It’s hard to have sympathy for “Glee”-ster Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron)– she’s totally hot, dating Finn (Cory Monteith) and — did we mention she’s totally hot? But even Quinn has had her hard times. Hello: teenage pregnancy. Giving birth. Giving up the baby.
But thanks to Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink), we now know that Quinn has a secret past as a chubby girl with a big nose. “A little digging” was all it took for Lauren to find Quinn’s middle school yearbook photo — not only was she listed as “Lucy” Fabray, but she also sported a big nose and 70 extra pounds.
“I was chubby and felt terrible about myself,” says Quinn. “I didn’t have breasts and nobody talked to me.”
So she convinced her dad to fork out the cash for a nose job (which adds another wrinkle to her pushing Rachel (Lea Michele) to trim her own beak), lost some weight and the rest was McKinley High history.
We’re guessing Agron did not have a parallel real world experience, but hey, it’s enough to know that Quinn was once an outcast.
Or is it?
In an episode that is all about embracing one’s flaws, Quinn was resistant to the process and only embraced her former self after Finn told her he loved the girl in the picture and the revelation propelled her up 40 percent in prom queen voting.
We’re still not sure Quinn wouldn’t push Lucy off a cliff given the opportunity, but at least it brought her closer to Lauren.
Still, we’re not sure we’re down with Lauren’s methodology. Did Quinn really deserve to have a picture of her middle school outcast self posted on the bulletin board?