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    Cassie Steele's "Degrassi" TikTok Is The Best Thing I've Seen All Year

    "I wanna be hot! Not cute, not adorable. Hot."

    Unless you're cuckoo bananas, you remember Manny Santos from Degrassi: The Next Generation, aka the best character ever.


    Manny had so many iconic hairstyles and outfits on the show, from pink tracksuits to front bangs.


    Recently, Degrassi actor Cassie Steele blessed us with a TikTok rating Manny's most memorable looks on a scale of 1–10, and I'm kinda obsessed.


    Rating my Manny Santos looks from Degrassi #degrassithenextgeneration #mannysantos #rating

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    Here's a breakdown of Cassie's ratings:

    1. Young Manny outfit

    pink tie dye and flower light denim wash jeans
    TikTok / @isteelethings / Via

    Cassie's verdict: "Really cute, perfect back-to-school gear."

    Rate: 8

    2. Velour pink tracksuit

    tight tracksuit showing midriff
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    Cassie's verdict: "I love tracksuits, but this shade of pink did not do me any favors. It just didn't fit that well."

    Rate: 6

    3. Sheer crop top, jeans, and pink thong

    Manny and Craig kissing and dancing
    TikTok / @isteelethings / Via

    Cassie's verdict: "This shade of pink, this outfit. Very Britney Spears."

    Rate: 9

    4. Short, choppy haircut

    shoulder-length bob with layers and bangs
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    Cassie's verdict: "I tried to do this fashionable mullet, and it just didn't turn out...but I really, really, really tried to make it work."

    Rate: 4

    5. Blonde hair and short bangs

    TikTok / @isteelethings / Via

    Cassie's verdict: "I just couldn't make this one work, could I? Okay, point for bravery!"

    Rate: 1

    6. University Manny

    natural long wavy hair with fringe bangs, wearing cute patterned scarf
    TikTok / @isteelethings / Via

    Cassie's verdict: "This was 'Degrassi Goes Hollywood,' 'Life Is a Show' was safe, average."

    Rate: 7

    7. And finally, the iconic blue thong look

    Manny walking down hallway in famous Season 3 scene showing her thong
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    Cassie's verdict: "This look. This was Manny from cute to hot, the thong..."

    Rate: "10 'cause it's so iconic."

    Thank you to Cassie Steele and the Degrassi gods for brightening my 2020.


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