The friendship between Manny Santos and Mia Jones. When Mia first transferred to Degrassi to try out for Spirit Squad, Manny thought she had a shot at joining, as opposed to Manny's other friend Darcy Edwards, who was against Mia joining due to the fact that she's a teen mother. They eventually drifted apart sometime after Degrassi Goes Hollywood.

Friendship History


Mia and Manny became friends in the season 6 episode, Can't Hardly Wait, when Manny wanted Mia to join the Spirit Squad. Throughout the series, they were seen talking on several instances. It can be assumed that they're good friends, although they have not talked since Degrassi Goes Hollywood.

Season 6

In Can't Hardly Wait, Manny thinks Mia has a shot at joining Spirit Squad, and when she sees that Mia didn't get on, she eventually gets her onto the squad. At the Degrassi vs. Lakehurst basketball game when Mia and Manny show up and Darcy makes rude comments towards Mia, Manny has her back and threatens to punch Darcy in the face.

In The Bitterest Pill, Manny comforts Mia after the death of her boyfriend, J.T.

In If You Leave, Manny and Darcy come up to Mia and offer her to join Spirit Squad. Mia, however does not know how to respond until Emma, who is mad at Manny at the moment, tells them to go away.

In Don't You Want Me? (2), the two are talking together at the dance, but they walk away after Derek and Danny try to hit on them.


Season 7

The two are seen talking in It's Tricky. Mia notices a new guy from Lakehurst, Sav, but then she realizes that she has competition from Holly J. When Manny finds out that she is the younger sister of Heather Sinclair, she tells Mia that there might be a problem, as Heather was Degrassi's infamous mean girl.

In Sweet Child O' Mine, Manny tells Mia she made the Spirit Squad and defends her from Holly J. when Holly J. insults her.


Season 8

In Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Manny and Mia were the only girls on the trip with The Studz and Jay. Mia was cheering for Manny during her performance of "Crash My Party". She played the tambourine on the bus while Manny performed "Life is a Show".


  • Mia: "What would I do without Holly J. Sinclair looking out for me?"
    Manny: "Hold on. Holly J. Sinclair? As in Heather Sinclair?"
    Holly J.: "She's my sister."
    Manny: "Hold on. Boyfriend stealing, bad nose job having, puppy drowning, queen of evil is your sister?"
    Holly J.: "Taught me everything she knows."
    Manny: "This might be a problem. sweetie."
    Mia: "I have to debate her tomorrow. Tell me everything."
    Manny: "Let's just say if Holly J. and Heather share the same DNA, you're gonna have to fight fire with huge enormous flames."
    Mia: "Got a light?" - It's Tricky