‘Glee’s’ Becca Tobin Shares Christmas Flashback: Her ‘Hilarious’ and ‘Awkward’ First Role (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO)

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Becca Tobin may play McKinley High’s new mean girl Kitty on FOX’s Gleenow, but the fresh-faced actress actually got her start on the stage — that is, the small stage.

Before she was a Cheerio, a pint-sized Tobin made her big debut as the Christmas tree in her school’s holiday pageant at age four. Who said Kitty didn’t have holiday spirit?

“I went to a Montessori school in Atlanta, and I actually have a Jewish father, so it’s so hilarious and ironic that I played the Christmas tree in the Christmas pageant,” Tobin told Celebuzz. “But that was the first time I had ever stepped on stage and done a performance.”

“My parents say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, which I believe,” she added. “It was this awkward, giant tree costume [laughs], but apparently, I didn’t complain for one second. If Glee threw that on me now, there may be some complaints. I was happy to do it — happy to play a tree.”

The photo above, which shows young Tobin in all of her shiny Christmas tree glory, may be reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer’s memorable Christmas tree ensemble in 1982’s Grease 2. (The movie may have been a dud, but the Pink Ladies’ talent show number, “A Girl For All Seasons,” was a classic.) Luckily, Tobin is a fan.

“I am a Grease 2 fan! I think I might be one of 10,” Tobin admitted. “‘Cool Rider’ is a great song… Let’s hope there’s a Glease 2 episode in the works. I already have the perfect costume,” she joked.

Glee returns January 24, 2013, at 9PM EST on FOX. Are you excited for Glee’s return? Sound off in the comments!

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