For anyone who happens to be under the very inaccurate assumption that girls don’t actually rule the world. Meet my posse.
12. Carrie Bradshaw
So technically, she’s a fictional single lady. Until the end of the series when Big finally caught up to her, that is. But as her single Carrie self, she conquered New York! And with a kind of style that made every woman in America want to be her. She was all about having a relationship with yourself first, and I am all about her being all about that.
11. Sandra Bullock
Jesse James admitted to cheating on America’s Sweetheart in 2010; and then Sandy brought almost $100 Million to the box office through Gravity and The Heat. She was also titled Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Seems to me that JJ was just dead weight, holdin’ a sister down.
10. Brandi Glanville
Yes, LeAnne Rimes stole her husband. Yes, she decided to write a book about it. Yes, in less than two weeks the book was No. 8 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers List and No. 1 on the New York Times’ e-List. Yes she curses a lot, but yes, we love her anyway.
9. Erin Andrews
At 13, this chick decided she would make a career in broadcast journalism. Now, at 36 years young, she hosts “FOX College Football” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah, she’s dating a professional hockey player, who is of course as good looking as she is; but Erin knows who’s boss. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, our girl put it perfectly: “I just feel like without women there would be a lot of lost people. Not to beat our own chest here, but we’re really the reason things get done. We make the world go round. I’m not trying to preach Beyoncé, but ‘who run the world? Girls.’ Let’s get serious.”
7. Bethany Mota
After starting a YouTube channel in 2009, Bethany gained millions of followers who fell in love with her quirky sense of humor and unapologetic happiness. She has since combined forces with JCPenney and Forever 21, followed by the launch of a clothing and accessories line at Aéropostale, of which she holds creative control. She’s also well known for her stance on anti-bullying and loving natural beauty. GET IT GIRL.
Supposedly she’s been dating a man named Simon since 2012. But prior to that, Adele had already made an estimated £30 million ($47.9m) fortune, making her the wealthiest British musician under 30. Simon says, you wear the pants, honey.
5. Demi Lovato
“I’m single at the moment, and I plan to be for a long time because I need to focus on my career and myself and my well-being before I think about getting in a relationship with anyone.” Boom.
4. Lo Bosworth
After 6 hilarious and successful years on Reality MTV, Lo turned her stardom with the millennials into impressionable goodness. In 2010, Bosworth launched a website, The Lo Down by Lo Bosworth. She also wrote a book with the same title which was released in 2011. As if that wasn’t enough, Lo co-founded Revelry House, a brand intended to serve the modern day hostess.
3. Taylor Swift
Her entire career was founded on her run from independence and the search for love. And then 1989 came out, and we hear her melodically embracing being single and making moves. Laughing at heartbreak and learning to “Shake It Off.” And it sold 1,287,000 copies in its first week. Atta girl.
2. Julianne Hough
Outside of dating Ryan Seacrest for a few short years (pun, intended), no one is all too interested in Julianne’s dating life. Probably because she’s too busy being nominated for Emmy’s, releasing singles, promoting blockbusters, and judging America’s favorite dance completion. No big.
Because you know what they say. Behind every bad-ass woman… is a bad-ass woman, doing things for herself and no one else.