Rising up, there weren’t a ton of TV and film characters I felt I may see myself in as a Filipino. It was fairly uncommon to see my tradition truly mirrored in any media.
So, once I found the teenager drama Degrassi: The Subsequent Era, I immediately fell in love with Manuela Santos, aka Manny. She’s simply the best Degrassi character of all time and, dare I say, the greatest teen drama character ever.
Listed below are 14 causes Manny Santos is just iconic:
To begin with, her type is mainly flawless. Emma could have had the dolphin pants, however Manny actually owned the runway together with her hats, jumpsuits, and plenty of hairstyles.
The Manny/Craig/Ashley saga is likely one of the best love triangles in teen drama historical past.
As messy because it was, there is not any denying that Manny and Craig’s relationship was additionally iconic.
Her being pregnant storyline was one of many first instances I keep in mind seeing abortion depicted as a sound possibility on a teen present.
This scene proper right here!! 👏👏
Although their relationship was messy as hell at instances, Manny and Emma have been the blueprint for ’00s woman friendships.
And on the flip facet, Manny and Paige had probably the greatest TV rivalries ever.
Jay actually remodeled from being the native unhealthy boy into complete husband materials only for Manny. Her impression, although!! 🙌
She at all times delivered one of the best comebacks — you probably did not wanna get into it together with her.
And she had one of the best catchphrases.
Whereas their temporary romance positively wasn’t meant to be, Manny and J.T. had one of the cute friendships on the present — her response to his demise breaks me each time I rewatch.
Manny was the one canonically confirmed Filipino principal character in the whole Degrassi franchise.
We merely cannot overlook her well-known (or notorious, tbh) transformation in Season 3.
Manny Santos, we stan you eternally!!!
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