This is mainly for people in my generation, who had crushes on girls before we really even understood what crushes were. Most of these shows are in the early to mid nineties, and even though the girls may not have been particularly hot at the time, we still loved them.
Well now it’s fifteen or twenty years later, so I decided to go back and see how everyone progressed over the years. The results? Pretty spectacular actually, and half these girls you won’t even recognize. Do you even know who that lead picture is? No one looked very good in the nineties, though I suppose someday people will be saying that about us today.
Check out the gallery below, and let me know if I missed your favorite crush.
1. Topanga (Danielle Fishel – Boy Meets World)
She was brainy, hot and into goofy guys. She was the perfect girlfriend before any of us even really wanted one. That was Topanga.
She’s still pretty damn hot, and her chest is distracting me from her horribly ugly pants. She hosts that one show on E! and I think she’s quite cute indeed.
2. Joey (Katie Holmes – Dawson’s Creek)
Back before Tom locked her in the basement Katie Holmes was the lovable Joey on Dawson’s Creek. True story, I thought she was Dawson since I had never watched the show. What, Dawson could be a girl’s name.
Make all the “locked in Tom Cruise’s basement” jokes you want (and I just did), but when photographed correctly, Kate Holmes is hotter than she ever was.
3. Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy the Vampire SlayTer)
The teen vampire slayer that drove a stake through many of our hearts, Buffy was the ultimate 90s badass girl.
I though only vampires didn’t age?
4. Rachel (Jennifer Aniston – Friends)
Ugh, I hated Rachel, but I know a million people loved her so I felt obligated to include her in this list. I just don’t think Jennifer Aniston is hot, and no amount of nudity and ties will change that.
Damn it! What did I just say? But you went and tried it anyway. After her split with Brad Pitt, Aniston is mostly tabloid and romantic comedy fodder these days. Quite the body though, even I have to admit.
5. Winnie Cooper (Danica McKeller – The Wonder Years)
I have a feeling Winnie was many people’s first crush, despite her complete and utter lack of attractiveness for most of The Wonder Years.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
6. Clarissa (Melissa Joan Hart – Clarissa Explains It All)
I also looked up Alex Mack just to find out they’re the same damn person.
Well, I see she still likes hanging out in bed.
7. Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth – Beverly Hills 90210)
I didn’t watch 90210, but I felt I should put someone in there on this list. Kelly Taylor seemed like the obvious choice.
Aww, she’s nice, and doing charity. Way to be Jennie Garth. And you’re cute.
8. Lucy Camden (Beverly Mitchell – 7th Heaven)
No, screw Jessica Biel, Lucy Camden was the shit when I was growing up, though I can’t remember exactly why.
Cute, but she kind of looks like a surprised forest animal.
9. Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Amber Theissen – Saved by the Bell)
DAMN. I totally forgot that Kelly Kapowski was this hot, and in her heyday had all these girls beat by a MILE.
Oh what a surprise, hotness grows up to be hot.
10. Kimberly the Pink Ranger (Amy Jo Johnson – Power Rangers)
Yes, come on. You now you loved her, even if you didn’t want her action figure.
Quite the cutie, and not sprawled out on a bed naked like most of these girls. Stay classy Amy Jo.