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Nerdy Characters That Are Actually Bombshells

I’ve always wondered how the casting call happens for a less-than-pretty character. Do they specify before the auditions? I don’t know. What I do know is that they didn’t do that with these nerdy characters. They tried to pass off these completely gorgeous women as frumpy, plain, or unappealing.

1. Pam Beesly – The Office

Pam, everyone’s favorite receptionist at Dunder Mifflin and apple of Jim’s eye. She seems to always be dressed in the plainest of outfits.

1. Pam Beesly –The Office
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Played by Jenna Fischer

That’s because when she dresses up, she’s a grade-A knockout!

Played by Jenna Fischer
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2. Anita Lesnicki – Jennifer’s Body

Anita “Needy” Lesnicki is the quiet, reserved friend of Megan Fox’s Jennifer, the cheerleader super-babe at their school.

2. Anita Lesnicki –Jennifer's Body
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Played by Amanda Seyfried

Writer Diablo Cody and director Karyn Kasuma both stated that “only in Hollywood can Amanda Seyfried be the ugly one.” How they managed to make her look as plain as they did is a mystery.

Played by Amanda Seyfried
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3. Topanga Lawrence – Boy Meets World

The straight A student and hard working Topanga was the incredible and kind girlfriend of Cory Matthews through Boy Meets World and now wife in Girl Meets World.

3. Topanga Lawrence–Boy Meets World
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As played by Danielle Fishel

And Danielle Fishel is as stunning as she and Topanga are talented.

As played by Danielle Fishel
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4. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz – Big Bang Theory

Bernadette is known for her quiet demeanor, even temper, and sometimes her incredible bursts of fury. On top of her incredible academic skills of her own, to rival the rest of the cast.

4. BernadetteRostenkowski-Wolowitz–Big Bang Theory
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Played by Melissa Rauch

Well Melissa Rauch is not the mousy girl that she plays. She’s a fiercely gorgeous woman.

Played by Melissa Rauch
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5. Annie Edison – Community

Little Annie Adderall, everyone’s favorite keen student from Greendale. Sometimes the voice of reason in the study group… but often times not.

5. Annie Edison–Community
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As played by Alison Brie

Alison Brie is the zany girl behind Annie, and she’s actually known to be a bit of an exhibitionist and internet darling.

As played by Alison Brie
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6. Alex Dunphy – Modern Family

The geeky and less socially active of the Dunphy daughters, Alex, can still hold her own in a battle of wits with her siblings.

6. Alex Dunphy–Modern Family
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As played by Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter is a far cry from the plain girl she plays. She really takes it up a notch at red carpet events in gorgeous dresses regularly.

As played by Ariel Winter
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7. Velma Dinkley – Scooby-Doo

Everyone remembers Velma as the brains of the Scooby Gang, coming up with all the good plans and not for her looks like Daphne.

7. Velma Dinkley–Scooby-Doo
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As played by Linda Cardellini

Well, this version of Velma certainly has the looks too, because Linda Cardellini is a stunner!

As played by Linda Cardellini
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8. Felicity Smoak – Arrow

The incredibly tech savvy Felicity Smoak was supposed to only be a minor character, but apparently her on-screen presence was strong enough to stay with the cast.

8. Felicity Smoak–Arrow
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As played by Emily Bett Rickards

And her on-screen chemistry with Stephen Amell shouldn’t be surprising, because Emily Bett Rickards is a Smoak-show.

As played by Emily Bett Rickards
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9. Laney Boggs – She’s All That

Laney was not known for her fashion sense or being the popular girl in school, which is why Freddie Prinze Jr. helped her out.

9. Laney Boggs–She's All That
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As played by Rachael Leigh Cook

Then again, it’s not a very hard contest making a woman beautiful when you’re working with a gorgeous woman like Rachael Leigh Cook.

As played by Rachael Leigh Cook
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Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

It’s a busy job running a TV show, but Liz Lemon does it, even if it doesn’t leave her much time for anything else.

Liz Lemon–30 Rock
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As played by Tina Fey

Well Tina Fey can find the time to make herself shine, that’s for sure.

As played by Tina Fey
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Did they succeed at hiding the hotness? Leave us a COMMENT.

Did they succeed at hiding the hotness? Leave us a COMMENT.
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