Kelsi from High School Musical

Kelsi Nielsen
January 10, 2016 – 09:52 pm
The Gay Nature of Musicals

Basic Details

Kelsi is considered, by some, to be a minor character in the High School Musical series. However, her role in the movies has been an important factor in moving many parts of the plot forward. Kelsi composed the musical "Twinkle Town" in her junior year at East High School. This musical included several wonderful songs, but the ones that appeared in the film were What I've Been Looking For and Breaking Free.

She also wrote the song "You Are the Music In Me" for Troy and Gabriella (though one may wonder if she hadn't possibly been thinking of someone else at the time).

She got a summer job at Lava Springs Country Club, which Sharpay's family owned. After the same blond she-devil stole "You Are the Music In Me" (which she made Kelsi "transpose"), Kelsi decided to get her payback and wrote "Everyday". She is best friends with Taylor McKessie and Martha Cox. Her love interest in the first two films was Jason Cross, but changes to Ryan Evans for the final installment.

She was accepted to the Juilliard School for its scholarship along with Ryan because of her music in the Senior Year Spring Musical.

Ship Wars

JasonKelsiUnlike the main female characters, Kelsi's love-life is mostly ambiguous, and almost entirely implied. As Kelsi did not have an established love interest in the first movie (her relationship with Jason was implied during the finale, but not before), several ships have struggled for dominance in fanfiction, fanvids, and other media.

Jelsi (Jason and Kelsi)

Jason and Kelsi

Jelsi is the official pairing of the first two movies. It has the most evidence in its favor, at least for the first two movies.

During the end of High School Musical, Kelsi receives a basketball from Troy. Jason walks up to her, takes her hat off and tosses it off-camera, and helps her shoot a basket. Jason is also pictured with Kelsi at the end of High School Musical 2, when the characters are coupled and holding lanterns (Troy with Gabriella, Taylor with Chad, and so on). However, Kelsi and Jason almost never speak to each other directly.

Jacksi/Jelsi (Jack and Kelsi)

In the stage version of High School Musical 2, love is in the air between Jack Scott and Kelsi. This is seen throughout the story with cheesy pickup lines by Jack such as "red hot composer babe".

Ryelsi/Relsi (Ryan and Kelsi)

Ryan and Kelsi

Relsi/Ryelsi is the official pairing of High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Ryan and Kelsi - note the hats.

In "High School Musical 2", however, Kelsi is shown to have a locker next to Ryan's, and they presumably spent a lot of time together planning how to get Troy and Gabriella back together. In addition, Ryan and Kelsi actually speak to each other during the movies, and it is implied that Ryan supported Kelsi's ideas for the talent show before agreeing to direct the Wildcats ("Oh, hey. Kelsi's got some great new ideas to spice up the talent show..."). They are also the only characters to wear hats regularly, and their hats often match.

Ryelsi is the pairing in "High School Musical 3", as Kelsi is Ryan's prom date. They sing a duet together (along with Troy and Gabriella) called "Just Want To Be With You", after Ryan is ordered by Sharpay to take Kelsi to prom in order to steal "Just Want To Be With You". Some fans have interpreted this change in pairings to ease parent's fears over a gay character in the series, pointing out that Ryan did not have a girlfriend until the very end of High School Musical 2.

Source: high-school-musical.wikia.com
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Popular Q&A
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What is Kelsi's real name from high school musical?

Olesya Rulin is Kelsi's real name from high school musical. She was born March 17 1986, in Moscow, Russia.!

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Not sure how old the character of Kelsi Nielsen is supposed to be, but the actress behind her is Olesya Rulin, who is currently 22 years old.

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Olesya Rulin plays Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical. Keep on doing the !!

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