Elle Woods, the sorority president majors in fashion merchandising is really in love with her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, who will attend Harvard Law School the following year. When Warner asks her to dinner at their special place, she assumes he's going to pop the question, but instead, he dumps her saying that she is “too blonde” and not “serious” enough for his future political career. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Vivian Kensington, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.
However, living in Harvard is not that easy for a pink blonde girl like Elle. Her classmates disapprove her because of her naiveté and the stereotype of dumb blonde girl. The only friend Elle makes is Paulette, a divorced manicurist. Elle later helps Paulette gain custody of her dog back from her ex-husband as well as seduce the delivery man on whom she has a crush.
After Vivian tricks Elle into attending a party in a costume, Elle has a discussion with Warner and realizes that he will never respect her. Determined to succeed on her own, Elle studies hard and wins an internship with Professor Callahan, as do Warner and Vivian. They work with Callahan and an associate, attorney Emmett Richmond, to defend Brooke Taylor-Windham, a famous fitness instructor accused of murdering her much older billionaire husband, Hayworth Windham. Brooke was once Elle's fitness instructor and a member of her sorority. Chutney, Brooke’s stepdaughter and the household cabana boy say Brooke is guilty because they saw Brooke standing over Windham’s dead body. Brooke refuses to provide an alibi, but when Elle visits her in prison, she admits that she had liposuction on the day of the murder. This would ruin Brooke’s reputation as a fitness instructor so Elle promises to keep it secret and refuse to tell Callahan the alibi. Impressed by her integrity, Vivian starts to befriend Elle. The case...
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