Although they lose the competition to Vocal Adrenaline, they become a couple.
Sue Sylvester tells glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) about a rule.
James (Jonathan Groff), a member of the rival (enemy) glee club Vocal Adrenaline.
She also had many dates with quarterback and glee club co-captain Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith). Michele has stated that she was just like Rachel when she was younger. These include the movie Election and other television roles such as the Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf.
However, he transfers (moved) to William Mc Kinley. Rachel tells Jesse that her dream is to find her birth mother. However, he already knows who it is: Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel). She hopes that it might reconnect with her daughter.
She is the glee club captain of the fictional William Mc Kinley High School in Lima, Ohio, where the show is set.
Michele has said that she feels "vulnerable" while playing Rachel.
She stated, "Rachel will never be popular because her looks aren't (are not) considered beautiful, and when I was in high school it was the same for me.
Her storylines have seen her suffer feeling alone because of her ambition to win.
She has also developed romantic feelings for Jesse St.