Desktop Girl of the Week: Naya Rivera

You may have noticed that I skipped "Desktop Girl of the Week" last week while I was on the road. I was all ready to make it Naya Rivera -- aka Santana from "Glee" -- but because I was traveling, I didn't have access to an HD copy of last week's episode of "Glee" to grab this screenshot.

The 24-year-old Rivera -- not 17, like her TV character -- has been acting since the early '90s, and while I'm sure I SAW her in some things, particularly her appearances on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Family Matters", I can safely say she wasn't on my radar at all until "Glee."

This season has been something of a breakout season for Rivera, who was given painfully little to do in Season 1. While Santa still lacks a certain sensitivity to be called a true "three-dimensional" character, she's getting more to do than drop in one-liners and make out with male cast members, and Rivera is handling the upgrade nicely. She even stole the show with her performance of "Valerie" in the sectionals episode.

Because of her "Glee" obligations, Rivera doesn't have anything else slated to come out in the next year or so, but "Glee" is already guaranteed a third season, so it's not like she's going anywhere anytime soon. Which is good, because, let's be honest, she's pretty awesome.

As always with DGOW, I’ll provide a widescreen (1680x1050) image for downloading. If you want to see past DGOW, then just check the archive album.