character: payson keeler

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– i hate this stupid fashion show. i feel like the incredible hulk up there next to a bunch of pretty little barbie dolls. boys don’t look at me the same way they look at kaylie or lauren. and i would just rather not sell tickets to it, okay?
– payson, you are a strong, graceful young woman. and boys do notice you.
– you’re my mom. you’re supposed to say that.
– i see it here at the gym. i just think you don’t notice them.
– sasha said i need to marry my beauty with my braun. i don’t even know what that means.
– well, have you ever seen those women in other countries who carry their children on their backs, who are farming and building a home and they’re still just incredibly beautiful? some of those cultures celebrate those women like goddesses. what could be more sexy than the combination of strong and feminine?

It would’ve been hard to decide who wins gold at the London 2012 Olympic games, because each girl had their own downfall throughout the series. It was all about Payson in season one with her back injury and overcoming her biggest obstacle. In season 2, it was all about Kaylie with her Anorexia (eating disorder) and how she needed to recover and admit that she had a problem. In season 3, it was all about Lauren and her heart condition and how she was able to face her biggest fear with no denial.

 

6

“I am proud to announce the 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team.”

(Coach McIntire, Make It Or Break It, 3x08, United Stakes)

6

“This is amazing, isn’t it?  We’re really here.”
“Nothing compared to what we’ll feel in London.  Imagine it.  We’ve dreamed of this and now we’re here.  Together.  Let’s promise not to let anything or anyone get in the way of us going all the way.”

(Make It Or Break It, 3x01, Smells Like Winner)

While I’m disappointed that tonight was the series finale of Make it or Break it, I’m also content with how the writers ended it. After all, I’m all for happy endings. Because quite frankly, I’m not keen on the idea of watching one of the girls not placing in the Olympics (which I’m thinking would probably have been Jordan because she’s not a main character). 

My bets for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd would be: Payson, Kaylie, Lauren.

Who do you think would place if the series wasn’t cancelled?