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Protagonists

    Patricia "Patty" Bladell 

  • Disappeared Dad: Her father's not in the picture, and her mother isn't exactly willing to pick up the slack. It's implied that her lack of a paternal figure is the reason behind her obsession with her pageant coach, Bob Armstrong.
  • Fat Best Friend: Was this to Nonnie before her weight loss.
  • Freudian Excuse: Years of bullying and severe self-esteem issues didn't do wonders for her mind, turning her into a revenge-driven borderline psycho who can only barely hide it on her best days. She also seems to suffer abandonment issues from an absent father and neglectful, alcoholic mother, explaining her sudden attachment to Bob Armstrong.
  • It's All About Me: Most of the main plot revolves around her crush on Bob and her wanting revenge on those who have wronged her. Nonnie later states she was like this even before her weight loss.
  • My God, What Have I Done?
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    Robert "Bob" Armstrong, Jr. 

Supporting Characters

    Coralee Huggens-Armstrong 

  • Parental Substitute: Suggested by Bob to be a mother figure for Patty during the mother-daughter pageant. Didn't start off right, but ended up becoming close and winning the pageant. However, Coralee ends up blowing her off. But after Patty outed Bob, they both made up and Coralee decides to help Patty lose ten pounds before regionals.

    Robert "Bob" Barnard 

    Nonnie Thompson 

  • Only Sane Man: Clingy feelings for Patty aside, she's normally the one calling everyone out on their more absurd actions.
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    Brick Armstrong 

    Magnolia Barnard 

  • Betty and Veronica: Magnolia is the clean-cut, preppy Betty to Patty's more dangerous and seductive Veronica.
  • The Ace: She's a classic Alpha Bitch, a straight-A student and she's never lost a single pageant. Averted later in the show, when
  • Broken Ace

    Angie Bladell 

    Dixie Sinclair 

  • Asian Airhead
  • Beta Bitch: Subverted. She wants to be one to Magnolia, but the latter makes it clear she can't stand her.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Every one of Dixie's attempts at ruining Patty's reputation are revealed.

    Regina Sinclair 

  • Evil Is Petty: Blames Bob for Dixie's ineptitude and does everything in her power to make his life miserable.
  • The Hypocrite: Accuses Bob Armstrong of assaulting Dixie, which isn't true, yet she had sex with his son.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Those accusations end in Regina getting thrown in jail for having sex with a minor, also getting caught trying to frame another person for sending out explicit photos of her daughter, and losing both her home and her job.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Was this towards Brick, and got arrested. Then she attempted it again with Christian, which wasn't successful.
  • Sore Loser: Despite her daughter's horrid performance in the pageant Q&A section, she blames Bob for Dixie's loss.
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    Donald Choi 

    Christian Keene 

    Pastor Mike Keene 

    Sheriff Hank Thompson 

  • Good Parents: Despite being a single-dad and a police officer, he is always there for Nonnie and supports her, especially in her romantic relationship with Dee.
  • Open-Minded Parent

    Deborah "Dee" Marshall 

    Gail Keene 

Minor Characters

    Etta Mae Barnard 

  • The Ace
  • Parents as People: She's a caring mother to Magnolia, but works many jobs and is frequently traveling for work.

    Stella Rose Buckley 

  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: She got so badly broke with Bob Armstrong, when the latter chose to remain faithful to Coralee, to go to bed with Bob Barnard just to spite him, abandon her daughter Roxy (with Bob B.) in an orphanage because she still suffered for Bob A. and, at some point in her life, she even ended up in a psychiatric hospital. Once she has gone out and rejoined her grown daughter, they plans to destroy and annihilate the career (and even the marriage) of Bob A. in all possible ways and imaginable only to see him suffer as he has made her suffer. Also coming to kidnap Patty in the finale and plan to kill her just to tear her former lover apart.
  • Yandere

    Roxy Buckley 

    Robert Armstrong, Sr. 

    Father Schwartz 

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