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Darren Criss Covers 'Prestige' January 2011

Darren Criss Covers 'Prestige' January 2011

Darren Criss rocks out in an Emporio Armani suit and Ben Sherman dress shirt on the cover of Prestige‘s January issue.

Here’s what the 23-year-old Glee star and singer shared with the mag’s Oliver Singer:

On fame: “The one exciting thing about celebrity is that you get to be in a position to do great things for the world. A lot of our favorite celebrities have given back to the community, and I hope I can do the same.”

On his childhood dreams: “I’ve always wanted to do theatre. I wanted to be a musician and a composer, have a band … everything. I’ve always wanted to be performing and creating. But I never wanted to be a star or a celebrity type.”

On having reservations playing a gay character, Blaine, on Glee: “That wasn’t even something on my radar. For me, I was reading a really great character and I was excited about it. I feel comfortable with my sexuality, and I defy anyone who tries to weird me out with accusations or anything like that. Blaine’s sexuality didn’t even cross my mind as something that would be an issue.”

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Credit: Ashley Phan-Weston (styling); Photos: Mitchell McCormack
Posted to: Darren Criss, Glee, Magazine

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  • http://Ja Sligo ^ _ ^ cute

    I want sing

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    I want guitar

  • Oye Vey

    Would a gay man really have eyebrows like that?? Just saying…

  • http://Ja Sligo ^ _ ^ cute

    I want mic pleas coz sing

  • http://Ja Sligo ^ _ ^ cute

    So i got my boots on
    got the right amount of leather
    and i’m doing me up with a
    black coloured liner

  • Carol


  • gleek

    i want him off glee. i am so over his hype.

  • anacondacharlie

    @gleek: Are you kidding me? Darren Criss has really energized Glee this season. I love the songs with Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Warblers (The Beelzebubs).

  • Sebastian

    Anyone knows what guitar he is holding? Love that one! It’s a Fender, at least thats what it says, but I can’t make out the exact model on the fender-website…

  • Juliette

    I love him so much. How can anyone hate him? He is flawless!!!!!

  • Jackie S

    Darren Criss is an amazingly talented young man. He will go far in life. If you haven’t already, go check out all his work! He’s on iTunes, and you can watch A Very Potter Musical starring him on YouTube. He also wrote ALL of the songs for the sequel musical, A Very Potter Sequel!

  • Tory

    Wow, Darren is just unbelievably gorgeous! so glad he’s getting his own cover, and looking fine in armani, no less ;) I’m going to have to find a way to buy this.

  • true

    he’s okay, but i agree with @gleek, he is given too much credit for being on just 3 episodes. i’m still confused to why he was at the golden globes.

  • pjb

    Darren Criss is not only talented but intelligent as well

  • C

    wah wah wah, celebrities are so important and powerful bc we have the opportunity to give back. give me a break.

  • kat

    hes hot

  • LULU

    @true: I agree with you and @Gleek. Darren is not bad, but he is way waaayyy over hyped. People have given him to much credit for not doing very much. He tries way to hard. Oh, and I would also like him to stop wearing the Neon Sunglasses on every red carpet!

  • Celia

    SEXY! I love him!

  • http://nicajonas Nica

    Anyone know where to get this magazine in the US??? D:

  • joe

    @oye@Oye Vey: I’m gay and i have big eyebrows as well. they are very cute just like darren.

  • CC

    THIS MAN.<3

  • http://dnica Mann

    I’m tired of seeing him everywhere it was nice he us a two week break but still I need a few months maybe a year. That goofy smile of his annoys the hell out of me I don’t know why but the guy can play I’ll give him that… His singing is so overrated I can’t stand it… That goes for the rest of the Glee folks.

  • Jess

    I want to know why people who don’t like him bothered to read this article and comment about it??? Really??? Anyways, I think Darren is totally awesome! He’s attractive, he can sing, AND he’s smart! Not every day you find a guy like this ;)

  • amused rn

    Whoah, Darren already has haters? Now I KNOW he’s becoming more relevant to mainstream media.

    He’s so awkward in these pictures, omg ♥ Definitely not comfortable modeling yet, ahah. But his answers to the questions are kind of generic and boring. C’mon, Darren, we all know you’re more humorous and interesting than that!