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Two new students join McKinley High: Welcome, Marcus and Sugar!

August 20, 2011

LaMarcus Tinker

Vanessa Lengies














Two new students will soon be walking the halls of McKinley High! Recently, FOX has announced the hiring of two new cast members: LaMarcus Tinker as Marcus, a lineman for the McKinley football team and a love interest for Mercedes; and Vanessa Lengies as Sugar, a rich, Mean Girls-esque character who can’t carry a tune to save her life.

Friday Night Lights fans will recognize LaMarcus as East Dillon Lions’ player Dallas Tinker, while fans of American Dreams will remember Vanessa in her role of Roxanne.

While I’m excited that Mercedes will finally be getting a boyfriend, I’m a bit wary of her being paired with a large, black character. Mercedes herself has told Kurt that she’s attracted to all kinds of different men, and we’ve seen her paired with both Puck and Sam in the past. I really hope that Marcus is a good fit for our diva, and that these two haven’t been put together for superficial reasons.

As for Sugar…do we really need another “mean girl” on Glee? I mean, nobody can be more of a bitch than Santana, right? And I’m guessing that even though she can’t sing, Sugar will still want to become a member of New Directions, which is definitely going to cause some problems within the group.

What do you think of the new students, gleeks? Sound off on Marcus and Sugar in the comments!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2011 4:51 pm

    I don’t see him as a viable love interest for Mercedes either. But not because he’s “a large, black character”, but because I think Mercedes needs someone who’s just as fierce as she is.

    • August 20, 2011 6:54 pm

      I see your point, Cet! It would definitely be awesome to have Mercedes paired with someone equally fierce, but maybe someone with a bit less of a diva-esque personality would help mellow her out a bit. I liked the idea of her and Sam because I thought his personality would complement hers well!

      • Rev permalink
        September 15, 2011 4:45 pm

        I Agree Someone a Little More Calm 2 Balance Things Out With Be a Great Fit For Mercedes!

  2. August 22, 2011 8:31 am

    I can def see Sugar trying to join the Glee Club, getting rejected and then teaming up with Sue to help destroy Glee. OHHHH and I’m sure Sugar and Santana will fight a TON, because they both wanna be the bitchiest.

    • Rev permalink
      September 15, 2011 4:46 pm

      I Totally Agree! LoL…

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