The Top Ten Things I've Learned From Elle Woods
Start writing a post

The Top Ten Things I've Learned From Elle Woods

What Elle Woods has taught me about friendship, feminism, and fashion.

The Top Ten Things I've Learned From Elle Woods
Crome Yellow

After watching the movie Legally Blonde about eight dozen times and creating the costumes for my high school’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, I discovered that the protagonist, Elle Woods, is much more than blonde hair and pink clothing; Elle Woods is a go-getter, a leader, and a role model. I’ve learned quite a bit from this fictional sorority girl/lawyer, so without further adieu…

The Top Ten Most Important Things Elle Woods Has Taught Me

10. First impressions aren’t everything. Although her blonde hair and stylish outfits led many of her peers to dismiss her, Elle proved her intellectual worth through her classroom and courtroom successes.

9. Friendship counts. Where you are matters less than who you’re with. Whether they take the form of your manicurist or your chihuahua, they give the best advice, provide the most comfort, and make you laugh the hardest.

8. Confidence is critical. Never be too scared to approach someone if you feel as though you’re not smart or experienced enough. When in doubt, bend and snap– it works every time! Caution: beware of broken noses.

7. Prove people wrong. No one expected Elle to amount to anything more than modeling in Malibu, but she ended up graduating first in her class from Harvard Law. “What? Like it’s hard?”

6. Determination pays off. Whether it be staying home on a Friday night to study for your LSAT or raising your hand more in class, you can truly achieve anything when you put your mind to it. The only dreams you can’t attain are the ones you don’t work towards.

5. Honesty really is the best policy. Not only is lying deceptive, but it could also lead you to a lifetime in prison on first-degree murder charges. Lying is even worse when you forget the cardinal rule of perm maintenance: you're forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours at the risk of deactivating the ammonium thioglycolate.

4. Sisters before misters. If a Delta Nu sorority sister confides in you, keep your promise by not sharing her alibi (especially when her whole career depends on it). Have others’ backs, and they’ll have yours.

3. Girl power. Never, I repeat never, let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough because you’re a woman. Intelligence, aptitude, and success are independent of gender. Remember to always follow your dreams and shatter that glass ceiling.

2. Being yourself never goes out of style. Never feel that you need to change something about yourself to fit in or be successful. Want to rock pink heels in court? Rock ‘em. As Elle Woods herself stated, “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.”

1. Everything Pink. “Whoever said ‘orange is the new pink’ is seriously disturbed.”

While on the surface Legally Blonde appears to be another “chick-flick,” the lessons that I have taken away from Elle Woods (and you should, too) make her story so much more meaningful than just sororities and chihuahuas.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments