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Lea Michele Graduates to Sexy Sophisticate in Prestige (photos!)

Lea Michele graduates from high school into the ranks of high fashion in a new photo shoot for Hong Kong’s Prestige magazine. The Glee girl shows she can be sexy and sophisticated.

Lea describes her looks as “unconventional beauty” and lets it be known that her Glee character is just that. She’s far more worldly and sophisticated.

“I come from Broadway. I’ve done a lot of things. That’s child’s play compared to some of the stuff that I’ve done,” she says of her on-screen encounter with Ashton Kutcher in her movie “New Year’s Eve.”

Check out Lea’s photos; click to enlarge.

She also has a rebellious side, if tattoos stand for rebellion, anymore, since every clerk and jerk has one. But she has 14. “I do have 14 tattoos, but I also do come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat,” she says.

Michele is reportedly dating “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith. Their characters on the show were heading for the altar when the season ended last month. Whether they tie the knot remains to be seen. The new season starts in April.

Off-screen, though, they are reportedly hot and heavy, Monteith took Michele to his Vancouver hometown for a romantic sightseeing weekend. “They stayed in a hotel, toured Grouse Mountain and went for sushi and sake,” a source told the magazine. “It’s starting to seem a little more serious.”

Michele also revealed on Twitter that she just underwent surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. “Feeling all better from my surgery! So happy it’s over and done with! Back to work.”

Check out her photos

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