Kelsi Nielsen. And she is the girl that should have been with him in the first place. Compared to Gabriella Montez, Kelsi never abandoned Troy throughout the series, standing by him even wehn his friends refused to speak to him. Only Kelsi could comfort and lift Troy's spirits without even exchanging words with him. Gabriella often didn't understand Troy's mood and certainly didn't always understand his position. Troy and Kelsi also had a similar sense of humour and a great affection for each other that lacked the sugary scenes between Troy and Gabriella. Between Troy and Gabriella, there was an imbalance of affection, respect, and similar life goals. Both Troy and Kelsi respected each other equally, and their musical chemistry was incredible (see every film as a result).