I seriously wanted to be Mandy Moore. She had everything I didn’t as a teenager: a green Volkswagen Bug, serious pipes, and a waistline.

Moore left behind her chunky highlights in favor of a more sober brown many years ago, but I will always miss this look like candy:

She did an updated version of her first undeniable hit in 2007:

I genuinely respect how Moore navigated away from pop stardom to a life of acting, charitable work, and dating musicians. Obviously, she does not give a shit what I think, but if you read this, Mandy Moore, many blessings for your next earth cycle.

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