She grew up in Africa so she loved all the animals. A picture is shown by Aaron Samuels when Cady was a little girl on a elephant. Cady's first love was Nfume, back in Africa. But he ended up not liking her back.
Cady begins just going to school as an outcast. Then befriending Janis Ian and Damian she hangs out with The Plastics to ruin them. Being sucked into their world, she does become the new Queen Bee. She wins Spring Fling Queen and elects to break and share the plastic crown. After this redemption she becomes what whe calls an Actual Human Being. She is a very pretty girl who began dating the handsome Aaron Samuels at the end of the film