Cast of Degrassi: Where Are They Now?

Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk)

Played by Lauren Collins, Paige Michalchuk was the original ‘mean girl’ before Rachel McAdams ever played Regina George. Known as a fashionably trendy yet ruthless member of Degrassi’s social elite, Paige routinely made her feelings known — whether it was being judgmental of a classmate, or vocalizing her love for a student teacher in what was supposed to be a secret tryst. Since the show ended, has Collins continued to portray her less-than-desirable on-screen persona?

For fans of Paige, we regret to inform you that Collins is indeed a much softer personality in real life. For two years, she hosted the MTV show 1 Girl, 5 Gays. Though she’s continued to make guest appearances on a number of projects, Collins hasn’t enjoyed a recurring role close to the one she had on Degrassi. Marrying fellow actor Jonathan Malen in 2018, Collins gave birth to a baby boy this past March.

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