As an absolute Dirty Dancing fanatic myself, I’m constantly faced with the feeling that the character of Baby must have been based on me. Whether it’s her constant clumsiness or the way she unavoidably fell crazy for Swayze (didn’t we all?!), there seems to be a part of her in every single one of us. Here are: 10 times we totally related to Baby in Dirty Dancing.
The moment she first saw Penny and Johnny dance together
Legs, blonde, tall, blonde, LEGS! We all know at least one girl who we secretly wish we could be for five minutes just to know how it feels to look absolutely perfect.
When she never thought she’d find a guy as great as her dad
Been there, tried that – still not found one who tops my old man. I feel ya, Baby.
When that watermelon really tripped her up
Who’d have thought a large fruit could cause so much chaos?! She’s certainly not the only one who’s guilty of saying the wrong thing all the time – we all are!
When she found out Johnny and Penny weren’t actually a couple
She might have seemed quite casual when Billy asked her “you’d think they were a couple, wouldn’t ya?”, but we girls know that Baby was secretly fist-pumping the air like Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.
That time Johnny touched her boob and it was just too funny
It’s cool, Baby – I’d react in exactly the same way if Sir. Swayze has his hands on me.
When Robbie the waiter started being a real creep on her sister
Just as we were thinking Baby was a sweet and innocent teen, out comes her fierce side to blow us, and all the bad boys, away. It’s in the unwritten code of the female species that you just don’t let a guy treat another girl like crap and get away with it. Well done Baby, major girl points for you.
When she decided to be totally honest about her feelings
There’s only so long a girl can hold onto her feelings before it all just bursts out like word vomit. But, having said that, I’m sure women worldwide would be way more open to shedding their emotions if they knew if would instantly lead to a skin-to-skin session with Johnny Castle.
When she felt really, really let down
None of us like the feeling of being let down, especially by someone we love, and yet it’s something we’ve all had to deal with far too many times. But Baby did exactly what we should all learn to do: confront the situation head on and from the heart.
When she was brave enough to say goodbye
Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things any of us will ever have to do, especially when it’s someone we’re absolutely crazy for. We’re not ashamed to say that this particular goodbye has had us all absolutely sobbing into our popcorn on many occasions. DON’T GO JOHNNY! 😦
When she gets back up after every fall
In true Baby style, a downfall doesn’t mean the end, but a brand new beginning – and that’s what we love most about her. Whatever it is she’s been through, she just gets back up, fights the battle and always comes out on top (literally, in this case!).
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