Elle Woods is an inspiration. When I was struggling with college, especially with French and Spanish, I watched Legally Blonde again for about the hundredth time and I instantly felt more confident and motivated. Elle Woods works hard to get where she is, she gives up the party life-style to study and even when she does become more “serious” she still sticks out from the crowd.
Elle Woods is smart and funny and fiercely loyal. She may have gone to Harvard Law to win her boyfriend back but once she realised she’d never be good enough for him she decided to really step up her game and became a great lawyer.
Elle Woods never changes herself to fit in, she continues to work hard while wearing pink and enjoying manicures. She is friendly and open, she even befriends her ex-boyfriends new girlfriend which you never normally see in a film which shows that female friendships mean a lot more to her than any romantic relationship.
Elle’s graduation speech is one of my favourite speeches in film. She gives credit to the women who inspired her and you can still see her girly personality shine through even though she is now this badasss lawyer who you’d probably expect to be more serious and “grown up”.