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Former Glee Project finalist Alex Newell (Unique) has a couple of reasons to celebrate today. First of all, he’s set to return to Glee Season 4 for a recurring role as one of the New Directions. And second, today — August 20 — is his 20th birthday.

The Glee star has been getting love on Twitter all day, from both his Glee and Glee Project families.

Fellow Season 1 finalist Lindsay Pearce (Harmony) tweeted, “Happy birthday to my best friend and reigning diva, @ANew92 !! Happy birthday boobooface. I love you to death. Strut in dem heels, mama!"

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Just after 9pm PST yesterday, Season 1’s Hannah McIalwain tweeted, “Since its officially @ANew92's birthday somewhere in America, I guess I better wish him a happy birthday. Love you booboo face!!!” Today, she followed up with, “Once again, happy birthday to my partner in crime and the best friend a ginger could ask for @ANew92!!!”

This year’s Glee Project contenders have tweeted their congrats, as well. Abraham Lim wrote, “Happy birthday to the FIERCE and AMAZINGLY talented @ANew92. Love you, Alex!”

Shanna Henderson tweeted, “Happy birthday @ANew92” and Tyler Ford wrote, “Happy birthday, @ANew92! I love you. :)” Nellie Veitenheimer tweeted, "@ANew92 Happy bday!! Let the good times roll ;)"

Alex’s new Glee co-star Becca Tobin, who’s playing a new Cheerio named Kittywrote “Happy Birthday @ANew92!! You better get in some trouble”

Alex’s newest co-star, the just-crowned Glee Project 2 winner Blake Jenner, wrote, “@ANew92 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!!”

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