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This week I heard a huge collective sigh of sadness across social media at the news of Amanda Peterson's death. Most of us remember Amanda as Cindy Mancini, the uber-popular blonde high schooler that rode off into the sunset with Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love. Her name in the headlines took me back in time. I was in my favorite Coca-Cola nightgown with my friends watching this poor guy go from "totally geek to totally chic" all for the love of Cindy Mancini.
I wanted to be Cindy Mancini. Everyone wanted to be Cindy Mancini.
When I was younger, I used to want to be #AmandaPeterson. I even asked my mom for a white leather fringe jacket #RipAmandaPeterson— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) July 7, 2015
If you were born between 1970 & 1985 & you didn't love Cindi Mancini you weren't born between 1970 & 1985. #CantBuyMeLove— Tony Healey (@T_Loc11) July 6, 2015
So I've been thinking about this and mourning for days, and I keep coming back to these awesome memories of growing up and becoming the women we are today. I think we all learned something valuable from Cindy Mancini.I think every girl growing up in the late 80's wanted to be just like Cindy Mancini #RIPAmandaPeterson #CantBuyMeLove 😔— Sunshine (@sunny0924hm) July 6, 2015