By Meghan Blalock
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:10 am
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Lea Michele turns 26 today! The Bronx-born actress shot to fame after landing the role of Rachel Berry on Fox’s tween-dream show, Glee. Before that, her incredible pipes gave her a very successful run on Broadway—she had major roles in shows like Ragtime and Spring Awakening, which helped secure her big TV break. Having grown up in the spotlight, Michele knows how to work a red carpet, and she does so frequently, favoring designers like Giorgio ArmaniEmilio PucciVersace, and Oscar de la Renta. “I know this sounds crazy, but if you internally feel good and happy it really does exude,” she told of her look-good secret. Click through the gallery to see some of her best (and happiest) red carpet dresses.

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