"We'll do the whole thing. The ceremony, the stupid waltz... We're gonna show them what single mothers can pull off. I will dress like a child bride for you, Mom."
—Elena, This Is It
Elena es un personaje central en la serie original de Netflix One Day at a Time. Ella es interpretada por Isabella Gomez.
Elena Alvarez is the very opinionated and outspoken daughter of Penelope and Victor. She is a vegetarian and a feminist, and she cares about sustainability. Penelope describes Elena as someone who "always stands up for the underdog." Lydia thinks her political concerns and crusades are annoying. She's captain of the debate team, and she loves social studies. In the show she is shown as a quirky teen who is still finding herself. She does not have many friends and is overall very awkward.
In Strays, Penelope suggests that Elena doesn't have many friends outside of the internet. Though it's an ongoing joke in the first half of season one, Elena expresses the possibility of liking girls in Hold, Please. She officially comes out as gay in Sex Talk. She is shown in the 2nd season trailer of the Netflix Original to start a “Gay Club” at her school where she finds her self a love interest.
Physical Appearance Edit
Elena is a young Latina "Latinx" female, she is often shown with her brown hair down or in a ponytail. She has dark brown eyes and wears black square glasses. Elena is commonly also shown wearing her school's uniform.