Minka Kelly is adorable. It’s too easy to call her sexy. She has an amazing smile, warm eyes, and you just get the sense that she really is the “girl next door.”

On Friday Night Lights, Kelly played the role of high school student and cheerleader Lyla Garrity. She made all of us wish we were back in high school and were the star football player.

But before that, before Derek Jeter, before the red carpets Minka Kelly was a surgeon’s assistant and scrub tech. Perhaps that is why she appears so down-to-earth and approachable.

Following her on Twitter or Instagram you just get the sense that Kelly is a normal woman, albeit the Sexiest Woman Alive. And that is why we love her.