Over the years, I have been introduced many characters in books, movies and television. None have, however, had the lasting impact that One Tree Hill's Brooke Davis had. Her confidence, grace and perseverance were things I admired. She embodies everything I have grown to love about myself and the powerful women I have encountered. Brooke Davis is my role model and here are a few reasons why she should be yours too:
1) She never let society label who she was.
Our society has a tendency to judge you without knowing who you really are. Brooke always knew better than to let a label or someone's opinion on her get in the way of her dreams.
2) She was unapologetically herself.
B. Davis never allowed anyone to change her into someone she didn't want to be.
3) She always went to great lengths for those she loved.
She's a prime example of what it means to be a true friend.
4) Brooke used her fashion line to show body positivity.
She wouldn't allow her models to be unhealthy for the sake of trying to fit into an unrealistic standard.
5) B. Davis knew what she wanted.
And she wouldn't settle for being anything less than what she deserved.
6) She loved herself enough to know she's worth more than how a boy treated her.
She knew she was good enough regardless of what anyone told her.
7) Brooke didn't let her past get in the way of finding true love.
And she ended up getting her happy ever after.
8) She wasn't afraid to show her true emotions.
Brooke Davis taught me that it's okay to not be okay all the time.
9) She believed true love would find a way.
Despite being proven otherwise, she didn't give up on love.
10) B. Davis knew she was one of a kind.
And she made sure everyone around her knew it too.
11) She always gave the best advice.
Brooke Davis is wise beyond her years.
12) She built a fashion empire.
It wasn't easy but she did it despite people's doubts.
13) She's a great mom.
Those twins are lucky to have her.
14) She's incredibly confident.
15) ... But she's not afraid to show her insecurities sometimes.
We all have them and a part of overcoming them is admitting that they exist but not letting them control your life.
Thank you for inspiring me to always be the best version of myself. I love you, B. Davis.