I know this sounds corny, but whenever I feel the temptation of peer pressure to yield to fuckboys and basic bitches so that I come off as less audacious and intimidating, I turn to Cruel Intentions' Kathryn Merteuil and she gives me strength.

Frat boys and finance bros alike have their Patrick Bateman, free spirited Cali girls have Cher from Clueless, and we cosmopolitan ladies have Kathryn. She is emblematic of so many things we should aspire to be: unabashedly confident, sexy, and intelligent. To this day, we still see so many guys that want an Annette in the streets and a Kathryn in the sheets, but that's only because they can't hold a conversation with someone as bold and alluring as Kathryn without either peeing their Brooks Brothers boxers out of fear or experiencing premature ejaculation out of arousal and...well, fear.

It's time to raise a glass to the HBIC of the UES, who in turn raises her head high and her middle finger even higher. Check out some reasons why our favorite unrepentant vixen should be every New York woman's patron saint.

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