This article is about Ginger Lopez, former River Vixen. You may be looking for Jorge Lopez, the drag queen friend of Katy Keene.
Hey, Veronica. How was the Sticky Maple you had last night?
— Ginger to Veronica[src]

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

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

Early Life

Nothing is known of Ginger's early life. However, she did become best friends with Tina Patel and Cheryl Blossom some time prior to the start of the series.

Throughout Riverdale

Season 1

Social Handmaiden

Ginger sat alongside Cheryl Blossom and Tina Patel as cheerleading try-outs commenced. She was relatively unimpressed 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]

Season 1 Episode 4 The Last Picture Show Tina and Ginger at pop's shoppe

Tina and Ginger at Pop's shoppe

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]

Kicked Off the Squad

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, the 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 Appearance

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 was 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. This somewhat reflects her comic book counterpart who is Cheryl's best friend and extremely passionate about fashion.


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 former members of the River Vixens. However, she has recently shown that she is not nearly as mean and aggressive as Cheryl and is now Cheryl's former sidekick.


Tina Patel and Cheryl Blossom

You catatonic bimbos didn't even vote. So you stuttering sapheads are too dim to exercise your own rights, and you've got the combined vocabulary of a baked potato. Consider this your last practice as River Vixens, and your last week as my social handmaidens. You're fired on all fronts. That's all. Shoo, bitches.
— Cheryl firing Tina and Ginger[src]
Season 1 Episode 1 The River's Edge Cheryl, Tina, and Ginger

Tina, Cheryl, and Ginger at the Semi-Formal

The friendship between Cheryl, Tina, and Ginger was quite good in the beginning. The trio were "besties" and cheerleading teammates on the River Vixens. Together, they held all the power, especially with Cheryl as their team captain. However, they had a falling out when Betty challenged the current leadership which resulted in Tina and Ginger voting for a new River Vixens captain, the new girl, Veronica Lodge. Dethroned and betrayed, Cheryl immediately "unfriended" the two and hasn't looked back at her former friends since.


Season 1



See also: Category:Images of Ginger Lopez


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  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, Brian E. (writers) & Wilkinson, Dawn (director) (April 13, 2017). "Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 10. The CW.
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