfriend CISCO ADLER is paranoid the media are deliberately printing ugly photos of him.

The 19-year-old actress started dating the 26-year-old whitestar rocker in August (05), two months after she ended her one-year relationship with oil heir Brandon Davis.

Adler grumbles to gossip website, "My hair's not that stringy. They always show the worst pictures of me.

"They never did that to Brandon."