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Darren Criss Covers 'Da Man' February/March 2011

Darren Criss Covers 'Da Man' February/March 2011

Darren Criss suits up for the cover of Da Man‘s February/March issue.

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

On if he has a lot in common with his character Blaine: “Yes, actually. I have felt very fortunate to have the kind of support I did while growing up, and knowing that I’ve escaped the struggle that most are forced to deal with. I feel a sort of survivor’s guilt for having had it so good. I have very much brought these experiences to Blaine in the sense that he has a bit of survivor’s guilt, too. He lives in this magical place where it is cool to be whatever you want.”

On feeling the need to perform on some level: “Of course, always. I have always been overly idealistic, though. I want to do everything, but fame is not the motivation, creative good work has always been the main thing.”

On his Asian heritage (he’s part Filipino): “Any person in the position I’m in I hope would know that having a distinct heritage like being Filipino is a tremendous blessing in a global market.”

For more on Darren, visit Da Man‘s website!

Be sure to check out Darren on The Ellen DeGeneres Show below!

Darren Criss on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

FYI: Darren suited up in Ben Sherman on the cover and inside the spread. He also rocked an Original Penguin “Jack” Polo and an Original Penguin “Hector” V Neck Sweater in Mulberry in the shoot.

10+ pictures inside of Darren Criss in Da Man

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

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  • Mish

    OH darren you are going to make all the girls and boys all swoon
    so proud of you

  • Juliette

    OH MY GOD!


    he’s so gorgeous

  • Carol

    Darren is the most perfect human being, how is he even real?

  • Anna P

    he is so beautiful
    and in a simple way

  • W

    I don’t find him attractive at all, sorry.
    He’s average at best.

  • BlackSwan

    Is he gay in real life?

  • gina


    nope. he’s straight. ellen says it before he even does. i feel like i heard something about him having a longtime girlfriend too, but i could be wrong.

  • 89127

    I really like Darren and I like his singing voice (duh!) but lately he’s been just ugh everywhere. He’s being shoved down our throats ever since he joined Glee and he’s coming across as bit ‘fame whorish’. Hopefully he’ll calm down a bit and give us time to actually miss him instead of being on each page of every gossip site.

  • BlackSwan

    @gina: Oh okay, thank you. Reading the quote about him “escaping the struggle” I just thought he lived in an accepting area or something.

  • ciara

    So over him, he needs to go away now.

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    Old cover

  • uuuuugh

    get away from glee. i much prefer jonathan groff …..

  • Lilakoi Moon

    @W: You’re right. People saying he’s oh-so-gorgeous, GET REAL. Dude is not handsome. I’m always saying to people close to me that I love part Asian men but this one is somehow really not attractive to me. Oh well, apparently he has some kind of talent? Good for him. But personally I don’t think he’s hot. AT ALL.

  • ilia

    @Lilakoi Moon: He’s not here to decorate your world. If you don’t find him attractice cool, but don’t knock others for it.

  • anonymous

    @BlackSwan: no, he’s not. in the interview with ellen he discusses how he was forced to come out as a straight man even though it does not matter if he is or not

  • hoitytoittoity

    Oy, Darren Criss, get back to Hogwarts! We need the ‘A Very Harry Potter Musical’ trilogy NOw. hehe

  • jess

    he looks just like that guy who murdered the designer dude.
    andrew cunanan. google it. spitting image.
    that guy was also half filipino.

  • Laura S

    Darren is my type of Guy! Man I wish I could get into his pants… love him so much, he’s just so perfect. I’m really happy to be able to say that I was a long time fan before he was even on Glee =) He’ll always be Harry Freakin’ Potter to me!!

  • Leila

    HE IS BEAUTIFUL, his eyes, his lips, his body,his smile.. I LOVE DARREN CRISS!

  • Future Mrs. Darren Criss

    Holy. Shweet. Hell.

    I’m in love. <3

  • Mikey M

    His new Out Magazine cover and pictures are wonderful.

  • Dan

    I ve no idea who publishes this magazine but i must say, who ever chooses the celebs in the magazine….good choice….and they did it before Darren appeared in OUT or GQ… why don’t American publishers take a chance on these young hollywood actors/actress…so tired of seeing Angelina, Brad, Leo, Kate, Rihanna, Britney, et etc…so boring….at least someone is doing something fresh….and shame its an overseas (let alone a country in the other side of the world) magazine that is promoting these new talents…