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Defied: Alice decides that she'll get further in the long run if she remains true to herself and doesn't hide her intelligence. And she does: her good grades get her further, and she finds a guy with a Geeky Turn-On who is far more appreciative of her than those Jerk Jock guys the popular girls are dating.
Discussed: "I hate how Alice, like, always, totally, talks like this!"
Conversed: "It's annoying when smart girls act stupid to get popular."
Deconstructed: Looks will only get you so far in life, and most everyone thinks that someone who, like, talks this way is totally a moron.
Reconstructed: Alice develops her smarts as well as keeping up her looks (and may put those to use in a field that welcomes both smarts and fashion-savviness, such as fashion design). She becomes very respected and successful.
Played For Drama: A young girl learns the hard way that this doesn't fly in real life and needs to develop her smarts and personality.