So fellas, you know this show Glee? The hottest new show on TV, the one your girlfriend watches, and whose first season finale airs tonight? Sure you do, but chances are you haven’t watched it because, well, it’s a musical…and dudes don’t watch musicals. But it’s also a hilarious high school comedy that mixes the biting satire of Election, the winking knowingness of John Hughes’ ‘80s comedies, and the outcast hilarity of Freaks and Geeks…only every so often, the kids all break into song. Still not sold? Well, Glee boasts the hottest (and most diverse) gang of gals on television. And don’t worry, they’re not actually teenagers so it’s okay to ogle.
Dianna Agron, 24
From: Savannah, GA
Plays: Quinn Fabray, the hottie head cheerleader and president of the celibacy club…who got knocked up by her boyfriend’s best friend after getting hammered on wine coolers.
You might also know her from: Veronica Mars, Heroes
Key quote: “I want my kids to be able to look back at these books and see who I was, make them proud — not the bastard one I'm carrying now, of course — the ones I'll have when I'm married and ready.”
Key clip: “It’s a Man’s, Man’s World”
Lea Michele, 23
From: The Bronx, NY
Plays: Rachel Berry, the wildly talented, insanely ambitious and excruciatingly annoying sophomore drama queen (who I personally have a huge crush on. Lea, call me!).
You might also know her from: Spring Awakening and Les Miserables on Broadway. Okay, so you probably don’t catch that many Broadway shows, but trust us she’s really good. (And Les Mis is FABULOUS.)
Key quote: “Aside from nudity and the exploitation of animals, I'll pretty much do anything to break into the business.”
Key Clip: "Don’t Rain on My Parade"
Heather Morris, 23
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Plays: Brittany, the quite-possibly retarded (but highly quotable) cheerleader/high school slut.
You might also know her from: “The Beyoncé Experience” tour, where she was a backup dancer.
Key quotes: “I'm pretty sure my cat is reading my diary." “When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist.” “Sometimes I forget my middle name.” “Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?”…and many more.
Key Clip: the “Single Ladies” performance at the 2008 American Music Awards
Amber Riley, 24
From: Los Angeles, CA
Plays: Mercedes Jones, the large-and-in-charge diva with attitude to spare and the biggest set of pipes at McKinley High.
You might also know her from: A failed audition for American Idol
Key quote: "I'm worried about showing too much skin and causing a sex riot.” “Look, I'm not down with this background singin' nonsense. I'm Beyoncé, I ain't no Kelly Rowland." "I'm like a steaming hot mug 'o hot chocolate."
Key Clip: "Bust Your Windows"
Naya Rivera, 23
From: Los Angeles, CA
Plays: Santana Lopez, the super-hot (and ice-cold) cheerleader who oozes sex appeal (and bats both ways!).
You might also know her from: The short-lived Redd Foxx sitcom The Royal Family (where her performance was criticized for being stale. Mind you, she was 5 years old); also, the April issue of Maxim!
Key quote: "It's high time you lost the big V. Everything about you screams virgin. You're about as sexy as a cabbage patch kid."
Key Clip: "Bad Romance"
Jenna Ushkowitz, 24
From: Long Island, NY
Plays: Tina Cohen-Chang, the brooding goth with a taste for blood and a thing for boys on wheels.
You might also know her from: Broadway. So, yeah, you probably don’t know her.
Quote: "My mom won't even let me watch Twilight. She says she thinks Kristen Stewart seems like a bitch." "My dad, he's the king of the vampires. And Asian vampires are the most vicious of the vampires. You're going to let me wear my lady demon clothes or my dad will fly into your bedroom and BITE YOUR FACE OFF."
Key Clip: "True Colors"