Darren Criss: My ( and Everyone’s) New Celebrity Crush

17 Feb

So, I finally got around to watching the Valentine’s Day episode of Glee… and you know what? I gotta admit, I’m boarding the Darren Criss train. He’s just got that, thing about him.

(Grabbed the picture from perezhilton.com, why not, this way it came with hearts!)

Okay, okay, I know not everyone is in love with Darren Criss right now but there’s a whole lot of us who are. And here’s the thing, why the hell not? It’s not everyday that there’s a rising celebrity who is multi-talented, nearly completely inoffensive, smart, and cute to boot! Here’s how Out Magazine described him in their recent interview (which you should also read)

A musical-theater geek who is comfortable in his skin and wants to be an example of how other kids can be too, collective *awwwwww* moment anyone? Anyone?

Anyhow, Criss has stepped into a massively popular show and helped remind it how to stay grounded and if that wasn’t a big deal enough, he seems genuinely grounded himself. And in a world as frenetic as ours, that may be even more attractive than his curly hair and fancy singy voice… maybe.

It also helps that he’s an old-fashioned entertainment kind of guy, the guy that stands up as a teenageer (or just past teenager) and ensures us that the old ways will make it right again. Except, not necessarily the “old” ways because he is most well-known for (outside of Glee) his Harry Potter Parody musical. Which he wrote and starred in, which means he’s also a Harry Potter geek, and straight? Yeah, he’s just asking for the love now.

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2 Responses to “Darren Criss: My ( and Everyone’s) New Celebrity Crush”

  1. Whitney February 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    If only “Glee” could push past its lackluster sophomore season and really let his character shine.

    • redshana February 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      It still has moments, but I agree, not like the first season.

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