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Mackenzie Zales
Mackenzie Zales

Voiced by

Marian Bruno (Episodes 1–3)
Kate Frisbee (Episode 6–present)






April 17, 1996


Overland Park Cheer Squad (former head cheerleader)

Sexual Orientation




First Appearance

Episode 1

Latest Appearance

Episode 61


Mrs. Zales (mother)
Katelynn Zales (sister)
Jack Zales (father)

I'm the Queen of Revenge, Jenna. I've disbanded cheer squads, ruined people's social lives, and I fucking ripped a girl's arms off. But all of that is going to pale in comparison to what I'm going to do to you.

–Mackenzie Zales

Mackenzie Zales (born April 17, 1996; age 18) is the former head cheerleader of the Overland Park Cheer Squad. She is also homecoming queen, part-time model, member of The Prom Committee and Candy Cane Princess. She is one of the most popular girls in school.


As someone who has a large status at Overland Park High School, Mackenzie’s primary interest is her appearance and status within the student body and community of Overland Park. She is not afraid to use whatever methods are necessary to ensure that she remains at the top of the proverbial food chain in high school. She does not like to concede when an adversary has her backed into a corner, such as when the Van Buren family forced her into apologizing to Shay for calling her a “fucking liar,” or when Tanya Berkowitz won against her in a battle of wits at the mall. Mackenzie also used to have a problem with her hair falling out when she got stressed or cursed. But her hair loss did eventually stop. (Without any explanation.)

Like a cliché “popular girl,” Mackenzie is always telling people off with an aggressive and uncouth manner. In episode 1 when she meets Deandra for the first time, she immediately brings out her instinctive rudeness and determination. While not as extreme as Brittany, Mackenzie does have a selfish and bratty attitude, and she is not afraid of foul language. However, In episode 18, it was announced that she is losing hair due to stress. She loses a hair each time she curses. She is now trying to keep her temper down to prevent further hair loss. Unfortunately her attempts so far have proven to be largely unsuccessful, primarily due to the intrusion of the Atchison High Cheer Squad  at the Oak Park Mall.

Mackenzie is shown to have some skill for social graces and courtesy, such as when she displayed a calm and collected demeanor when offering Deandra a position on the cheer squad. However, these traits are only ever utilized when she is trying to gain support or information that will better her position.

It is revealed in the season three finale that Mackenzie was the one responsible for the destruction of Brittnay's car, claiming it was "collateral damage." This was what initiated her plan of revenge against Jenna Darabond and her "hipsterism" movement, resulting in Darabond's arrest. But because of her actions, the cheer squad starts to lose their popularity and caused Rachel Tice to rant on them for what she (Mackenzie) had done.


Mackenzie and Shay used to be good friends in elementary school along with Brittany Matthews and Rachel Tice. When Shay was still being considered for the head cheerleader position, Mackenzie was very quick to express her loyalty. However, once Shay was taken out of the running, Mackenzie seized the opportunity and claimed the title of head cheerleader for herself. Since then the two girls have been bitter enemies who constantly battle for social status at Overland Park.

It was revealed during a viewer mail video that Mackenzie's motivation for usurping the title of head cheerleader from Shay was because Shay had allegedly eaten Mackenzie's Lunchable while she was in the restroom.

The rest of Shay’s family is not seen directly interacting very much with Mackenzie. However the entire Van Buren family regards her as an enemy for what they did to Shay.

Overland Park Cheer Squad

Brittnay Matthews and Trisha Cappelletti are her two closest friends. Although she considers them friends, she is often seen yelling at them if she thinks they’re trying to become more popular than her. She and Brittnay will bicker frequently, mostly regarding who is more popular or deserving of certain awards, such as prom queen. Mackenzie and Trisha get along well for the most part, however she is not above berating her for perceived transgressions against her, such as when Trisha nominated Brittany for Prom queen. However, in Episode 58, she broke her relationship with Brittany Matthews as friends because she broke her car so that her plan of becoming the most popular girls in school again would go smoothly.


She has a little sister in the first grade at Meadowlane Elementary named Katelynn Zales. Mikayla Van Buren threatens to tell everyone that Katelynn has cooties and to push her down a flight of stairs.

Although Steven Carmichael is her boyfriend, at prom she got quiet when she heard that Brittany was kissing Justin MichaelsonAshley Katchadourian’s boyfriend. In Episode 1, Deandra said that Shay had told her that she knew all about Mackenzie and Justin Michaelson. Therefore, many people believe that they had (or have) a romance.

Despite being Rachel Tice 's friend in elementary school, Mackenzie now does not consider her as such and will insult her whenever the situation arises. It is not known exactly why Mackenzie and Rachel are no longer friends, however it is likely that she took Brittany’s side after she de-friended her.

Deandra and Mackenzie have a rocky relationship. Mackenzie initially did not like Deandra, mostly because she refused to back down during their initial confrontation. Since then, the two girls don't seem to interact much, but when they do their exchanges are usually bitter, particularly after Deandra’s arms were ripped off.

Like apparently everyone else, Mackenzie seems to have a genuine respect for Amber Lynn Weggers , stating that she really deserves her prom queen nomination.


Doll Type: Dollar Store knockoff See Collector’s Info for more information and where to buy

Mackenize Zales looks like your typical Barbie Doll. Throughout the episodes she has only been shown wearing three outfits total in the first season. Her first outfit is shown in episode 1 as a green and blue dress with straps that tie around her neck. As also described in episode 1, Trisha agrees that she is really pretty. She is always seen with her hair up in a high ponytail. Her second outfit is her cheer outfit, a pink uniform with the word Park across the middle. Her third outfit is a floor-length strapless white dress that she wore to the 2012 Overland Park Prom.

In episode 14, a blood stain from Deandra’s arms getting ripped off is still visible on Mackenzie’s uniform, and in Episode 18 there is a flashback in which she is yelling at the dry cleaners about their inability to remove blood and semen stains, holding up the bloody uniform as an example.


Mackenzie with a slightly bald head, due to her FPB.

Throughout the series she has had a noticeable bald spot on the right side of her head. Shay was the first one to ever say anything about it in the season one finale when she says “Enjoy your bald spot, bitch.” It wasn’t addressed again until episode 18 when she visits a doctor to find out it's FPB (Female Pattern Baldness), which she acquired through the stresses of her daily high school life. Although her FPB stopped when season 3 began.

Episode Appearances Edit

Season One (9/13) Season Two (?/17) Season Three (25/28)
Episode 1
Episode 3
Episode 6
Episode 8 (3rd grader)
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13

Season Two Appearances (10/17)

Episode 14, Episode 15, Episode 18, Episode 20, Episode 21, Episode 25, Episode 26, Episode 28, Episode 29, Episode 30


  • Mackenzie has a little sister named Katelynn
  • She is of Asian descent.
  • She claims her grandfather may or may not be Pat Morita, the famed actor from Happy Days and Karate Kid, though this could be because she was drunk during the fan mail interview.
  • She was Homecoming Queen and Candy Cane princess.
  • She thinks that being mean and bratty keeps you on top.
  • She has a condition called FPB (Female Pattern Baldness) that caused her bald spot and is worsened by stress.
  • When Mackenzie speaks a lot of the time her voice goes from high-pitched to normal pitched after only speaking a few words. An example of this comes from episode 6 where she properly introduces herself to Deandra. She says "I don't know" high-pitched and then "...if you remember me." normal pitched.
  • She is on the top of the cheerleading pyramid.
  • She has portraits of Hillary Clinton  and Oprah Winfrey hanging in her room. 
  • Mackenzie is a part-time (motherfucking) model.
  • She eats kimchi before going to sleep (as seen in Episode 45), but due to her nightmare about Saison's hipster baby, she decides to stop eating it.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"I am Mackenzie Zales! Head cheerleader, home coming queen, part time MOTHER-FUCKING model! SO OPEN THE GODDAMN ENVELOPE, AND GIVE ME THE CROWN THAT IS RIGHTFULLY MINE!"

"Who the fuck are you?"

"Alright Jenna, that's it. I'm done, you've crossed my last line. Congratulations! Because from here on out, I will not sleep until your life is completley fucked. I am the Queen of Revenge, Jenna. I've disbanded cheer squads, ruined people's social lives, and I fucking ripped a girl's arms off. But all of that is going to pale in comparison to what I'm going to do to you. Mark my words, I will destroy every part of your life, I will not stop until you are sitting alone in a dark hole thinking over and over again, "Why did I ever FUCK with Mackenzie Zales?"

"I wouldn't so much say pregnant as much as carrying what I can only assume is the demon spawn of Satan inside your stomach."

"This is high school, not an episode of fucking Lizzie McGuire."

"Okay, Good. Fuck you and your entire family."


"Holy, two-holed dick tip!"

"Fuck my ass, with a spoon."

"You can be in charge in sucking this DICK!"

"Who else is wet in here?!"

"Oh, oh Jesus, fucking, yellow penguins, Yes, c'mon girls!"

"Well, the price is wrong, BIOTCH!"

"We need to fuck Shay Van Buren's life. Fuck it right in the ass."

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