8 Amazing Bodies of Saved by the Bell Stars
Get ready to hit the Malibu Sands Beach Resort in your best swimwear: It's time for a look at the amazing bodies from Saved By The Bell. True fans know the characters started on a series called Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which lasted for one season. It was then retooled, more characters were added, and it was renamed. That show aired on NBC for four seasons. A spinoff, The College Years, aired for one season, and followed some of the main characters at college. Two TV movies were also made—Hawaiian Style and Wedding In Vegas—which served as the show's finale. Another spinoff, The New Class, followed a new set of characters. In 2020, the show was revived, with most of the main cast returning. Why does this show endure, and how do the stars look so good? Read on.
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen played Kelly Kapowski on the original series, The College Years, and the 2020 revival. In addition to acting, she's an avid chef. Thiessen even had her own show on the Cooking Channel, Dinner At Tiffani's. "I grew up in a long line of women who love to cook," Thiessen tells People. "I just kind of went right into it with them. As I've gotten older and I started traveling to other countries, my love of cooking just expanded."
Ariela Barer played Chloe on season two of the revival show. She talked about having to deal with beauty standards with The Mary Sue. "We all have a very specific relationship to our appearances. I think as women, that's definitely a thing, and men too. There's a level of presentation to gender. There's a performance of all of it and that's something that's shown in little details. We talk a lot about how Nico has time to put on all this make-up every day but that's not unrealistic. She is someone who deals with having a mask and it's kind of like war paint at a certain level. These looks get so intricate as stakes get so high because it is her warrior look and I think all of us have different relationships to make-up."
Elizabeth Berkley played Jessie Spano on the original series and its revival. She shared her favorite beauty product in an interview with Refinery29. "I am absolutely obsessed with a Senna Cosmetics tinted moisturizer called Barely Base — it gives the perfect coverage but allows your skin to breathe and reflect light. I use their cream blush called Coy every day and for special events; it creates a fresh, dewy glow."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar played Zack Morris in the original show, The College Years, and in the 2020 revival. He talked about preparing for his role in the show Pitch to Vulture. "I went on a ketogenic diet. But a ketogenic diet, usually people use that to maintain or lose weight. For me to gain it, I had to eat more than normal, which consisted of eating a lot of meats and fats. Mo and I are kind of on the same diet and that's probably, along with the training, one of the hardest things we have to do. Because it's a constant effort."
Mario Lopez played AC Slater on the original series, The College Years, and the 2020 revival. He has maintained his impressive physique since the show, and shared his secrets with Men's Health. "I think your health should be a top priority, because if you don't have that, what does anything else matter," he said. "I want to just be healthy and be around as long as I can, to be able to be there for my family. It's a lifestyle, really: it's allowed me to handle this insane schedule at my age, and to have a lot of energy, like right now I'm going from the gym to Access Daily. And that's a talk show, viewers want to see people who are happy and excited, and at the moment we have a lot of guests, so I can't be low energy."
Cheyenne Jackson played the recurring role of Rene on the revival series. In an interview with GQ, Jackson revealed that he is working on his sleeping habits. "I have to be as disciplined with my sleep hygiene as I am with food and exercise," he says. "I like it to be cool in the room and definitely like downtime before. I go to bed by ten, because I get up about 5.45am. The kids are in this new phase where they want to get up and watch the sunrise and it's so cute and so sweet. And of course it's always worth it, but they're going to get up whether I'm asleep or not. So I have to get my ass to sleep."
Bianca Lawson played Megan Jones on the first two seasons of The New Class. She shared some of her favorite workouts in an interview with Reflect Beauty. "I'm someone that needs to move my body for mental health. I've done some dance video workouts and I also have 'The Mirror', but I've been dying to get out of the house to exercise. I went for a hike yesterday and it was heaven to workout in nature!"
Alycia Pascual-Pena played Aisha Garcia on the revival series. She talked about wanting to be a role model for other Latin girls to HOLA! "I just hope that when people watch our show-but especially Latinas and young Latinx girls- [they feel] empowered. I hope that people feel empowered and feel motivated to persevere amidst adversity. I think a common thread between both our characters is resilience through it all, we both are met with a different monsoon of obstacles at Bayside but really go after what we want even though that were met with discontent. And I think it's really beautiful to see this narrative centered around two powerful Latinas who are very distinctly different. You'll learn through the friendship that Aisha and Daisy are these very different women but both always come home to each other and take so much pride in their culture and heritage. So I pray that people back home feel empowered and feel as if they have a voice and feel motivated to go after whatever it may be, even if they're told that they're not capable of it."