Blake Jenner has plenty of reason to be Gleeful…
The 19-year-old half-Cuban American actor/singer was named the winner of the second season of The Glee Project during the show’s finale episode. The last man standing in the competition beat out Ali Stoker and Aylin Bayramoglu for the win.
Jenner, who sang Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” in his final performance for Glee creator Ryan Murphy, has earned him a seven-episode arc on Fox’s hit musical dramedy Glee. But it was the poignant poem he wrote and recited in front of an audience of Glee stars, writers and behind-the-scenes executives, in which he declared himself “the whitest half Cuban,” that really seemed to cement his status as the perfect guy next door and seal his victory.
“This is the greatest moment of my life,” said Jenner after his victory. “This is the greatest news I ever heard, this is the greatest feeling I’ve ever felt. And now I’m gonna be on Glee.”
Jenner, who recently moved to Los Angeles from Miami, had guest-starred on ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey last season.