It’s been a full year since Ariana Grande embraced her inner Elle Woods — and Regina George, and Toros cheer champ — in one of her most creative (and watched) productions yet. Now, on its anniversary, the pop star has shared a few photos snapped while on the set of her “Thank U, Next” video shoot to mark the occasion.
Grande’s teenage rom-com-inspired opus broke records shortly following its release last November thanks in part to her uncanny recreations of some unforgettable scenes from Mean Girls, Bring It On and Legally Blonde. In the pics she posted to Instagram on Saturday (Nov. 30), she revisited many of these looks and props — including that vivid tangerine iBook nearly identical to the one Reese Witherspoon toted around in Legally Blonde and the infamous Christmas pageant ensembles from Mean Girls.
She also cozied up to some of her co-stars in the pics, including Jennifer Coolidge, who played Paulette in Legally Blonde, and Jonathan Bennett, who reprised his role as Mean Girls dreamboat Aaron Samuels. Even Toulouse, Grande’s beloved pup, gets a close-up during a down moment he spent on a pool float during the shoot.
“Thank U, Next” is the title track for the album that earned Grande her very first album of the year nomination at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where it’s also received a nod in the best pop vocal album category.
Watch Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video below.