As I struggle with my own metabolism, I find it hard to watch Jenna Hamilton (actress Ashley Rickards) put on weight in Awkward‘s Season 2.
Why I love this show so much: it reminds me of my growing up years with all these crushes and getting to know boys for the first time.
We dealt with the mean girls and the popular girls in school while trying to find our own identity.
We tried to fit in or we did our own thing.
Awkward takes me back to the ’80s when I was really awkward. And we love Jenna Hamilton because she’s the regular girl who gets noticed by two popular boys in school—one of them, a class president who drops a cheerleader for her.
In Season 1, Jenna went to school with her arm in a cast after surviving freak accident in her bathroom.
She did not expect to stand out this way, but she managed
She fell in love with Matty McKibben
Got bullied by the mean girl, Sadie
But despite the mean girls’ plot to take her down, she ended up with the golden boy, Jake Rosati.
A highly anticipated Season 2 finally started last June 28.
But after watching the second episode last night, I was very sad to see Jenna’s looks deteriorate. She seems to be the only one in the cast who has gained weight drastically. This they tried to explain by having Jenna’s mom cook her favorite food every night to make up for a grave sin.
Check her tummy in this photo
Aside from the weight gain, she’s been looking especially haggard. Instead of reminding me of high school, she reminds me of being pregnant.
It’s getting hard to believe why these two guys would be fighting over her
What’s even more surprising is in Season 2, mean girl Sadie drops a lot of weight. What did she do??
Actress Molly Tarlov as Sadie: Before and after
Here’s hoping Jenna gets her groove back this season. I need my favorite protagonist to look cute and credible, not homely.