Blake Jenner first caught our attention in the world of reality TV before landing himself in the middle of the drama at McKinley High. Sure, his star is on the rise on “Glee,” but we’ve been sweet on him long before small town fame came a callin’. And, in honor of his newly minted glee club status, we’re also naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Blake and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: This 20-year-old performer grew up in Miami where he participated in sports and acting, before setting his sights on Hollywood.
Where you might have already seen him: Well, he’s had small roles on TV shows like “Melissa & Joey,” but he really made people pay attention when he stormed “The Glee Project” earlier this year. He was so great he eventually went on to win the competition and his spot on the current season of “Glee.”
Why you should take notice of him now: Currently, he plays athlete-turned-New-Directioner Ryder Lynn on the Fox song-and-dance series. And, as it turns out, he’s got a pretty sweet mentor in Finn, who understands what it’s like to straddle the line between sports star and theater nerd. To add to the drama, Ryder also has another secret.
“Once you meet him, you see he’s a strong person but he has his own vulnerabilities and being dyslexic is one of them,” he recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s gotten to where he is by himself with a lot of hard work and determination but it’s been hard and has been something inside of him that kills him because he wants to do well but he just can’t.”
Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Blake by gawking at the photo above!