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The One Weird Thing You Never Noticed In "She's All That"

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She's All That is one of the most perfect teen movies ever. The 1999 rom-com stars Rachel Leigh Cook as nerdy artist Laney Boggs and Freddie Prinze Jr. as popular jock Zach who bets he can transform her into the prom queen.

BECAUSE OF COURSE.
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BECAUSE OF COURSE.

You KNOW this scene, where Laney, heretofore confined to ugly overalls and glasses, gets an insta-makeover and reveals herself to be a total hottie.

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KISSSSSSS ME! UNDER THE MILKY TWILIGHT!!!!

Transformation!!!

~removes glasses turns into a goddess.~
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~removes glasses turns into a goddess.~

And you also know that Laney finds out that she's a bet and rips into Zach about it. Cue angry, ugly crying.

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~pro tip: don't bet on the potential aesthetic prowess of high school girls, because YOU WILL LOSE.~

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Though that doesn't stop them from totally getting back together in the end (mostly so you can hear that Sixpence None The Richer song. Again.)

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BUT! Did you ALSO know that Laney Boggs is a huge Notorious B.I.G. fan? Because she definitely is.

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Want proof? In the opening scene of She's All That, Laney is making her "art."

~'90s political art making like whoa.~

Oh hey, who's that guy?

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Why, it's Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace.

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Laney's done a portrait of him co-opted from a 1997 photograph by Barron Claiborne of the rapper.

And that's a FAN. She's a FAN of Biggie. Seeeeee?

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It makes sense. Obviously Laney lives Biggie's "Everyday Struggle."

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And embraces his "fuck bitches, get money" philosophy.

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Laney Boggs, truly living the hip hop dream.

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