Lea Michele's Celebrity Idol: Barbra Streisand
Lea's love for Barbra is pretty well known, and in her 2014 memoir Brunette Ambition, Lea reflected on what it was like meeting her idol. "In January, 2011, Barbra Streisand was honored at the Grammys, and as is the tradition there was a Music Cares Benefit on her behalf a few nights before the ceremony. I was invited to sing," she wrote. "There she was in the audience, right in front of me. I was incredibly nervous — there was nothing that could have fully prepared me to sing in front of my idol — but I was so honored and happy to be on that stage that I just powered through my performance . . . sometimes you meet your idols and they don't live up to your expectations, but that moment was one of the best in my life."