Madonna, Debbie Gibson, and Joyce DeWitt.
But no one warmed my heart like Kellie Martin.
Her character Becca Thatcher from "Life Goes On" was sweet, awkward, nerdy, kindhearted. I wanted nothing more than to be her friend.
I identified with her frustrations and vulnerabilities dealing with school and family. I felt no one else understood her the way I did.
My crush evolved to full devotion when I got a teen magazine that featured Kellie in a bathing suit from "Wild & Crazy Kids" on Nickleodeon.
She was like a goddess.
Even drenched and wet, she looked perfect. Her smile can send my heart all a flutter to this day.
I've continued to follow her career through "Christy," "ER," and the "Mystery Woman" series. I even follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
She molded my idea of what I look for in another woman in my adult life today.
I even had an ex-girlfriend I called "My Becca" because she reminded me so much of Kellie.
Dita - California
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