It was the mid 90's, and I was about 12-years old. At the time, I just thought I wanted to be her.
Melissa was so beautiful, and always dressed so cool! And she was just so awesome and rebellious.
She had a pet alligator named Elvis, for crying out loud! How was I supposed to resist her charms?
As I got older and realized more about myself, I knew I didn't just want to be Clarissa, I wanted to be WITH her! It was quite a moment of self discovery to admit that yes - my devotion to Ms. Hart's little TV show was mostly because I wanted her to be my girlfriend.
It was no secret I was her fan, but I don't think anyone suspected the underlying crush. My mom indulged my fascination though, and allowed me to sport many now-ridiculous Clarissa-inspired outfits and hairdos.
Hillary - Washington, DC
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