Danielle Fishel, a.k.a. Topanga, is about to make every boy’s world!
Danielle Fishel is the “Maxim” cover girl for April 2013 and the “Boy Meets World” alumna is sharing some strange ’90s TV secrets.
Aside from revealing her killer curves, the actress also disclosed where the name Topanga actually came from and cleared up some romance rumors involving her and co-star Ben Savage.
She talks about the origin of the name Topanga, that according to Urban Dictionary, Topanga means ‚Äúbeautiful or spectacular.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúMichael Jacobs says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, ‚ÄėWe need a name for this character!‚Äô‚ÄĚ she explained.
‚ÄúHe happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, ‚ÄėTopanga.‚Äô He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would‚Äôve been named Canoga, which is the next exit.‚ÄĚ
Now, the 31-year-old actress has met several little girls who are her character’s namesake:
“People will tweet me, and I’ve had family members who have met other Topangas.
It’s crazy and it’s flattering, but I never know what to say when they’re showing me their beautiful little girls. I’m like, ‘Really? Topanga!'”
Danielle Fishel opened up about a rather awkward encounter with “Full House” patriarch Bob Saget that happened while she and others from the “T.G.I.F.” crew ‚ÄĒ ABC’s ’90s Friday-night lineup comedies ‚ÄĒ were en route to the Magic Kingdom.
“One time we were all on a private jet going to Disney World, and my mom, dad and brother were also with me,” the “Boy Meets World” actress said in a Q&A with Maxim.
“We had these four seats facing each other with curtains, so we had our own little private family area.
Anyway, we were trying to take a nap, and all of a sudden Bob Saget walks down the aisle, rips open our curtain, and shouts, ‘Do you guys have any coke?!’ Then he looks my dad in the eye, laughs, and closes the curtain. My mom was like, ‘What was that all about?’ ”
Fishel, who recently graduated college and is engaged to¬†Tim Belusko, also shared with Maxim that she and Savage only ever went on one date, despite reports that the small-screen lovebirds were dating.
‚ÄúNo! That rumor was entirely my fault because I once said, on The Tyra Banks Show, that Ben and I went on a date, and that turned into ‚ÄėDanielle and Ben dated,‚Äô‚ÄĚ she told the magazine.
‚ÄúWe went on one date, when I was about 15, and by the time the dinner was over we realized mutually that we were more like family than lovers.‚ÄĚ
“Ben and I call each other hubby and wife,”¬†Fishel told EW in February.
“Eighteen years of my life I‚Äôve known Ben, and for all of those years he‚Äôs been lumped together with me as being my partner in crime, my husband.
The same for Ben, he doesn‚Äôt go anywhere without people asking about Topanga and I don‚Äôt go anywhere without people asking about Cory … You know we‚Äôre very close.‚ÄĚ
The Maxim cover girl rose to fame in the ’90s sitcom playing Cory Matthews’ high school sweetheart-turned-wife Topanga Lawrence. ‚Äė
Now, the 31-year-old is fulfilling the fantasy of ’90s teenage boys everywhere by posing in a voluptuous photo shoot that would surely have Mr. Feeny sending her to detention, writes LA Times.