Star Spotting: Darren Criss Is Surprised To See You

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Darren Criss visited “The Today Show” on Tuesday with his fellow Warblers from “Glee.” Dressed up in their fancy prep-school suits, The Warblers performed “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train. Darren, ever the charismatic breakthrough star, gave his usual 110 percent by belting out the song with a voice so beautiful, it reminded us why the group’s cover of “Teenage Dream” went to No. 1 on iTunes.

Following the performance, Darren was inundated by the paps outside Rockefeller Center, where he looked genuinely surprised to see them, if this picture is any indication. We get why the dude is a heartthrob for both girls and boys alike: There’s no way you can’t like the guy. Not only is “Glee” character Blaine a whip-smart, vocal powerhouse, but Darren always comes across as a real stand-up guy in interviews, too.

Oh, and his face is perfect. Those sparkling eyes? That warm, inviting smile? Those beautiful, curly brown locks? It’s like he was a paint-by-number drawing for Most Perfect Heartthrob, Ever.

+ Watch Darren Criss and The Warblers perform on “The Today Show.”