40 TV and Movie Characters Who Were The Quintessential IT Girls
Monica Wright (Love and Basketball)
A lot of the women on this list are cheerleaders. That’s part of what allows them to conform to the mold of IT girls. Monica Wright conforms to a different mold — the all-star student-athlete. In Love and Basketball, the thing that unites Monica and her long-time sweetheart is a love of basketball.
What makes Monica so winning is how hard she’s willing to work to become a great player. She’s driven and passionate, but she’s also funny and beautiful. Her story is inspiring because it suggests a world in which popular girls can get sweaty and be competitive without losing what makes them amazing.