"I am now a checkerboard chick!", "I'm a big girl now mama!"
— Penny Pingleton (2016 Hairspray Live!)Penny Lou Pingleton (Stubbs) is a white normal American girl, she lives in Baltimore Maryland, America. Penny is a socially awarked teenager who just wants to have fun with her best friend in the whole world Tracy Turnblad. She has an African American love interest (boyfriend) named Seaweed J. Stubbs and her stuck up and racist mother Prudy Pingleton. She also helps Tracy and everyone else to stand up to intergrate all the white and black people on "The Corny Collins Show". Penny is protrayed by Leslie Ann Powers (1988), Amanda Bynes (2007) and Ariana Grande (2016 - Hairspray Live!).