Make it or Break it was a popular teen series which revolved around the lives of a group of girls at one of the nation’s top gymnastic gyms The Rock. To discover information on the show’s most popular characters, simply continue reading.
Payson Keeler who is played by actress Ayla Kell, is ranked as the number one gymnast at her training club The Rock. Payson is best known for being a hard worker, gritty, determined gymnast who is hell bent on succeeding and reaching her goals. Unfortunately for Payton she ends up suffering a severe injury while competing on the uneven bars during a competition and is told that she may have to give up her goal of becoming a professional gymnast. Luckily for Payson she is able to undergo an innovative, experimental surgery and finds that she is able to concentrate on becoming an artistic gymnast.
Emily Kmetko who is played by Chelsea Hobbs, is brand new to The Rock and is recruited by coach Marty after he sees her practicing gymnastics at a YMCA in Fresno. Even though members of The Rock are not allowed to hold down part time jobs, Emily tries to hide the fact that she works at a local pizza joint in the weekends in order to try and support her parents who are struggling to make ends meet. Emily does well at The Rock and ends up making the national team. Unfortunately for Emily, she doesn’t reach her gymnastics goals after she falls pregnant and decides not to have an abortion and to focus on raising her child instead of becoming a professional gymnast.
As one of the top gymnasts at The Rock, Kaylie Cruz is one of Payson Keeler’s greatest rivals. In fact, at the nationals, Kaylie even manages to beat Payson for the number one spot which made Kaylie the national champion. Much to Payson’s dismay. One of Kaylie’s story arcs is her struggle with anorexia as Kaylie becomes obsessed with losing weight as she thinks she’ll become an even better gymnast if she’s able to drop more weight. Thankfully Kaylie finally realizes that she needs to work on her issue with dieting when another girl Maeve dies due to heart failure which was a side effect of anorexia.
Lauren Tanner is known by her fellow gymnasts as the queen of the beam, her favorite apparatus. While Lauren is a skilled gymnast she often rubs people the wrong way. Partly due to her snobby, cut throat attitude. In the first few episodes of the series, Lauren tries to bully Emily as it’s obvious that Emily doesn’t come from money and Lauren sees Emily’s insecurity about her family situation as a sore point which she can exploit in order to play mind games with Emily who she sees as a serious threat.
So if you’ve never watched Make it or Break it, it’s well worth binge watching it as it features plenty of drama and intrigue to keep you glued to the edge of your seat.
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