On Lena Newman


Character’s Full Name: Lena Mae Newman

Name Origin: The name ‘Lena’ comes from many different places around the world and means many different things, but it was only really chosen because her parents liked the sound of it. Her middle name is her maternal grandmother’s nickname.

 

Nicknames: Len; in general. Pet names; by Juliet. Slurs; by Lacey (all in good fun).

Birth Date: April 3rd

Religion: Lena was raised in a nondenominational household and grows up with a general belief that there is at least Something greater out there. Most of her religious teachings as a child came from Lacey, whose father is a Pastor.

Physicality: “My brown hair was down in waves, covered by a light gray beanie that sat almost perfectly over my ears. Jade green eyes lightly lined, freckles dusting my nose and cheeks, lips colored light pink.” Lena picked up her dominate traits from her father, although at first glance she doesn’t particularly look like either of her parents. She has thick brown hair and dark green eyes. She’s noted as being curvier than Juliet though they can still occasionally share clothes (this may be because of Juliet’s tendency to buy too-large sizes). Her fashion style is usually for comfort but follows the general trends. Height: 5’6″ | Weight: 125lbs | Shirt Size: S/M | Bra Size: 36C | Pants Size: 5 | Shoe Size: 7.5

Sexuality: Bisexual. Lena came to terms with her sexuality during her Senior year of High School. She also came out that year to the acceptance of the important people in her life.

Personality Facts: Prefers to go with the flow, not easily bothered, loyal, judges books by their cover (known for stereotyping people based on their appearance), gets anxious when things become personal.

Quirks: Sarcastic, likes to fully understand things, really bad at buying Christmas gifts, independent, has a beef intolerance, has a bit of a potty mouth, likes horror movies, not a particularly good cook.

Skills/Talents: Skilled artist, particularly good at makeup and face paints, fairly smart, good driver.

Phobias/Fears: Failure – Lena is honestly terrified of the idea that she will never make something of herself.

Favorite-

  • +Food: Chicken
  • +Drink: Sodas
  • +Alcoholic Drink: Strawberry Margarita
  • +Color: Blush Pink
  • +Film: The Addams Family
  • +Music: Indie
  • +Motto: “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

So, if you could pick someone to represent Lena, who would it be? 

Finding someone to look like Lena was actually fairly easy. I only searched for brunette females and immediately fell in love with Lily Collins. What I like about Lily is that she’s undoubtedly very beautiful but in a subtle kind of way. Her hair is perfect for Lena and I really love her resting face, lol.

I played with Lena’s race a little back when I was considering self publishing and thought Victoria Justice would be a good fit (for making her half Puerto Rican). I still like her, even though she’s a bit more put together than I picture Lena lol. Overall, I’d be happy with either of those girls representing in a hypothetical movie 😉

I remember someone once said that they were tired of seeing the ‘plain girls’ with an exceptionally beautiful partner when I was still writing this. I honestly never intended Lena to come off as plain…I think we lose her appearance a little bit because, obviously, the book is written in her POV. I can’t have her vainly staring at herself in the mirror all day, now can I?


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