As the smartest boy in school and a prodigy, everyone expects Ian to be a high achiever--a future Nobel Prize winning genius. But he doesn't want to be the next Einstein. He just wants to be a makeup artist.
LOL. It may seem that way, but really he does that with Addison when he's in disguise as well (for example, chapter 10 p13--I don't expect anyone to remember that far back!^^) But when he's Dimitri, Addison's reaction is more dramatic. ;)