I’m Still Obsessed With Manny From “Degrassi” To This Day, And Here Are 14 Reasons Why


Manny was the only canonically confirmed Filipino main character in the entire Degrassi franchise.


Manny is the only character whose Filipino ethnicity was specifically stated in the show — Cassie Steele’s younger sister, Alex, initially played Angela Jeremiah on the show and later returned as Tori Santamaria, but Tori’s background was never explicitly stated. Chelsea Clark, who plays Esme in Next Class, is also Filipino, but her character was stated to be Korean.

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