The girl next door is sweet, bubbly, cute, and very much out of their crush’s league, although they don’t even realize it. She’s the girl everyone wants to be friends with and yet no one can ever measure up to her in the eyes of the audience. Just think Jessica Day in New Girl and Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years.
Both are captivating and sometimes unapproachable, even though they are kind-hearted. They are loyal to a fault, and often it gets them into some trouble. Keep scrolling to read about some of TVs best girl-next-door characters and what made them the apple of everyone’s eyes.
Rachel Green, from the critically-acclaimed sitcom Friends, is the epitome of the girl next door. Originally portrayed as a spoiled New York girl, Rachel soon proves to be fiercely loyal and tries her hardest to be a good friend. Although it takes some time, Rachel is able to figure out how to live as an average broke New Yorker.
As the show progressed season after season, viewers saw Rachel grow from a self-absorbed individual to someone much more likable and real. Tack on her ongoing on-again-off-again relationship with Ross, and the quirky Rachel places herself as one of the top girls next door.