Darren Criss and Jensen Ackles: Straight guys gay guys love
"Given the popularity of 'Glee,' his making The AfterElton Hot 100 was probably a given," the site writes. "But even we didn't expect him to rocket to the number one spot, the first time a newcomer has debuted at the very top."
Criss and " Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles are the only straight guys in AfterElton's Top 10. Criss has said that as a teenager he had to "come out" as straight to his musical theater friends. "I had to come out and say, well, I'm sorry, but I think I'm straight," he told Vanity Fair. "I would say, 'It's been a secret too long, but I'm actually a straight male.'"
Ackles, who ranked #14 last year, comes in at #8 this year. (His "Supernatural" co-stars, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins, rank at #16 and #40 respectively.) He recently celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary with actress Danneel Harris.
Filling out the rest of the Top 10 are some of the most successful men in entertainment. The Top 10 list is below, and you can check out the full 100 at AfterElton.
1. Darren Criss
2. Adam Lambert
3. Chris Colfer
4. Neil Patrick Harris
5. John Barrowman
6. Luke MacFarlane
7. Jonathan Groff
8. Jensen Ackles
9. Anderson Cooper
10. Ricky Martin