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"Hey, Veronica. How was the Sticky Maple you had last night?"
—Ginger to Veronica[src]

Ginger Lopez is a recurring character on Riverdale. She is portrayed by Caitlin Mitchell-Markovitch

Ginger is a student at Riverdale High School and a River Vixen.


Season 1Edit

Ginger sat along side Cheryl Blossom and Tina Patel as cheerleading try-outs commenced. She was relatively unimpressive with Veronica Lodge's and Betty Cooper's routine. She was even less impressed with their forced faux-lesbian kiss. [1]

Season 1 Episode 2 A Touch of Evil Tina and Ginger watch in horror

Ginger and Tina scared during class

Ginger and Tina interrogated Cheryl briefly before class. The two were curious as to why Cheryl's story doesn't match up to that released by the local authorities. Cheryl claimed her bother drowned yet his cause of death was determined to have been a gun shot. They insist that they aren't insinuating Cheryl had anything to do with Jason's death, however, it is suspicious nonetheless. She and Tina watch from across the room in horror as Cheryl aggressively dissects the frog in front of her. That following night, Tina, along with the rest of the River Vixens, performed their cheerleading routine as Josie and the Pussycats sang their song, Sugar, Sugar on stage just before the football game. [2]

Ginger and Tina stood outside Mr. Weatherbee's office as Cheryl was taken in for questioning, pertaining to her involvement in the death of Jason Blossom. As the next school day began, the two of them taunted Veronica Lodge for the supposed "Stick Maple" she received from Chuck Clayton the prior night. [3]

Ginger and Tina accompanied Cheryl for a night out at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe. At the time Cheryl gave Veronica a spot on the team, she was unaware that her mother worked at the diner, otherwise, she wouldn't have allowed Veronica on the squad. It sends a false message of acceptance. Ginger informed Cheryl that the River Vixens have started to like Veronica since her incredible take down of Chuck and his posse. Moments later, as they prepared to leave the diner, the three ladies watched as Veronica's mother engaged in a heated exchange with FP Jones, the leader of the Southside Serpents behind a dumpster. [4]

In the student lounge, Ginger over heard Betty, Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Kevin talking about Polly Cooper's escape from the Sisters of Quiet Mercy group home. She wasted no time alerting Cheryl of this discovery. [5]

Through a flashback sequence of Jason and Polly's break up, that was held at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, it was shown that Ginger, Tina and Cheryl were all there to witness it unfold. [6]

Season 1 Episode 10 The Lost Weekend Tina and Ginger not voting

Ginger and Tina not voting for Cheryl

After a review of the new choreography for the approaching Homecoming dance, a fall out between Cheryl and Veronica occurred, in which Veronica challenged Cheryl to a dance-off, where the winner would lead the River Vixens during the Homecoming event. Following their routines, it was left in the hands of the Vixens to decide who won. Unfortunately for Cheryl, majority of the squad voted for Veronica, while Ginger and Tina chose not to vote at all. To no surprise, there were consequences to their actions, which resulted in Cheryl firing them both as Vixens and her "social hand maidens". The following night, like most students of Riverdale High School, Ginger crashed Jughead's 16th Birthday Party. [7]

Physical AppearanceEdit

Ginger is an attractive young lady with tan skin, long-straight hair, and brown eyes. Her choice in clothing is often fashionable and stylish, which is no surprise considering she is one of Cheryl Blossom's best friends, and she'd never tolerate anything less that fabulous as it would send a false message about acceptance


Ginger would best be described as the typical high school mean girl. She's pretty, very superficial, and loves to gossip. She surrounds herself with others like her, such as Cheryl Blossom and Tina Patel, all three of which are members of the River Vixens. However, she has recently shown that she is not nearly as mean and aggressive as Cheryl.

Relationships Edit


Season 1Edit



See also: Category:Images of Ginger Lopez


  1. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (January 26, 2017). "Chapter One: The River's Edge". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
  2. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 2, 2017). "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
  3. Lawrence, Yolonda E. (writer) & Krieger, Lee Toland (director) (February 9, 2017). "Chapter Three: Body Double". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 3. The CW.
  4. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Piznarski, Mark (director) (February 16, 2017). "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 4. The CW.
  5. Allen, Aaron (writer) & Anders, Allison (director) (March 9, 2017). "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 7. The CW.
  6. Cohen, Julia (writer) & Katzenberg, David (director) (March 30, 2017). "Chapter Eight: The Outsiders". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 8. The CW.
  7. Lundin, Britta & Paterson, E. Brian (writers) & Wilkinson, Dawn (director) (April 13, 2017). "Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 10. The CW.

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