Name: Cory Monteith
Where to see him: This Canadian is currently acting and singing his heart out as quarterback and male lead of New Directions, Finn, on our favorite hit show Glee! And that's not the only place you'll see him! He'll also be joining Selena Gomez in the new film Monte Carlo.
Why we love him: Though he's been acting for the past six years and appeared on MTV's series Kaya in 2007, it wasn't until Glee's debuted that Cory began to receive the attention he deserves. Never an actor, it wasn't until he was twenty that a casting director discovered him and suggested giving the acting thing a try. Singing and dancing were two more attributes he picked up on the side, especially when Glee came about. Who knew that he had such natural hidden talent?
He talks about....how he relates to character Finn: "He is still struggling to be the cool guy, trying to be popular, trying to fit in, which doesn't compute with his underlying passion for singing '70s rock, which is not necessarily the cool thing to do. So he has this kind of internal struggle. I've had my internal struggle as well -- whether to follow my dreams or whether just to sort of stay in the background and do what's right and just sort of fit in."
Now we want to hear from YOU, J-14ers! Do you think Cory is HOT or NOT? Let us know in the comments below!
By: Nicole Mazza
Photo: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX