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The Evolution of the Queen Bee from Blair Waldorf to Chanel Oberlin

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What makes a queen bee? Well, according to the high school rulebook that is Mean Girls, there are three main factors: a good physique, a band of loyal followers, and an Aaron Samuels of their own. But of course, each queen bee is different and has something that is uniquely hers—just look at these girls!

  1. Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill (2003-2012)
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Good physique: Check, thanks to hours of cheerleading practice. 

Band of loyal followers: Brooke wasn't just the captain of the cheer squad, but also student council president, homecoming queen, founder of the anti-drunk driving service "DW not I," and member of multiple high school clubs.

Her Aaron Samuels: Three words: Lucas Freaking Scott. 

X-Factor: "Not pretty enough, not talented enough, not good enough." Brooke may have put up a tough front, but deep inside, she was just as vulnerable and broken as the next person. And when she finally owned it, the long journey made it that much sweeter.  

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  1. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
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Good physique: Blair held herself up to impossible standards and struggled with body issues for most of high school.

Band of loyal followers: Queen B was regularly spotted holding court at the Met steps.

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Her Aaron Samuels: She thought Nate Archibald was her perfect match, but she found her true soul mate in Chuck Bass. 

X-Factor: Blair wasn't always fair to her minions, but she was fiercely protective of her core group of friends a.k.a. the Non-Judging Breakfast Club.

  1. Quinn Fabray from Glee (2009-2015)
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Good physique: See: hours of cheerleading practice.

Band of loyal followers: She was captain of the Cheerios and the Celibacy Club, and also a member of the New Directions and the God Squad.

Her Aaron Samuels: She thought Finn Hudson was her happy ever after, but ultimately, she and Noah Puckerman were endgame.

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X-Factor: Quinn started off as the big baddie, but her inherent goodness and kindness won in the end.

  1. Alison DiLaurentis from Pretty Little Liars (2010-present)
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Good physique: Always impeccably dressed and made up, Alison set the standard for what's pretty, what's cool, and what's acceptable. 

Band of loyal followers: You know her girl gang: Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, and Emily Fields.

Her Aaron Samuels: Secret relationships were more of her thing.

X-Factor: Alison has made many enemies, but she also has the unique ability to make someone feel special and win their loyalty for life.

  1. Chanel Oberlin from Scream Queens (2015-present; catch the season finale on Tuesday!)
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Good physique: Chanel continues to struggle with body issues and regularly body-shames others, but we will always remember when she finally traded cotton balls for actual, digestible food. That it was pizza was just the pepperoni on top.

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Band of loyal followers: The Chanels, obvi.

Her Aaron Samuels: After the death of her fiancé, Chad Radwell, Chanel is now dating Dr. Brock Holt.

X-Factor: Chanel is blessed with the ability to take control of—and get out of—any situation.

Who's your favorite queen bee? Share your thoughts below!

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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