Forget Glen Coco. Mathlete Caroline Kraft is the Mean Girls character worth talking about these days. For those of you who don’t remember, Kraft was the mathlete Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) faced off against during her iconic “the limit does not exist” moment. Remember her? Yeah, Heron said Kraft needed a pair of eyebrow tweezers and a new coat of lip gloss to cover her snaggletooth—before she realized she shouldn’t insult other people based on their looks, of course. Anyway, the actress who played Caroline Kraft—Clare Preuss—has recently taken the Internet by storm. Why? She looks totally different than she did in her Mean Girls days in 2004, and people seriously can’t handle it.
Caroline Kraft had a mustache, untamed eyebrows, glasses, hot pink lip gloss, frizzy brown hair, and a red school uniform. Clare Preuss, on the other hand, has no glasses, no lip gloss, and—oh yeah—blonde hair. If Mean Girls and Cady Heron taught us anything, it’s that both Caroline Kraft and Clare Preuss are undeniably beautiful—on the inside and out. (And can I get a shout out for Kraft’s incredible, badass intelligence while we’re at it?) So yeah, beauty isn’t the big deal here. The point is: Kraft and Preuss look nothing alike. Like, I’m not sure I would have realized they were the same person if someone hadn’t told me.
These days, Preuss has been spending her time in the Canadian theater scene. She’s stuck with her passion for acting, and she’s been trying her hand at things like directing, as well. So let’s just say our fingers are low-key crossed that we’ll see her in another iconic movie sometime. Caroline Kraft round two?
See some images of Clare Preuss below.
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