It’s time for the PHHS boys beauty pageant! The May 20 episode of ‘Awkward’ featured all our favorite hotties and included some very shocking revelations.
Awkward’s senior year is breezing right along and it’s time for another Palos Hills tradition: The boys beauty pageant! However, the pageant didn’t go along without some hiccups. Matty (Beau Mirchoff) made a very open confession, Jake (Brett Davern) learned of Tamara’s (Jillian Rose Reed) great betrayal and Luke (Evan Williams) learned some shocking secrets about Jenna (Ashley Rickards)! Are you ready for the drama?
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It had been three weeks since Jenna’s college visit and things were getting hot and heavy with Luke. Jenna liked how she was with Luke, compared to how awful she was with Collin (Nolan Gerard Funk). She was spending time with him at his dorm and wanted to keep her high school life away from him. However, when Jenna’s dad tracked down Luke’s phone number by threatening to have him arrested, Jenna started to realize that she couldn’t keep both lives separated for long.
Tamara was trying to juggle the boys beauty pageant and her fake relationship with Jake. Jenna was shocked that the Catfishing had continued on for so long. Tamara agreed to end the faux-relationship soon, but it wasn’t going to be so easy for Jake. He was super into Autumn.
It seemed like everyone was preparing for the PHHS pageant, even new guy Tyler (Kofi Siriboe). Lissa’s mom was spending all her time on Tyler and Lissa (Greer Grammer) felt left out. Lissa wanted to compete in the pageant, but Sadie (Molly Tarlov) broke the news that it was a males-only pageant. Sadie didn’t care much for the pageant, it was just a popularity contest. Sadie bet Lissa that she could take any guy at Palos Hill and turn him into a winner. Lissa picked Kyle (Wesam Keesh), which was going to be a tough one for Sadie.
Jenna ran into Matty for a quick minute and he revealed that he heard she was into older guys now. Despite Jenna’s initial shock, Matty assured her that he was OK with it. Matty is just the best, but will he stay that way?
Meanwhile, Luke was busy being the best new guy ever. He was saving his money to come see Jenna, but she wanted to keep their lives separate for as long as possible. However, when he started to take off his shirt, Lacey (Nikki Deloach) and Kevin (Mike Faiola) barged in Jenna’s room! They asked him if he was coming to the pageant and he said yes!
Sidenote: Kevin won the PHHS pageant back in his high school days, which wasn’t a surprise to anyone.
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Tamara continued to build the lie about Autumn to Jake. She faked an Australian accent and everything. “I feel like I could tell you anything,” Jake told Autumn/Tamara. Then, he invited Autumn to the pageant! Could Tamara be in two places at once?
Sadie, Austin (Shane Harper) and Ally (Barret Swatek) were attempting to ready Kyle for the pageant and Lissa was doing the same with Tyler. Kevin helped prep the guys for the opening number and set the bar high when he went shirtless!
Jenna asked Matty what his talent was for the pageant. Surprisingly, Matty was going to try his hand at comedy, rather than stick with his known athletic skills. If all else failed, he would resort to his Magic Mike skills, which wouldn’t be a bad thing whatsoever. However, his mom wasn’t impressed with his change. She wanted him to stick with what he knew and win. This only fueled Matty’s rage toward his mother.
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The pageant began with a sexy opening number. Sadie warned Kyle not to screw things up for her. He was first up in formal wear and did not disappoint. However, when Ally yelled for him to show some skin, he awkwardly rushed off. During the talent competition, Tyler and Lissa reenacted the epic Dirty Dancing lift, while Kyle painted a picture of himself winning the pageant.
Jake stole the night and the hearts of all the ladies with his swoonworthy song about Autumn. (Brett Davern is a darn good singer.) After his performance, Jake called Autumn and wanted to talk. Tamara attempted to juggle both her Tamara phone and Autumn phone, but failed. Jake realized that Tamara was Autumn and was heartbroken. He told Tamara that it was over between them and had been since they broke up the first time.
Matty tried out his stand-up routine and was actually pretty good! However, his mom was not so pleased. Things took a turn for the OMG when he revealed to the entire audience that he was adopted. He kept going on, even though Jenna told him to stop. Matty started yelling all of Jenna’s dirty laundry during her relationship with Matty. Luke looked dumbfounded at all the shockers he had just heard.
After Matty’s brief moment of season three Jenna, Matty apologized and Jenna forgave him. But she was still a little hurt that Luke couldn’t handle the truth.
The pageant came down to Kyle, Tyler and Jake, but Jake didn’t show up. Tyler made everyone swoon over his high hopes and dreams for the future, while Kyle freaked everyone out with his creepy dream. Tyler easily won the pageant after that, leaving Lissa happy and Sadie seething.
Jenna started to believe she could never leave old Jenna behind. However, as she left the pageant, she found Luke outside waiting for her. Before he could speak, she apologized for having embarrassing parents and ex-boyfriend drama. He told her that he didn’t leave because of that, he just wanted to make her feel better after Matty dropped so many bombshells about her. He bought her a pumpkin spice latte and flowers. (Aw times a million!) “I’m not going anywhere,” Luke told Jenna. “I like you, Jenna Hamilton. A lot.” They shared a romantic kiss by his truck, but Matty witnessed the whole thing! Where does this leave Jenna and Matty?!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Awkward? Were you shocked at Matty’s very open revelation? Is he going down the wrong path? Did you feel bad for Jake when he learned about Autumn? Do you like Luke and Jenna together? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson