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31 Reasons Why "Miss Congeniality" Is A Certified Classic

"I really do want world peace."

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1. Sandra Bullock is a badass, and she plays one too.

Gracie Hart is F.B.I. (Fabulous, Beautiful, Intelligent).
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Gracie Hart is F.B.I. (Fabulous, Beautiful, Intelligent).

2. We all can relate to Gracie Hart.

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When you want to eat and frozen dinners are all that's left.

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After a night out downtown.

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Or a binge-watching marathon on Netflix with wine.

When you say you're going to clean your room and forget...again.

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3. She works for the FBI, no big deal.

Sticking it to the man.
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Sticking it to the man.

4. The movie takes place in Texas, which already makes it great.

They remembered the Alamo, all right. Also, while some of the scenes were shot in San Antonio, most of it was shot in Austin, Texas (where Sandra Bullock also resides).
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They remembered the Alamo, all right. Also, while some of the scenes were shot in San Antonio, most of it was shot in Austin, Texas (where Sandra Bullock also resides).

5. Two words: MICHAEL. CAINE.

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If it was possible to have Vic on hand.

6. His sass speaks to us. We get him.

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7. Benjamin Bratt and his 2000s haircut.

*swoon*
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*swoon*

8. And let's not forget when he's swimming in the pool.

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9. Gracie's makeover is such a hilarious montage.

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10. And we can't forget about this iconic name change.

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11. That strut she does after her makeover: We’ve tried it. We want that same moment.

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FIERCE.

12. Gracie's pageant friends remind us of our friends.

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13. Like Cheryl, aka Rhode Island.

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14. Mary Jo, aka Texas.

We are ALL winners.
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We are ALL winners.

15. And let's not forget Alana (Hawaii), Leslie (California), & Karen (New York).

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16. William Shatner is adorable.

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17. And Kathy Morningside is passive-aggressive to the MAX, making her the perfect villain.

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SHADE.

18. Gracie's reluctance during the swimsuit competition perfectly illustrates how we feel about Spring Break and summer coming up.

"Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama." *giggles*
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"Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama." *giggles*

19. And Gracie's response to this question is priceless.

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20. April 25th is now a popular date.

Don't even pretend like you haven't posted this on social media on April 25th.
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Don't even pretend like you haven't posted this on social media on April 25th.

21. Speaking of dates, Gracie knows what's up.

AKA college/adult diet.
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AKA college/adult diet.

22. Because when in doubt, paint raves.

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23. Because she already knew that boys only want love if it's torture.

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Yep, our thoughts exactly.

24. Gracie learns to not fall for the pageant stereotype, and she shares that women are strong no matter the profession.

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PREACH.

25. The "One In A Million" dance routine is incredibly catchy.

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Don't act like you haven't tried dancing the moves.

26. Because it shows that when others disapprove of who you are and what you want to be, go for it.

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Haters gonna hate.

27. S-I-N-G is a stellar self-defense mechanism.

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28. Gracie's shade at Kathy is the absolute best.

"It is not a beauty pageant. It is a scholarship program!""Yeah, yeah.""YES."
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"It is not a beauty pageant. It is a scholarship program!"

"Yeah, yeah."

"YES."

29. It teaches us that sisterhood is everything, and that winners don't always win the crown.

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30. The film was a box office success.

It grossed $106 million in the U.S., and $212.7 million worldwide. It also spawned a sequel, but let's not mention it here.
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It grossed $106 million in the U.S., and $212.7 million worldwide. It also spawned a sequel, but let's not mention it here.

31. And made Sandra Bullock an even bigger star and treasure in our hearts.

She scored a Golden Globe nod for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical".
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She scored a Golden Globe nod for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical".

Bless you, Gracie Lou.

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