Darren Criss was far from his fictional Glee stomping grounds of Lima, Ohio when he was photographed for People‘s Sexiest Man Alive issue (on stands today). The former Warbler posed shirtless while parading around on a California beach, and all the behind-the-scenes footage was captured by E! News in a segment that aired last night. Ever secretly wondered what Blaine’s pecs look like under all that high school garb? Find out below!
“I went for a swim in my jeans,” Criss told E! about the shoot. He also gushed about Glee co-star Dianna Agron. “Kindred spirits. I wouldn’t flatter myself to say that I’m on her level. She’s in another world of fantastic.”
Well, don’t be so hard on yourself, Darren. Dianna doesn’t have your abs, after all.