Tina Fey. Jennifer Aniston. Kate Middleton.
We adore them. Buy magazines because their pictures are on the front. Copy their hairstyles. Look to them for parenting advice.
The girl crush phenomenon isn’t new, although lately we’ve become more comfortable with openly admitting to it.
Women, especially young women, have always had such feelings of adoration for each other. Social scientists suspect such emotions are part of women’s nature, feelings that evolution may have favored because they helped women bond with one another and work cooperatively.
You can have a girl crush on an acquaintance or friend, or a celebrity. It can be mutual or unrequited.
Some women put their girl crushes on a pedestal and expect perfection. Or we adore and defend our crushes unconditionally, weaknesses and all. (Reese, I still love you.)
Here are 5 of my top girl crushes and quotes that have stuck with me.
1. Zooey Deschanel
Side note: A surprisingly high percentage of my girl crushes have talked frankly about being a dork in school. My inner dork must sense kindred dorky spirits.
2. Jennifer Lawrence
From: The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, X-Men: First Class
Fun Fact: When she was 10 years old, she would ring her own doorbell and wait for her family to answer the door, then pretend to be someone else. Kinda like this: “Hi, my name is Susan. My car broke down up the street, and I’m wondering if I could come in and use your phone.”
3. Scarlett Johansson
Me too, Scarlett. Me too.
4. Anna Kendrick
5. Rebel Wilson
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Who is your top girl crush? Share in a comment below!