Kelly Kapowski Will Always Be Our Teen Dream

  • Kelly Kapowski

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  • Kelly Kapowski

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  • Kelly Kapowski

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Kelly Kapowski

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

Courtney Enlow

Tiffani Amber Thiessen turns 41 today. While the actress has had a successful career thanks to shows like Beverly Hills: 90210 and White Collar, she’ll always be our sweet, beloved Kelly Kapowski.

On her birthday, we had no choice but to celebrate the eternally youthful Saved by the Bell icon. Here are all the reasons Kelly/Tiffani is our forever crush.

Her taste in dresses? Perfection.

All clothes really. I would wear this outfit every day.

And she had excellent taste in formalwear, even when she wasn’t entirely certain what was going on.

Her fitness game was on point.

So was her modeling game.

Like, so on point. She even got a job modeling in Paris. We never saw it happen and it was never spoken of again, but for one episode she had the possibility of being a Paris model and that was the early ‘90s dream, people.

Another reason we love Kelly? Her style is so 2015. Seriously, she was ahead of her time.

Her side-eye was strong.

And her bangs were bangin’.

Did you know that, assuming they didn’t get divorced so Zack could take up with Tori again or Kelly with a significantly older man, Zack and Kelly would have celebrated their 20th anniversary last October? If that made you feel old too, let’s cheers an Ensure and yell at kids to get off our lawns together.

Yes, Zack and Kelly, two college freshmen, got married and we as a nation rooted for these babies to get married and have more babies. The ‘90s was a simpler time.

We’re happy she found Zack though. Because other boys didn’t really appreciate her.

She had a really problematic older man phase. Never forget frat boy Jeff, the Max manager and cheater extraordinaire she dumped Zack for.

And the questionable taste in older men continued into college. Remember when she was dating her professor? Oh Kel. ☹

She had older brothers though so she knew how men worked.

The girl had sass.

Kelly is bae. Even Justin Bieber knows it to be true.

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And the feeling is mutual.

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So on her birthday, do like Tiffani and Kelly. Dance away your haters, Hot Sundae-style.

Happy birthday, Tiffani. You’re still a teen dream.

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Watch Mr. Belding gives high school superlatives to his Saved by the Bell co-stars.

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