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Happy Birthday, Cory Monteith: 10 Reasons We Love You!

Today, May 11, 2012, Glee’s Cory Monteith (Finn) turns 30 years old. Not what you were expecting for a guy who plays 18, is it? Believe it or not, co-star Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) is 30 already, so Cory’s not even the oldest of Glee’s high schoolers.

To celebrate his big day, we made a list of the top 10 reasons we can’t get enough of this sometimes goofy, but always totally gorgeous guy. Take a look.

1. Finchel: They’re not just an on-screen couple anymore. As we first heard about back in February, Cory’s dating co-star Lea Michele (Rachel) in real life.

2. His girlfriend thinks he’s “really hot” and we absolutely agree!

3. He’s a total goofball who loves playing around behind the scenes.

4. He isn’t going anywhere on Glee! Both Cory, Lea, and co-star Chris Colfer (Kurt) are all already confirmed as returning for Season 4.

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5. He plans romantic summer vacation getaways for the two of them, and we think they make the cutest couple.

6. He’s not just a TV star. Cory’s acted in a number of movies and indie flicks, including one with real-life pal Dustin Milligan of The CW’s 90210.

7. He’s got a killer voice, and we love it whenever he gets a chance to sing solos on the show.

8. He’s a dedicated sports fan, and not afraid to show his Canadian pride!

9. He’s in a band! Cory is the drummer for the LA-based Bonnie Dune.

10. While on vacation in the Caribbean this summer, he made friends all sorts of colorful new friends.

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05.11.2012 / 09:35 PM EDT by Beth Douglass
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