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Your State's Favorite 'Mean Girls' Character

October 3rd is coming up, and you know what that means—Mean Girls Day! This vital holiday was inspired by the scene when Aaron Samuels asks Cody what day it is, and the movie's tradition continues today. Mean Girls Day falls on a Monday this year, so don't wear pink! 

'Mean Girls' has an almost cult-like following, and despite it being nearly 20 years old (!), it's still massively popular among younger generations and millennials—including everyone at BeautyAnswered! Currently, the main characters gather over 400,000 search results across the internet, with Regina George raking in the most traffic. Do you side with your state's favorite character choice? 


Interesting Map Findings

  • 16 states chose The Queen Bee, Regina George, as their favorite 'Mean Girls' character, making her the most popular personality in the United States. 
  • More states voted for Regina George than all of the bottom seven characters combined. 
  • June George, Karen Smith, and Damian Leigh tie as the least popular 'Mean Girls' characters, with only one state favoring each character (Utah, Kansas, and New York). 
  • The actor who portrays Damian Leigh, Daniel Franzese, was born in New York–the only state that picked Damian as their favorite character. 
  • The top three states with the highest population–California, Texas, and Florida–all picked Ms. Nobury as their favorite character. 

Film Facts

  • 'Mean Girls' was Karen Smith's (Amanda Seyfried's) first major film.  
  • Tina Fey admitted she liked Jonathan Bennett because "he looked like Jimmy Fallon." 
  • 'Mean Girls' is based on the parental self-help book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence" by Rosalind Wiseman. 
  • Mr. Duval wasn't originally supposed to have carpal tunnel in the movie. The actor who portrays him, Tim Meadows, broke his hand and had to wear a cast during shooting. 
  • 'Mean Girls' was Lindsay Lohan's first non-Disney movie.
  • Tina Fey named the character Ms. Nobury after an actual teacher from her high school.  
  • During filming, Rachel McAdams (Regina George) was 25 years old, even though her character is a teenager. 

Source: IMBd. 

The Most Popular 'Mean Girls' Quotes

Tons of early 2000s movies have fallen out of the picture, but not 'Mean Girls.' Several relevant quotes are still used by millennials and younger generations today; perhaps you've used one yourself. They're relatable and funny, and there's practically a perfect ‘Mean Girls’ quote for every situation. Which is your favorite ‘Mean Girls’ quote? 


 

1. "Made out with a hot dog?"

Over 1 million users search for "Made out with a hot dog? That was one time!" This is the most famous 'Mean Girls' quote on the internet and is still relevant today! 

2. "That is so fetch."

Gretchen famously tells Regina and Cady, "That's so fetch!" It's now a popular slang term used among millennials. 

3. "You can't sit with us." 

The Toaster Strudel Princess, Gretchen, tells Regina, "You can't sit with us!" when Regina breaks the sweatpants rule. 

4. "On Wednesdays, we wear pink."

You know the rules, save pink for Wednesdays. Over 415,000 users search for this iconic ‘Mean Girls’ quote. 

5. "I'm a cool mom."

Despite her age, Regina's mom proclaims she's still cool enough for her daughters. Never forget moms are cool, too! 

6. "You go, Glen Coco!"

Now a popular meme, Glen Coco and Damien's quote "You go, Glen Coco" helps inspire confidence and positivity. Over 230,000 search results occur for this ‘Mean Girls’ quote. 

7. "She doesn't even go here!"

Iconic. Damien keeps the assembly together when he yells, "She doesn't even go here!" towards the crying girl. Nearly 140,000 users search for this ‘Mean Girls’ quote!

8. "Get in loser, we're going shopping."

Regina George drives to Cady and exclaims, "Get in loser! We're going shopping." This quote inspired numerous memes and has over 84,000 search volume references. 

9. "I can't go out tonight. I'm sick."

Karen tells her friends on a three-way call that she has to call it and won't make it out. Maybe we've all used this a few times, and over 50,000 people have searched for this quote on the internet. 

10. "It's October 3rd."

Cady essentially created Mean Girls Day with this classic line from the movie. With no context, this has little significance, but it goes to show the everlasting popularity of the film. 

Methodology

We looked at ten of the main characters from ‘Mean Girls’ and compared their relative search volume in every state to determine which is each state’s favorite. To find the number of search results for popular quotes from ‘Mean Girls,’ we did a Google search for each quote using advanced search quotation marks.

State

Favorite Character

Alabama

Aaron Samuels

Alaska

Regina George

Arizona

Janis Ian

Arkansas

Glen Coco

California

Ms. Norbury

Colorado

Cady Heron

Connecticut

Cady Heron

Delaware

Regina George

District of Columbia

Cady Heron

Florida

Ms. Norbury

Georgia

Regina George

Hawaii

Glen Coco

Idaho

Glen Coco

Illinois

Regina George

Indiana

Janis Ian

Iowa

Gretchen Wieners

Kansas

Karen Smith

Kentucky

Regina George

Louisiana

Cady Heron

Maine

Regina George

Maryland

Regina George

Massachusetts

Janis Ian

Michigan

Regina George

Minnesota

Cady Heron

Mississippi

Regina George

Missouri

Janis Ian

Montana

Regina George

Nebraska

Regina George

Nevada

Cady Heron

New Hampshire

Aaron Samuels

New Jersey

Janis Ian

New Mexico

Glen Coco

New York

Damian Leigh

North Carolina

Janis Ian

North Dakota

Regina George

Ohio

Janis Ian

Oklahoma

Cady Heron

Oregon

Janis Ian

Pennsylvania

Ms. Norbury

Rhode Island

Gretchen Wieners

South Carolina

Cady Heron

South Dakota

Regina George

Tennessee

Cady Heron

Texas

Ms. Norbury

Utah

June George

Vermont

Regina George

Virginia

Janis Ian

Washington

Cady Heron

West Virginia

Regina George

Wisconsin

Janis Ian

Wyoming

Regina George


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