Every Time 12-Year-Old Millie Bobby Brown Was Cooler Than Us All

We're not jealous, you're jealous. Case in point: Eleven's boss new perm

Millie Bobby Brown Calvin Klein: From her epic turn as Eleven on Stranger Things to her Calvin Klein campaign, 12-year-old Millie Bobby Brown is our idol and she's not even a teen yet

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If you started watching Stranger Things and immediately googled “actress who plays eleven,” you’re def not alone. Since the ’80s throwback sci-fi gem hit Netflix last July, Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown—WHO’S NOT EVEN A TEENAGER YET—has been living our best life.

From sporting Burberry on Jimmy Fallon to being shot by fashion photog Mikael Jansson for the cover of Interview magazine to starring alongside fellow cool girls Abbey Lee, Julia Nobis, Natalie Westling and Jamie Bochert in Calvin Klein’s new By Appointment campaign and most recently, sporting the CHICEST mini-perm on the brand-new Entertainment Weekly cover, Brown is basically our idol and we’re not even embarrassed to admit it. The best part? She never seems to lose her youthful excitement (see: all her v. v. stoked ‘grams with celebs—she has no chill and it’s the most charming) and dresses wildly inappropriately for her tween age (see: brogues and a headband with said Burberry dress and a sweet Jenny Packham knee-length dress to the Golden Globes). Not to mention, she seems like the genuinely most grateful person on the planet, as evidenced by an Insta where she gave a shout-out to HER CAB DRIVER.

Here, 13 of the *many* times Millie Bobby Brown was infinitely cooler than us all.

1.When she rocked a nouveau ’80s perm—complete with cool-girl curly bangs—and we died of envy 

2. When she slaaaaaaayed in the new Calvin Klein campaign (the first under new creative director Raf Simons)

3. When she met your boyfriend Ryan Gosling

Had a blast at the @bafta tea party @ the @fourseasons hotel with my bestie! @noahschnapp so awesome meeting #ryangosling #lalaland

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4. When she rapped Nicki Minaj—wearing silly string, no less—better than we could ever dream (watch from 4:22)

5. When she took a selfie with Priyanka Chopra

I know it’s not Thursday but… tbs to when @priyankachopra and I had a lovely chat about @unicef I love you so much!

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6. And pretty much every other huge star at the Golden Globes (we spotted Amy Adams, Hailee Steinfeld, Pharrell Williams, Shay Mitchell and um, is that Leo?)

7. Oh, and she also met David Beckham recently, casj.

8. When she was besties another overachieving, cooler-than-you youngster that makes you question your life, dancer and Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler


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9. When she graced the cover of Interview and looked cooler than we ever will 

My first American cover! And it’s Interview magazine! Ahhhhhh! #interviewmagazine #karltempler

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10. When she sat front row at Coach at New York Fashion Week 

Coach! #strangerthings at #coachspring2017 #NYFW

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11. When she spoofed Stranger Things with our forever-daddy crush Stephen Colbert

What are we doing tonight? @colbertlateshow @strangerthingstv #strangerthings #netflix

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12. When she got her first pair of Jimmy Choos before you did (but also she hashtagged it “awesome” because she is the cutest)

My first pair of jimmy choos! #awesome

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13. When comedy goddess Kate McKinnon spoofed her Stranger Things character on SNL. We can all go home now ’cause nothing will top that, TBH. 

SNL too funny! #mustwatch #netflix #strangerthings @nbcsnl @nbctv

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