5 Things I Liked About Jenny Humphrey From Gossip Girl
“Chuck’s harmless unless this place runs out of ice”
I know what you’re thinking: Why in the world would you like Jenny Humphrey? There’s so many things about Little J that screamed problematic and manipulative.
Let’s not forget that she earned the title of being the most notorious character on the show.
However, she was low-key my favorite character.
There was always something unique about her that stood out from the rest of the characters on the show. She had qualities that many people overlooked because she did more harm than good on the show.
At the same time, I liked Jenny because of Taylor Momsen. If it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t have given Gossip Girl a chance. So, I liked Jenny mostly because of the actress (now singer) who played her, but that’s not to say that Jenny didn’t have her own unique qualities that intrigued me.
1. Good Fashion Sense
Although Jenny’s fashion changed drastically on the show, I have to give it to her that her fashion sense was always on point.
No matter how dark or bright her outfit was, it was always edgy and cool in its own way. As Jenny grew older, she didn’t dress like Blair, Serena, or Vanessa. She defined her own style that was unique to her and what she felt was comfortable to her.
At the same time, Jenny’s style didn’t scream “New Yorker” to me. It made her more unique because she didn’t follow the same fashion and concepts as the other female characters on the show.
2. Hardworking & Ambitious
Jenny had a natural gift for designing and making her own clothes. It was pretty obvious that she wanted to succeed in the fashion industry.
Even though people didn’t always give her enough credit for her talent, I liked that she put so much love into her craft and her designs. I admired her for taking a leap of faith towards her career.
3. She’s Relatable
I can’t name a single TV character who’s been through as many hard lessons as Jenny Humphrey.
Even though most of those lessons came from her unique life choices, she definitely had a lot of relatable moments that defined a teenager.
That’s one of the main reasons why I find her to be an intriguing character. She wasn’t a cookie cutter character who was always perfect. She made mistakes, had her fair share of downfalls, and she had to learn many things the hard way.
4. She Has a Soft Spot For Eric
Although some people claimed that Jenny didn’t have a soft spot for anyone in her life, I felt that her relationship with Eric was strong even though they had a downfall.
I don’t remember what happened to their friendship but I believe the show ended with them being fairly close to each other. I believe at some point they were considered as “family” too.
So, this goes to show that Jenny and Eric will always have a special bond with each other even if they’re not as close as they used to be.
5. Little J Was Interesting
I remembered I used to sit on the edge of my seat whenever something happened to Jenny. Honestly, she was probably one of the few characters who gave me a reason to always watch the show.
I think she brought something new to the table that was refreshing to see but dramatic enough to keep me interested.
In my opinion, Gossip Girl wouldn’t be what it is today if there was no Jenny Humphrey. Even though she wasn’t the top characters that people remember, but her role as the indirect “antagonist” made the show extra special.
Honestly, I credit her for most of my favorite Gossip Girl moments.