Do you know that one mom at your son’s pre-school who always comes to school with full make-up on in the morning, endlessly talks about how she cooks organic meals with the vegetables she plants in her backyard right after running six miles around the block and can’t stop yapping about how her son is taking French and Mandarin lessons and can read at a 3rd grade level (even though he picks his nose every time you see him)?
In Hollywood, they call her Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sure, the Academy-Award actress can seem a little too pretentious at times (see: Elle magazine interview), but there has to be something more than the Beyonce name-dropping, size 2 flaunting, Goop-y writing blogger and perfectionist that we rarely don’t see.
She sometimes makes great jokes (this being our favorite), talks smack about her grandmother, and let’s face it, has the best taste when it comes to shoes.
We might not always get her (no, we don’t need to know where’s the best place to wax our legs in Paris, thank you) and wish she was a little bit more modest (the funniest woman on the planet? Paging Joan Rivers!) but she did date Brad Pitt before Brangeloonie made its way to our lexicon and Ben Affleck back in the nineties. So take that, Jennifer Lopez and Cruella De Vil Angelina Jolie!
Check out our gallery and the 12 reasons why we ought to like good ol’ Gwynnie.
Photos: PCN, IMDB.com, EW.com