Perfect casting: Chord Overstreet as Flip Kelly
Oh, he’s many, many things, don’t get me wrong. All of them wonderful. He’s wildly exciting. Wildly attractive. He’s so handsome, he’ll burn your retinas. He’s got that whitehot white blond hair, with those killer bangs … a nose like a ski slope … those blazing, dragon green eyes … and a smile so white and so bright, it guides Santa’s sleigh in dense fog! It’s true! He exudes charm and charisma and sex appeal like no one else in the world. Go on, I dare you not to fall in love with him! I dare you!
And NICE! Whooo-eee! You’d think he was running for office. Why, he’s on friendly terms with EVERY SINGLE STUDENT at the Eisenhower Academy, even Stinky Jo Blunchly, who wets himself if anyone get too near. Anyone but Flip, that is. For Flip he stays dry! That boy gets RESPECT.
So he’s all of these things, ON TOP of being Flip Kelly: football hero, local saint, and role model.
Nah. He’s a dork. Too wide-eyed. Too earnest. Too easily impressed.
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