Glee Star Lea Michele: 'I'm Proud of My Jewish Nose'

Michele, who plays the talented Jewish high school student Rachel in the hit TV show says Hollywood is Hollywood but she is proud of her body.

 Glee star Lea Michele told US Weekly that despite Hollywood's pressure to mold its actors to look a certain way, she has always been proud of her Jewish nose.

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"I come from a big Italian family and that kind of pressure is not something I've been raised with," she told the U.S.magazine during a press conference. "I've always been proud of my body and my Jewish nose. Hollywood's Hollywood, but thats not going to change."

Michele plays the leading role of Rachel, the Jewish drama queen and exceedingly talented small town singer in hit TV show Glee.

The show has been nominated for the Emmy's for the second year in a row. This year the ceremony, scheduled for August 29, falls on Michele's 24th birthday. 

Michele was born in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian American and Catholic mother, and Spanish Sephardic Jewish father.