Sometimes I get these great bursts of inspiration and come up with great Babe Battles. Other times, I'm struggling to figure out which chicks to pit against one another. For instance, this week I felt like I came up with a good category: Former Teen Chick Flick stars all grown up. But there were so many of them to choose from. And the category is kind of a joke in itself. I mean, are they hotter now or were they hotter when they either weren't (or we just thought they looked like they weren't) legal? Morality questions abound.
Rachel Leigh Cook
SHE'S ALL THAT promptly made both Cook and her co-star Freddie Prinze Jr. into new stars. (As well as highlighted the coming surfer dude greatness of Paul Walker. Say whatever you want about the man, he f*cking ruled
in RUNNING SCARED.) Flash forward 10 years (that's right, old folks... the movie was originally released in 1999) and Cook still looks hot while Prinze is bloated and probably feeling lucky that he married Sarah Michelle Gellar to stay remotely relevant.
Lacey, Lacey, Lacey. Sure, she was the kid sister from "Party of Five" who took a backseat to JLove's burgeoning hotness and Neve Campbell's dramatics. And yeah, she became a voice over star for childrens' cartoons. But then she was Gretchen in MEAN GIRLS. Even better, she made fun of her former co-star in NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE and JLove's role in CAN'T HARDLY WAIT. (Another movie that turned 10 last year.) She might have a little voice, but she grew a mighty bustline.
I liked her when she was on "The Amanda Show." I liked that she was a native to my part of the woods (Thousand Oaks, California). I liked when she got silly in WHAT A GIRL WANTS. I love that she flashed (sadly, not towards the camera) briefly in SHE'S THE MAN. I love that she's a party girl who doesn't look tore up from the floor up. I hate
that she isn't getting more work. Out of the three, she may or may not be physically the hottest, but she's definitely the most talented. I think. Argh!
Well, who's the hottest Former Teen Queen hottie?