Name: Darren Criss
Why we love him: Not only does he have an adorable smile, great hair, and cool California style, Darren is not afraid to be himself. He's also a big Harry Potter fan and was a writer and performer in the YouTube sensations A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel.
He talks about... the craziest thing he has ever done for love: "When I was in eighth grade, I was totally in love with this girl and my best friend conveniently lived next door to her. So I spent the night at my friend's house and wrote a tune [for the girl next door]. The next morning, I went outside and started throwing pinecones at her window. She opened the window and I played this tune, and I'm thinking this is the most crazy romantic thing I've ever done in my life, we're going to run away together and love each other forever and ever. So I finished playing the song, she came down to the door, and we hugged."
Now we want to hear from YOU, J-14ers! Do you think Darren is HOT or NOT? Let us know in the comments below!
By Courtney Walsh
Photo: Justin Campbell/Startraks Photo