Toni Topaz, played by actress Vanessa Morgan, is the new talk-of-the-town character who's going to mix things up on Riverdale. We know her name can trigger every Bughead shipper out there, with rumors flying that she will be the one who’s going to break everyone's OTP apart. But, hey, let us not jump into conclusions just yet!
With all the drama that’s happening in town, Toni Topaz might be the laid back chick we all need at the moment. Here's why!
1. She’s the "girl in the gang." Vanessa described her character as the girl in the gang because of her involvement with the Southside Serpents. She’s badass and a true-blood fighter, making her diverse among the Northside girls a.k.a. Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge.
2. She’s bisexual. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people are so interested with this character. The young adult series is quite known for their act of tackling social issues like LGBT and racism, and Toni's sexuality is one of the doors the show is bravely opening.
3. She's our newest hair peg. Of course, we can’t make this list without talking about how much we love her hair! The pink highlights make her brown eyes pop!
4. She has a vulnerable side. It has been told in the Archie Comics that Toni is Jughead’s girl version; she’s strong on the outside but broken on the inside because of an unknown past. With her huge appetite and savageness, Jughead and Toni have a lot of similarities that will be shown later on in the show.
5. She’s a photographer. Riverdale is full of talented youngsters, from intelligent writers to gifted singers. And now that they’re adding a photographer in the crew, we’re excited to see what kind of twisted yet fascinating photos she’s going to take!
6. She has a hunger for justice. It's something that makes her connected with the other characters. If you’re an avid fan of the show, you know the problems just keep on escalating, and the town needs more fearless people like her!
Bonus: Toni-Cheryl ship, anyone? Can you just imagine Northside’s Dauntless Queen Vixen and Southside’s Bodacious Lioness together? Plus, the actresses who are playing these characters are actually close in real life! We can't wait to see this duo soon!
What are your thoughts on Toni Topaz? Let us know in the comments below!
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