|“||What did I do to deserve this? I've never lied, except when necessary, and I always bought Mom and Dad expensive gifts... using their credit card of course. But I don't deserve this humiliation!||”|
Sharpay Evans is the ambitious and snooty diva Queen Bee of East High School, ruling it with a designer iron fist. She is the co-president of the East High drama department alongside her fraternal twin, Ryan Evans, with whom she has starred in seventeen school productions.
She's a selfish rich girl who often uses her money and connection to steal Troy Bolton from Gabriella Montez, and tries to sabotage their duet performance. However, she's not popular like the typical Alpha Bitch and doesn't seem to have any friends at school and the way the basketball team talks about her, she actually comes across as incredibly unpopular. On the other hand, the "What Time Is It" song shows her as a very popular girl with a lot of adoring fans (other students) wanting her signature in their yearbooks. It's very possible they're just acquaintances/fans though, and people don't try to actually be her friends and get to know her.
Sharpay appears to have the most power in the drama department, leaving Ryan as her right-hand man. However, the sibling loyalty is not always mutual. Classmate Taylor McKessie suspects that if Sharpay "could figure out how to play both Romeo and Juliet, her own brother would be aced out of a job." Sharpay's family is very affluent; their wealth stems from the country club, Lava Springs, her parents own.
Her in-the-closet twin brother Ryan is always willing to do her bidding. Even when he has an attack of morality and sabotages her schemes, he always comes running back, usually in floral-print pants and knee-high boots. There's also Kelsi Nielson, East High's resident troll, who writes all of Sharpay's original musical numbers. And then there's the Sharpettes. As annoying as they are, they're clearly willing to sacrifice individuality to serve their queen.
Personality and Traits
Despite being a not-too-bright, outwardly stuck-up, witty, privileged, rude, bullying, mean-spirited excuse for a human, Sharpay Evans will somehow still be the most popular girl in East High, making her manipulative from time to time, but the way she acts.
At times, Sharpay can be very immature. However, she is also depicted to be very wise. She always demands respect including from her own mother. Sharpay will do whatever it take to claim what is rightfully hers and be on top no matter what. She is also a bubbly, egotistical young woman who does not tolerate nonsense and likes to take matters into her own hands. She is also very smart and mature and creative and does not fear anybody. She is not afraid to speak her mind toward people. Sharpay can also be head-strong, sassy and tough.