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A Girl Next Door is a character who, it is implied, an "ordinary guy" male protagonist might have known when growing up, and whom he might like without feeling intimidated. She may literally be from the same neighborhood as the hero, or she may just remind him of girls he knew back home.

In simpler terms: the feminine equivalent of an "average Joe", in terms of looks [[OneOfTheBoys and personality]]. An Average Josephine, if you will.

They'll usually embody a "[[MadonnaWhoreComplex wholesome]]" sort of femininity, so they're rarely the promiscuous sort, though she might act as a {{foil}} [[BettyAndVeronica to a woman who is.]] Since the trope is more about her personality, some ''can be'' considered [[UnkemptBeauty knock-outs]]. In which case, they're likely the local beauty in the neighborhood, or a small town; especially if she's someone like the [[FanserviceWithASmile sassy, hot waitress]] from the local diner, or the FarmersDaughter.

Among their friends, they're easy to talk to and usually good listeners. But they also tend to be [[BrutalHonesty frank about how they see things]] and expect the same in return. In a BettyAndVeronica duo, she's the "Betty". As such, her disposition ranges from [[OnlySaneMan even-tempered]], [[HotBlooded to boisterous]] and, if she's a looker, she usually doesn't flaunt it. That isn't to say, she's incapable of passion; she's just unlikely to be extroverted about it.

Girls of this nature will often appear in {{Harem|Genre}}s, usually as the inevitably UnluckyChildhoodFriend of the protagonist, or as said above, the "Betty" in a LoveTriangle. In non-romantic stories, she'll either be {{best friend}}s with one of the others, or she may be the CoolBigSis.

The SpearCounterpart, Boy Next Door, is the same, only--you know--male. Often overlaps with OneOfTheBoys. Contrast with HelloNurse and PeerlessLoveInterest. Also compare TheAllAmericanBoy, who might well be her {{High School Sweetheart|s}}.

For the 2004 film, see ''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2004}}''. For the 2007 film, see ''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2007}}''. For Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 5, see ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Also not to be mistaken for Crystal Bernard's album, ''The Girl Next Door'' or the webcomic ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* There is an unusual example in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''. Misaki Nakahara is a literal Girl Next Door whose innocence and rather plain beauty is, at first, an integral part of her relationship with Satou, combining this trope with ManicPixieDreamGirl. However, ''both'' tropes become {{subverted|Trope}} when she is slowly revealed to exhibit [[spoiler: nearly every symptom of a textbook case of Borderline Personality Disorder, including extreme self-esteem issues, self-harm, skewed social perspective, and an unhealthy (suicidally so) obsession with Satou.]]
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi]] is the 'plainest' looking girl among the cast, having [[BoyishShortHair short]] [[UnkemptBeauty mussy hair]] and a BeautyMark on her left cheek. She's also shown to be honest and a hard worker, having two jobs to support herself and her kid brother.
* Kosaki Onodera in ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}''. While the rest of the haremettes are gangsters and the daughter of the police chief, Kosaki is just an ordinary girl who works in her family's bakery.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'': While the other female leads are meant to cater to different fetishes, Rei's look and her mannerism invokes a tomboy quality, befitting the "childhood friend" type. Though she has to [[LoveTriangle compete with]] [[MsFanservice Saeko]] for Takashi's affections.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Tatsuki gets mistaken for a boy sometimes, since [[BoyishShortHair her hair is short]], but she's most definitely a girl. [[LipstickLesbian Chizuru]] even said she'd probably hit on Tatsuki, '''IF''' she weren't ''[[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon such]]'' [[BullyHunter a tomboy.]]
** Orihime and Tatsuki's other school friends count too: Michiru is the cute and homey kind, Mahana is the more active and tomboyish type, and Kunieda is the smart and quiet CuteBookworm.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': [[TheLadette Mikoto's]] a looker, but she's basically [[OneOfTheBoys one of the guys]]. So her attractiveness stems more [[BoobsOfSteel from her chest]], since most guys are intimidated by [[HugeSchoolgirl her height]] and [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon athleticism]]. Asou was one of the few to not be put-off by it and briefly dated her[[note]]though it's rumored that he broke up with her after she [[SoreLoser repeatedly outscored him at an arcade game]][[/note]]. And, in ''[[DistantFinale School Rumble Z]]'', it's revealed that she eventually [[spoiler:married Hanai]].
* Subverted with Habara from ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. As the DistaffCounterpart to the main character [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Tadakuni]], you might expect her as this for Toshiyuki Karasawa. While her current personality would suggests this, she was formerly the most feared bully in elemental school and was responsible for Karasawa's scar on his head. Despite being a NiceGirl nowadays (mostly), all boys including Karasawa still fear her and they would pay her or her friends money rather than dating her. Funnily enough, Habara believes that Karasawa is in love with her, delusional about the fact that he obviously hates her.
* In VisualNovel/AoNoKanataFourRhythm, Hinata and Rika's bedrooms are right next door to each other, mere feet apart. As a Running Gag, Hinata keeps running into his new neighbor while she's changing clothes in her room. Queue the simultaneous screams.
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Alicia is Emilio's [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]] who was always sneaking into the palace to play while they were growing up. She's the nice, wholesome sort, always ready to listen, and has some romantic interest in Emilio, but holds off on pursuing it since she's not sure it's reciprocated.
* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Applies to Mina in both the figurative and literal sense. She's been neighbors and schoolmates with Ryosuke since childhood. And, while she's undeniably attractive, [[ImNotPretty she feels plain]] compared to other girls; especially if it's Lisara.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. He's wholesome, humble, a gentleman, and as American as apple pie. He's progressive enough to not have any prejudice against anyone, but old-fashioned enough to have very set morals and a strong sense of justice.
* {{Betty|AndVeronica}} Cooper in the Franchise/ArchieComics, as opposed to her UptownGirl rival for Archie's affections, Veronica. For his part, humble everyteen Archie is this in comparison to the wealthier and [[JerkJock more athletic]] Reggie Mantle or the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} goofy comic relief]] Jughead.
* Played with in regard to Gwen Stacy of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''. As portrayed in the comics, Gwen was more of an exotic flower whom Peter only met after he left Forest Hill and "went out into the world", i.e. Manhattan and college. She came from an upper-class background, her first boyfriend, Harry, was the son of a millionaire and in her first appearance she was introduced as a high-school beauty queen. However, as she became the Betty to Mary Jane's Veronica, she moved into this category. MJ herself became literally this Trope in the Ultimate universe, having lived next door to the Parkers since she was a little girl and, before their RelationshipUpgrade, was the geeky best friend of an equally-as-geeky Peter.
* Shellie from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is sassy but meek enough to qualify.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', the Silver Agent explicitly describes his first girlfriend as this. He broke off with her because he was sterile, but told her ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies because she would have tried to stifle her dreams for him.

* Mary Jane Watson from the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies is an example due to her being a CompositeCharacter with Liz Allan, who in the comics attended Midtown High together with Peter Parker and Flash Thompson, and Gwen Stacy who was (or rather, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn became]]) the girl-next-door type girlfriend to Peter.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'':
** Instead of being another macho-brute SuperSoldier, Captain America is an sweet-tempered, adorable, well-mannered and kind-hearted BoyNextDoor.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' this is invoked by [[spoiler:Agent 13]] who is undercover as Steve's next door neighbor.
%%* This was played with like many other tropes in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
* The film ''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2004}}'' clearly subverts this trope, as said girl is a retired porn actress played by Elisha Cuthbert.
* Layla from ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' is Will's GranolaGirl best friend.
* Jamie Sullivan in ''Film/AWalkToRemember'' is a believer in God who doesn't care what anyone else thinks.
%%* Lori Laughlin plays one in ''SecretAdmirer''
%%* Music/SelenaGomez's character, Mary Santiago, in ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory''.
* Andy from ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' was meant to be the kind of girl you could run into on the subway.
* From ''Film/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants'', Shy and beautiful Lena and Carmen, the writer.
* ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'' has three: Gigi Phillips is like a basset hound. They're kinda pathetic - so you want to cheer them up. Beth Murphy wants a good man and a husband. Mary is a romantic who has been hiding behind technology.
%%* Boof from ''Film/TeenWolf''
* Stéphanie is the girl across the hall in ''Film/TheScienceOfSleep''. Zoé lives there as well but she isn't one of these.
* Casey Carlyle from ''Film/IcePrincess'' is a CoolLoser and physics geek.
* Julie from ''Film/{{Flipped}}'' is such a friendly neighbor that she regularly gives Bryce her chicken's eggs for his family.
* Maggie (Marla Sokoloff) from the movie ''Film/WhateverItTakes''. She eventually ends up with her boy next door.
%%* Rosie from ''Theatre/BranNueDae''
* [[FinalGirl Nancy Thompson]] in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' lives across the street from her boyfriend Glen. Wes Craven noted he cast the actress specifically because of her accessible, wholesome appeal.
%%* Denise in ''Film/HotRod''.
* Mary, the protagonist of the movie ''Film/{{Saved}}'', is played as one of these; more importantly, she doesn't lose the general demeanor even after ''becoming pregnant''. This is meant to show Mary as genuinely filled with the Christian spirit of compassion, in order to contrast Mary with her Alpha Bitch rival, who attends the same Christian school environment as her but is hypocritical about being "filled with Christ's love".
%%* Maria Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', to her childhood friends, Manolo and Joaquin.
%%* Julia from the movie Wedding Singer would qualify as this.
* Faline comes off as this in ''[[Disney/{{Bambi}} Bambi II]]'', not being nearly as [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]] as she was as a fawn in the first film.
* ''Film/SpankingTheMonkey'': Toni is this to Ray, being a sweet and approachable girl from the neighborhood who is the only real person he can talk to aside from his mother.

* OlderThanRadio: Rebecca "Becky" Thatcher from ''Literature/TomSawyer''.
%%Zero-context example: * Literature/HarryPotter's best friend's little sister Ginny Weasley, his helpful intellectual friend Hermione Granger and his loyal optimistic companion Luna Lovegood.
%%* Bella's hometown acquaintance Jacob from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* Sweet, shy, and sensible Jane Bennet in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' is this to neighbor Charles Bingley.
%%* Kristy and Mary Anne from ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub''.
* For Cassie from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', high fashion is socks that actually match for once. She's also gentle in being the team's moral center and doing what she must but hating the need to fight.
* JackWeyland's 1990 book tells the story of teenage best friends ''Michelle & Debra'' where Michelle chooses to be the good, obedient, religious girl while Debra strays.
* In ''Literature/VanishingActs'' by Jodi Picoult, Delia is this to Eric, the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friend]], and Fitz, the Unlucky Childhood Friend. [[spoiler: by the end of the book the tables have turned and Eric is the unlucky one.]]
* ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'' has the titular character [[spoiler: the vampire-slaying, magic-wielding version]].
* Julie Sims in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' is a GirlNextDoor [[FriendlySniper with a rifle]]. She's described as being pretty, but not much more, and aside from occasional bouts of angst is fairly level-headed.
* Ruby, Ralph's girlfriend in ''Literature/UrnBurial'' has lived in the house next door to him since they were born, and whilst not drop dead gorgeous is plenty attractive enough for being familiar and not having any pretensions.
* Bernadette (Bernie) Manuelito in the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee series by Creator/TonyHillerman is the rare Native American version. She is a pretty, cheerful, down-to-earth fellow Navajo cop who is contrasted to Chee's previous love interest, the beautiful, sophisticated, half-white lawyer Janet Pete from Washington, D.C.
* Subverted along with most of the wholesome ideas of TheFifties in Jack Ketchum's ''Literature/TheGirlNextDoor''.
%% * Simon Lewis from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
%%* Sophie Prentice and Grella from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].
* A golden years example occurs between Ralph Roberts and Lois Chasse in Creator/StephenKing's ''Insomnia''. He's a retired widower; she's been a widow for a while now, and they've been good friends and neighbors for some years. Eventually they tie the knot.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The titular character from ''Series/ICarly'', Carly Shay. Cute and feminine but not overtly sexual, Freddie's known her for a long time, and they have the ChildhoodFriendRomance and JustFriends thing going on. Carly is popular at school and with her webshow without being the AlphaBitch, and will rebel against authority if she perceives unfairness in the treatment of her friends. Carly does have enough aspects of the GenkiGirl to qualify her for that as well, but there AintNoRule that says she can't be [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot The Genki Girl Next Door]]. See TheChick and TomboyAndGirlyGirl.
%%* Joey from ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' is one of the more attractive examples
%%* Elena and Bonnie from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Matt is a male version of this.
* Winnie Cooper from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' is a good tv example. Actress Danica [=McKellar=] is also a HotScientist.
%%* Samantha Thompson in ''Series/AceLightning'' before she got PutOnABus.
* Amanda takes the {{Betty|AndVeronica}} position with Series/{{Kyle|XY}} who also has the wholesome traits to apply.
** Also Andy and Josh have a very easy time becoming boyfriend and girlfriend because they're each like a typical teenage boy.
* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] Chloe Sullivan and Lana Lang, who has an Unlucky Childhood Friend in Clark in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
%%* Sabrina and each of her friends from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* Rory Gilmore from ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' is straight up while her mother Lorelai knows how to put an outfit together, host a fun party and is a role model to Rory making her a double subversion. Rory's first boyfriend Dean was the male version until he TookALevelInJerkass.
* From ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Willow is straight up this, while Buffy's toughness mixed with her femininity make her character average out.
** The first 2 seasons, Buffy is very much this trope, befriending underdogs, having quick come-backs and being especially peppy. She's also naive & somewhat awkward around guys she likes, and Zander is her male Unlucky Childhood Friend. Over time, however, a lot of "break the cutie" occurs, turning her into a 99% Crusader. Willow (who has a lot of the Librarian traits) also turns into a Crusader by the end, having lost her naive innocence along with Buffy.
* Topanga from ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' became this starting with season 2 ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn season 1 Topanga]] was a CloudCuckoolander GranolaGirl). She even has a ChildhoodFriendRomance "ordinary guy" male protagonist Cory.
%%* Haley James Scott from ''Series/OneTreeHill''.
* Maggie in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is explicitly described as this, which attracted many guys to her. She eventually ends up with her literal [[ChildhoodFriendRomance boy next door]]. There's even a montage of [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments them being shown at different ages, from when they first met as children to them growing old together.]]
%%* Mary Ann from ''Series/GilligansIsland''
* Monica Geller from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is a bossier and sexier version than most, but is down to earth, maternal, and TheHeart of the group. She lives across the hall from Joey (who was originally going to be her love interest) and Chandler (her eventual boyfriend and husband).
* Donna Pinciotti in ''Series/That70sShow'' is an excellent example of the {{Tomboy}} version of the trope.
* From ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' there's Liberty, Emma, whose {{foil}} is the provocative Manny, and Terri whose {{foil}}s are queen bee Paige and top dog Ashley.
%%* Sarah in ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''. It is the theme song after all.
* Mary from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' starts going out with a neighbor guy who she used to play basketball with. After she breaks up with him he says that playing a game together will help him feel more like they're friends again.
* Pam from ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' is an adult version. A down-to-earth, modestly dressed NiceGirl with a shy crush on her best friend, and a big part of her appeal is how approachable she is, combined with her obvious but understated good looks. In later seasons, she gains more confidence.
* Penny from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. She moves into the apartment across the hall in the first episode and that alone gave Leonard some hope that she might become interested in him. She is consistently portrayed as a fairly down-to-earth and friendly girl who helps fill in the gaps in the guys' social skills. Still, as she and Leonard start dating, it’s made fairly clear that if they weren't neighbors he wouldn't have had much of a shot with her.
* Betty Cooper in ''{{Series/Riverdale}}'', a CW reboot of the Archie comics franchise, not only is the modernised version of the original [[BettyandVeronica Betty]], but she’s [[NiceGirl genuinely nice]], [[CuteandPsycho pretty]], and [[GoGetterGirl academically inclined]]. Her bed-room window is literally across the street from Archie’s, too. [[spoiler: She turns into [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Best Friend]] after her unsuccessful LoveConfession to Archie, but then [[PromotionToLoveInterest develops]] an [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl unexpected]] albeit [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan supportive]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance romance]] with her fellow IntrepidReporter [[TallDarkAndSnarky Jughead Jones]].[[note]]In case any-one missed this, ''Riverdale'' is what happens when ''Twin Peaks'' meets ''Archie’s Comics''.[[/note]]]]

%%* Music/SavingJane's "Girl Next Door".
* In Music/TaylorSwift's "Tear Drops On My Guitar", she's the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]].
** In "You Belong With Me", she's the nice casual friend as opposed to his demanding girlfriend. ([[UnreliableNarrator Or that's how she sees her,]] [[RealWomenDontWearDresses since girly girls are evil!]])
* "Girl Next Door" by Brandy Clark:
-->If you want the girl next door\\
Some Virgin Mary metaphor\\
Your cardboard cutout on the wall\\
Your paper or your Barbie doll\\
With perfect hair and a perfect dress\\
I'm really just the perfect mess\\
And I ain't nothing less or nothing more\\
So, baby, if you want the girl next door\\
Then go next door
%%* Music/NeilSedaka's "Next Door to an Angel".

* Patrice in ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''. Subverted in that Evan has not known her his whole life, rather he has just moved there and she is the first friend he makes.
* Kate Monster in ''Theatre/AvenueQ,'' particularly for Princeton, for whom she carries a torch.
* Asta Allmers from ''Theatre/LittleEyolf'' by Creator/HenrikIbsen. She grew up with the male protagonist, believing herself to be his sister, and though not overly sexual, has grown into his best friend, much to the annoyance of his wife, Rita.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* To some extent, Alyx from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Only debatable thing is that when she was living in Black Mesa, she was only a baby. But then came the Combine occupation and she became a rather hot tomboy by the time Gordon returned two decades later. Since then, they've been together for most of the time.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Tifa was originally [[AvertedTrope an aversion]], as she used to have the look (''and body'') of a supermodel. Creator/SquareEnix redesigned her appearance for ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', by shortening her hair to about shoulder-length, reduced her bust size, and gave her a more realistically proportioned figure along with a much more conservative outfit. Which was done because Nomura wanted her to have the look of a modern working-class woman. In short: [[TropesAreTools he deliberately invoked the trope]] to make her seem more approachable.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2'': The same can be said of Yuna and her cousin, Rikku, who're presented as a pair of fun loving teens. Both are cute and have modest figures, though Rikku certainly ''[[{{stripperific}} doesn't dress]]'' [[BarelyThereSwimwear modestly]].
* ''[[VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame Friday the 13th: The Game]]'' has Jenny Myers, who is explicitly called this on her concept art.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series features numerous females, several of whom, fall under this category:
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' has Link's best friend, Saria, who is the most popular girl in Kokiri Village. Though her looks are best described as childlike, since the Kokiri don't age beyond their early adolescent years. Which is why she physically resembles a 13-14 year old girl, despite [[VagueAge possibly being much older]].
** Malon is another example from the same game. As a ranch-hand, she's presented as having [[UnkemptBeauty a natural, rustic beauty]], whose appearance is that of a simple [[FarmBoy farm girl]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has Ilia who, despite being the Mayor's daughter, has the look and personality of [[FarmersDaughter a farm girl]] instead - from her short blonde hair, to her love of nature and [[DoesNotLikeShoes her habit of going barefoot.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' casts the namesake character herself in the role, being the daughter of the headmaster and a close-but-mostly-platonic friend of Link at the start of the game.
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': [[PirateGirl Aika]] is both a literal and figurative example:
** Her house was actually next-door to the Dyne family's, back on Pirate Isle. Later, when Vyse establishes their new HQ on Crescent Isle, her flat is directly across from his, on the villa's second floor.
** In terms of attractiveness, she has [[UnkemptBeauty a tomboyish charm]] about her that's been noted as being reminiscent of ''Literature/PippiLongstocking''. While her hips [[ShesGotLegs and legs]] are said to be the most notable aspects of her figure.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** The series as a whole has a few, though they can be ''[[FanDumb HEAVILY]]'' disputed. Counting by appearance, there's [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Caeda/Sheeda]], [[TokenMiniMoe Lilina]], and Tana. Note that all three of these girls are ''[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses royalty]]'' (more or less; Lycia's not a monarchy but Lilina's father is nevertheless the head of a country). Then again, the same is true of their love interests, so it's all relative.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if Chrom doesn't have enough supports or love points with any of his prospect girlfriends before [[spoiler: Chapter 11]], he's slated to marry [[spoiler: and have Lucina with]] a girl from an Ylissean village, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep only known as]] [[NoNameGiven the Village Maiden]]. In her first and only appearance, she fits in here to a T: she's sweet, soft-spoken, and she and Chrom seem to be pretty HappilyMarried.

* Rachel from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is set up as this, being a childhood friend and mother figure for Baam. [[spoiler: The fact that she ran away from their life together should have been a first good hint, but it is subverted when she tries to kill him out of jealousy and fear that he might stop her in her quest.]]
%%* Jean Poule of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' is about a relatively Next Door-ish Girl who nonetheless finds herself employed as a fashion model.
* The titular character of the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' arc [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=981114 "A Carnivorous Smurf for Kimmy Sue Hasenpfeffer"]] was one of these. Kimmy Sue, not the [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurf]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The protagonist of ''TakeALemon'' is rather upset when a [[ForScience college physics experiment]] turns her into a classic Girl Next Door overnight. Especially since [[GenderBender He]] used to be a bit of rock guitar playing lech.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Tootie is a geeky girl who lives near Timmy and quite obviously loves him. Although Timmy doesn't return her affections at first, he sympathizes with her since they both have to deal with Tootie's meaner older sister and Timmy's babysitter, Vicky. [[spoiler: According to the live action movie, many years later, Tootie returns to town a transformed woman, and Timmy falls in love with her]].
%%* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Rose, at start of the series, has a lot of this trait.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The eponymous heroine is portrayed as a down-to-earth [[OneOfTheBoys tomboy type]], who's the amazonian [[TheChiefsDaughter daughter of Chief Tonraq.]] She's also [[UnkemptBeauty a natural beauty]], though she prides herself on [[SupernaturalMartialArts her bending ability]] and her role as the world's Avatar instead.
* As a male example, Jeremy to Candace in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. There's also Isabella for Phineas, [[ObliviousToLove who hasn't noticed her feelings yet]].
* Like Buffy, WesternAnimation/KimPossible is a double subversion because she's insecure about boys, dating, and the social order, and has very few close friends; however, she's admired by her peers, involved in every school activity, and is an [[ActionGirl international kung-fu-fighting pro-bono action heroine]].
%%* For another male example, see [[MeaningfulName Gil Nexdor]] in relation to Susan and Mary Test in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' in the episode "The Fan":
-->'''Sarah:''' Or maybe I'm just the girl next door who's always been there for you, but you're too foolish to realize it's perfect for you.\\
'''Darwin:''' But you don't live next door.\\
'''Sarah:''' I can move.

* The fashion industry is forever caught between the ideal of maximum glamour and idealised beauty, and the need to sell stuff to, well, real people. One solution is to employ models with (allegedly) "Girl Next Door" looks; [[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125193650683481609.html it's said that this becomes more widespread during economic recessions,]] when the industry is less inclined to take chances. Of course, these tend to be unusually slim, poised Girls Next Door, with perfect complexions.
* American TV commercials have had a whole recent trend of "Girl Next Door customer service rep deals humorously with wacky customers" ads. It started with Flo from Progressive Insurance, and [[FollowTheLeader she's been joined by]] Jan from Toyota and Lily from AT&T.