13 Movies πŸŽ₯ That Prove ✌🏼 the Underdog Wins πŸ† when Geeks πŸ€“ Get Makeovers πŸ’‹ ...

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Makeover movies are always fun even if they are predictable.

You can always trust Hollywood to churn out movies where a socially awkward and unhappy girl overcomes her own social ineptitude, gains popularity, fortune (monetary and social) and a hunky guy, with an all-empowering makeover.

Makeover movies usually have geeky girls brimming with intelligence, matched with a sardonic attitude or a horrible dress-sense, who are displayed as β€˜outsider’ characters.

The makeover movie usually ends with their problems solved through sleeker hair, fashionable clothes and a lot of makeup, thus delivering a story arc that promotes having β€˜the best of both worlds’.

Unfortunately, rarely does Hollywood ever show that having brains or a good personality is enough to be accepted in society.2

Check out these 13 Movies Where the Geeky Girl Gets a Makeover to see what I’m talking about.

1. The Princess Diaries

A popular and well-known makeover movie that stars Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis: a frizzy-haired, snorting and rather geeky-looking teenager who lives with her mum and has a cat.

Oh, and who discovers she is a princess of the made-up country Genovia.

Of course, a girl with huge glasses and even huger hair can’t be the face of Royalty, and thus she begins her makeover into a real princess: with straightened hair, contact lenses and jewels.

2. Grease

Sandy Olsen, all-round good girl, probably gets the most iconic transformation in one of the most successful musicals ever.

So strong is the musical genre, Grease never gets billed as a makeover movie.

However, I would align myself with the feminists and question why Sandy is the one who has to change, considering her other half is bad boy, drag racing greaser Danny who is undeniably vain, and a little bit dim.2

Both Sandy and Danny struggle to align themselves with their loved one’s different personalities, but Sandy blows everyone away with her drastic makeover from being a long-skirted, pastel colored straight-haired blonde cutie to black leather-clad, permed hair and high-heeled biker-chick, but without a bike.

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