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Why Elle Woods Is A Great Role Model


It's no secret Legally Blonde is one of my favorite movies and when I found out that Netflix now streams both movies, my movie loving heart was complete!! I've watched it more times than I care to admit and each time I find another reason why Elle Woods is a great character and a pretty fantastic role model! Bare with me...I understand she's not real, but to me her character is so sweet, nice and blissfully unaware at how people perceive her, you just can't help but love her! I thought it would be fun to go through a few of the reasons why she's a kick ass woman! 
*warning gif heavy post! 

She's determined and laser focused! 

She knows what she's talking about and nicely tells people off! 



She tries to find the good in everyone.


We all have those "aha" moments...although it's not usually as the only one dressed up at a non-costume party, but she got there and I think we can all agree that once we get to the point we are unstoppable! 


Settling is never an option! 

Side note: Did you know after the film had already completed shooting they decided people would want to know what happened to Elle after the trial so this is why her hair is more red than blonde! She was filming a period piece in London at the time! (I know way too much!)

At the end of the day you must always be your biggest fan! 



Are there any characters that you can relate to? Tell me I'm not alone in my Elle Woods fandom! 

85 comments

  1. I have never seen this movie, but I certainly agree that having faith in yourself is important!

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  2. Legally Blonde is one of my all time favorite movies. I quote the endorphins quote probably once a week and the orange vs pink quote just as much. Reese did such an amazing job as Elle! :)

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  3. Every single time that movie is on I will stop and watch it till the end. I often quote it to Mark in every day conversation like he should know what I was talking about ;). You had the best high kick I've ever seen!

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  4. You are an LB expert!! I did not know that about her hair!! Cool facts. It is definately one of my watch a million times movies and never get tired if it!!! Great post by great B!! xo

    livingincloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  5. I need to go watch this movie again. I forget how good it is, and in my eyes, Reese Witherspoon can do no wrong.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. LOVE this! One of my top 5 favorite movies and Elle is probably one of my top 3 favorite characters of ALL time. I totally quote the "endorphin's make you happy" quote probably once a week to my husband.

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  7. Oh my goodness this was such an adorable post. And now I want to watch Legally Blonde! Such a motivating movie (I know...I know... ha)

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  8. I LOVE this post! Legally Blonde is one of my favorite movies ever. And you are totally right, Elle Woods is a great role model :) Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  9. Ahahaha! This just honestly made my morning! I love all the gif's! xoxo

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  10. Right there with you!! Did you ever see Kegally Blonde the musical?? I'm OBSESSED with the soundtrack... For basically all the reasons you listed above in musical form!!

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  11. Definitely one of my favorite movies of all times that I know every line from! She is a great role model even if she is fictional! Favorite line is the "exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people just don't kill their husbands" so funny! Great post girl!

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  12. I need to watch this movie again - I don't think I've ever seen it in its entirety - crazy, right?!

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  13. Total Elle Woods fan girl here! I've seen the movie countless times as well as the Broadway musical - twice! I love her for all of the reasons that you mentioned, but also that she is proud to be both a serious lawyer and a girly girl...too frequently, some of those kinds of interests are dismissed as "frivolous" but Elle shows that you can still ace Harvard Law School while being the best-dressed in the class!

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  14. gosh i just love this movie. reminds me of when it came out in school and she was (and still is) a role model for sure! how can you not love reese too!? so cute :)

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  15. I love this! I haven't watched these movies is a really long time but now thinking about it Elle is really a great character for women and young girls to look up to

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  16. This is hilarious! I also love this movie (who doesn't?!) and it was the beginning of my deep love for Reese! I'll watch any movie she's in.

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  17. Best post ever! I am such a Legally Blonde junkie and have watched both at least once a week since they came onto Netflix this month! I love the idea of that person who sees everything in life through rose colored glasses and we should all take a little bit of that into our daily lives! This totally made my day :)

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  18. I just love her! I watched the first one last weekend, and I just love reciting all of the lines...means I've seen it way too many times! xoxo

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  19. Elle Woods is one of my favorite female characters ever. Right with you! I've watched both Legally Blondes a zillion times, own the, and love them.

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  20. I LOVE Elle! I agree, she's definitely a great role model. The fact she never gives up on her goals and doesn't let any one bring her down is part of what I admire in her the most! And don't worry, as many random facts as you know about Legally Blonde, I probably know the same about Top Gun haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. This post is on another level of awesome - who doesn't love Elle Woods?! I've always wondered why in the world her hair looks like that at the me, I just attributed it to bad lighting. Ha!

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  22. Elle Woods is like my idol!! LOL. Legally Blonde is one of my favorite movies and has always been a source of inspiration for me. In terms of never giving up, fashion, and getting manicures every week. I also own it on dvd don't worry haha. :-)

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  23. Great movie! Love the GIFs!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  24. I love this!!! I'm definitely going to have to watch it on Netflix this week.

    prosecco in the park

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  25. I love this post as I love this movie. I just watched it the other day. Reese Witherspoon is adorable.

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  26. I love Legally Blonde. In fact, my machismo man also enjoys this flick! hahaha don't tell him that I told you that!

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  27. girl... I totally watched both of these last weekend and forgot how much I love Elle Woods!

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  28. Love her! Now I totally want to rewatch this movie haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  29. I love this movie and I love Elle Woods! I need to learn how to nicely tell people off.... instead of just sitting there and taking it (because I'm so tongue tied and HATE confrontation and am too worried about hurting feelings.... and the list can go on, ha!) It doesn't come up very often when I have to defend myself, but there have been times when I've totally regretted not saying anything at all! I just gotta figure out how to keep my head about me and do it in the nicest way :)

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  30. Haha I love this! Such a great movie... I know what I'll be watching this weekend while Nick is at a hockey tournament! ;)

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  31. I have seen this movie a countless number of times and I love it even more every time! She really is a wonderful role model!
    ~~megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  32. I don't really have anything else to say other than this is perfect!! Legally Blonde never gets old!

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  33. Fun post! So many things to admire about Elle :) That fact is interesting! I had no idea it was filmed later.

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  34. I have to agree, it's a great movie and she's a great character. Anyone you can find that many great gifs on has to be! :)

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  35. I love Elle Woods.

    Honestly, I think I could relate to Leslie Knope the most. She's so up beat and she tries so hard to make others happy.

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  36. She really is a fantastic role model!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  37. This is a classic in our books! The general message about hard work and going after what you want can relate to everyone :) Winks and Eyerolls

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  38. This is so great - I love Legally Blonde and Elle is a great role model.

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  39. Love this! Elle is so great-one of my favorite movies for sure!

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  40. Seriously, just watched this again last week! And... she would have a very good defense for Sophia Vergara's embryo custody debate (when she's in class and says that the guy doesn't have a case because he hasn't followed up with all sperm which in essence means he should be prosecuted for reckless abandonment. "Why this sperm?! Why now?!") Gahh... I love her!!!

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  41. LOVE that movie, and Elle is one of my all-time favorite characters! I just love how she's determined and believes in herself and not afraid to step out and get what she wants, and she's also so sweet and has a huge heart to help people!

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  42. I'm totally all about praising fictional characters. Especially ones that are very women empowering. I could recite both of these movies and just love how they took the stereotypical "dumb blonde" and showed everyone that even the pretty girls can be smart, witty and take care of themselves. Too often pretty girls, girly girls, are associated with being "gold diggers," and a bunch more awful things I don't wish to say. Elle portrays a strong woman who realizes chasing a man isn't as important as seeing yourself excel. Excellent movie, excellent character! (:

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  43. LOVE! I watched LB for the first time in a long time a few weekends ago and it just never gets old!
    xo Southern Style

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  44. OMG I love Elle!! Now I really want to watch legally blonde! I haven't seen it in forever! She definitely is the perfect role model! Wish she was real so we could be best friends! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  45. Love this! It's one of my fave movies!

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  46. I LOVE both movies. I had Elle on my girls name list until my niece Ella was born. Haha!

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  47. Your description of her is so spot on. How could someone not like her and those innocent faces she gives off? The endorphins GIF cracks me up.

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  48. I've forgotten how good that movie is- though most Reese Whitherspoon movies are great! I can relate in some way, shape, or form, to the entire Friends characters! :)

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  49. Lol! LOVE Elle Woods and Reese! They are both kick ass! I should let my thirteen year old daughter watch this movie. She would love it and you're right...Elle is a great role model. I love what you said about you being your biggest fan....SO TRUE!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  50. I actually love that you did a post on this today! So amazing! I have also watched this movie wayyy to many times but how can you not love it? She is just so happy and not to mention her hair is amazing in it.

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  51. I mean- so inspirational! Great movie =)

    http://www.notmycircusblog.com/

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  52. This is probably one of the one movies that my husband and I watch over and over again.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  53. Love this post and love legally blonde!

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  54. Have and always will love Elle Woods! I think I saw on my email the other day Legally Blonde is now on Netflix!

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  55. This was the perfect thing to lighten my day... and excellent usage of the GIFs

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  56. I just watched this last weekend!.... my boyfriend said he'd never watch it, but when it showed up on Netfix I actually squealed with excitement, so he gave in. This movie has always been inspirational to me, and I watch it anytime I need a pick-me-up or a shot of optimism! Great summary of the reasons why we should love it... Vote for Elle!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  57. Ahhh!!!! I love this movie and Elle!!! She is so very smart! I just know we would have been friends had she been real.

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  58. I love that movie and her character. I remember the end she had cut her hair so it's a different color and extensions. Haha! The things we notice!

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  59. Hahahaha! I love this! I think we all do this... connect with certain characters on screen. I really like the more modern movie Little Women (with Winona Ryder, Kristen Dundst, Susan Surandon, etc)... the character, Jo, is a very strong one who knows her passions (writing) and never falters from the importance of friendship/family/sisterhood. She isn't easily distracted by silly things, like boys, and follows her heart (like rejecting the marriage proposal from her male-friend, since she KNOWS they aren't mean to be). At the end of the day, she stays true to herself and watches her dreams come alive, while still falling in love with the man who IS right for HER. Have you seen it? It's my go-to when I want to feel empowered.

    Love this post!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Neutrals & Acid Washed (Earrings giveaway, too!)

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  60. LOVE that movie!!!! ... I love the broadway play too... put music to it & I'll sing it all day long :)

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  61. Absolutely loved this post! I've never thought of Elle as a role model, but you are totally right! She has it figured out!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  62. hahha this post is great! I'm a HUGE Reese fan and definitely own both movies, so I understand your love!

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  63. Elle Woods is fantastic! I love that movie!

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  64. This is absolutely the best thing I've seen all day! Thank you for the laughs! I need a dose of Elle's determinism while I'm overloaded on work & summer classes.

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  65. haha cute :) i do love people who always try to find the good in others! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  66. Elle Woods is by far the best character that Reese Witherspoon has ever played.

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  67. OMG! def one of my faves too! Gus and I just saw this the other day!! He's such a trooper for sitting through all my chick flicks!!

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  68. Ahhh I love Elle Woods! I remember when this movie first came out, a bunch of girls and I watched it at a sleepover in middle school.. good times :)

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  69. i didn't know that about filming afterwards. i wonder if it was vanity fair she was filming? i don't remember when that came out but i seem to remember her hair was a bit red in it? could be wrong.
    anyway now i totally want to watch legally blonde!

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  70. Elle Woods is the BEST! Love her so much! Such a fab post - I haven't watched this movie in too long!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  71. We have the same taste in movies girl! Love Elle woods, and just Reece in general. Great post Biana!

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  72. This is such a fun post! Elle definitely gave girls more power and I love all your GIFs! xo

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  73. This post is too cute! I love Elle Woods - major girl power!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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  74. This movie is classic! I love that "nicely tells people off" - still trying to master this one.

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  75. you'll never believe this but.... i have never seen this movie. I KNOW I KNOW. i really need to get my life together.

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  76. OMG I love this! I've actually never seen the 2nd movie but I need to watch it now that it's on Netflix. I definitely feel you on relating to fictional characters. I'm pretty sure that Brooke Davis (from One Tree Hill) and I are long lost sisters!

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  77. this is the cutest!! she is one determined little bunny!

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  78. I've never thought of Elle Woods as a role model, but you're right, she's got seem really aspirational qualities! I love the quote when she's telling off her ex-bf by saying she'll be partner by the time she's 30, you go Elle!

    Mili

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  79. Loved this post-- this is one of my favorite movies too (and 2)-- so much wisdom wrapped up into all of these gifs. And what a fun fact that they filmed the ending after they had already done the rest of the movie- I had no idea!

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  80. I'm not sure I knew there were two movies. Now I need to watch them both! Such a classic movie!

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  81. I always defended Elle Woods for more than a "dumb blonde" character because of her qualities like determined and goal setting. Many women are afraid to go after what they want, especially when others say they can't do it and I like that she was somebody that proved you could set your mind on something and work towards it - no matter what you're perception to other people was.

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  82. I didn't know this was on Netflix! Hell yeah! I know what I'm doing this weekend now! lololol

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