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11 CosmoGirl Covers That Perfectly Captured 2004

It was a time when we thought Ashton Kutcher was the most talented guy on Earth.

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1. December 2003/January 2004: Kirsten Dunst


So apparently co-starring in Mona Lisa Smile made Kirsten Dunst the "CosmoGIRL! of the Year."

Plus, we were all begging for an interview with Clay Aiken.


4. April: Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar opened up about the biggest life lessons she ever learned (which, hopefully, was how to be more like Kathryn Merteuil in Cruel Intentions).

Plus, we learned when it was OK to lie to guys.

6. June/July: Avril Lavigne


We all fell to pieces over Avril Lavigne's new album Under My Skin.

Plus, some guy (who was probably an intern at the magazine) confessed why he never called you back.

7. August: Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon was named "the ULTIMATE CosmoGIRL!" So sorry, Kirstin Dunst, you'll have to settle with just being CosmoGIRL! of the year.

Plus, Reese answered our most "personal" questions -- really it should have just been whether there was going to be a Legally Blonde 3!

8. September: Brittany Murphy


We asked ourselves an important question: Did Brittany Murphy "deserve her bad rep?"

Plus, we learned the secret to getting rich! (Why was CosmoGirl so concerned whether TEENAGERS were getting paid or not?)

9. October: Angelina Jolie


Again we asked ourselves another important question: Is Angelina Jolie a good girl or a bad girl?!

Plus, we got our biggest guy problems solved. (Actually, no we didn't.)

10. November: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen


Apparently Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were being torn apart by college -- wait, did they even go to college?! THEY'RE RICH!!! They didn't have to go to college!

Plus, very important, we learned that we need to date four types of guys before we graduated.

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