Brittany Graham

Your Inner Elle Woods

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Elle Woods.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the name before, but just in case let me give you some brief background information. She’s a character in the popular early 2001 movie Legally Blonde, played by Reese Witherspoon. She’s pretty, blonde, from Bel Air, president of her sorority and a senior in college as the film takes place. After graduation, Elle decides to attend Harvard Law with high hopes to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend, Warner. Elle is portrayed as a stereotypical “dumb blonde” but also displays a huge heart caring for others.

As Elle arrives and tries to win back Warner, she then learns he broke up with her for his current girlfriend Vivian and the couple are now engaged. Warner turns out to be a complete jerk, telling Elle she will never make it at Harvard Law, because she's not smart enough, along with her other peers, continually making fun of her in class. 

Nobody believed in her, but her damn self.

Why blend in when you were born to stand out?

Why blend in when you were born to stand out?

Elle shifted gears, set a goal, worked her ass off and never once stopped being herself in the process. She wasn’t afraid to stand out by being herself, and proved everybody wrong in the process of doing so.

It may sound like a crazy analogy or just a scene from a girly chick flick. But we all can learn a lot from the determination and work ethic of Elle Woods. Don't believe me? Check out this video clip below from the movie.

If you ever find yourself in need of a little motivation, just watch this clip and channel your inner Elle Woods.


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