Kelly is my favourite character, because there's never been someone on television (that I've seen) like her. Lauren doesn't have the typical measurements that appear often in media today, but she has an unmistakeable beauty and an accompanying respect. I'm totally fangirling, but she's awesome and I don't think people say that enough.
I think people are just more concerned about making fun of her accent and judging her for god know what. But, I love her. A lot.