Zoeysha "Zoey" Franklin is one of Nikki's best friends. She is 14 years old like her friends Nikki Maxwell and Chloe Garcia. She attends Westchester Country Day (WCD) middle school and is in. She is known for being a bookworm and a self-help guru. She loves working at the library as an "LSA" (Library Shelving Assistant). 


Zoey has had many sorta-kinda-boyfriends throughout her life in Westchester Country Day middle school. Nikki and Chloe rely on her for advice on boys, help issues and all of the latest trends. Her father is a record executive, so she has met practically all of the biggest celebs and pop stars. She is one of the most unpopular girls in school. She, according to Nikki, is a "Human Wikipedia" and "Teen Dr.Phil with lip-gloss and hoop earrings". She, along with Chloe, helps Nikki out of horrible situations and accidents with there arch-enemy, Mackenzie Hollister. She and Chloe are exceptional dancers, as revealed in Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Talented Pop Star. She also has a HUGE crush on CCP (Cute, Cool and Popular) guy, Jason, as shown in Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Popular Party Girl.


She is outgoing, and one of the most unpopular girls, out of the popular ones. She is very sweet, kind, and enthusiastic and loves to help people out with low self-esteem issues. Zoey also loves reading the latest magazines and books. 


Zoey is African American and is said to look like Beyonce. She is shown to have short blonde hair, and a nice smile. She doesn't wear designer clothing, but wears clothing from department stores like her BFFs.