Reality show gold The Hills introduced us to countless memorable characters (hi, Speidi), and one gal still holds a special place in our hearts: Audrina Patridge. The monotoned BFF of Lauren Conrad is arguably the original basic chick, with her love of hip-hugging jeans, side bangs and addiction to bad boys, but that made her super relatable too. (See: all of us, circa 2006.)
On May 9, Patridge turns 32, and to help celebrate this special occasion, we’ve compiled 10 times she was the most basic character on The Hills—in GIFs. You’re welcome.
When she talked about boys at work
When she #gotreal in the pool
When she held an almost normal-hour job
When she understood girl code
When she asked the #hardquestions over nachos
When she repeated a girl-power mantra
When she realized she was single and ready to mingle
When she didn’t listen to her friends’ advice
When she summarized the reality of dating
When she was too overwhelmed for words
Happy birthday, boo.