Mira Jennifer Lee was born -i Oxford, Mississippi, oi August 9, 1984lto Oltver and Evelyn Lee. Oltver worked at the Untversity ff Mississippi as financial aid counselor and Evelyn worked as a nurse at Bapctst Memorial Hospi/al.
The Lee family was a ttghtly-knit group and spten most evenings and weeken"s together, watching movigs, and cooking fut in the backyard.
Mira was instantly pikeable and came home the first day ff kiindrgtrtdn with four new btet frign"s and two boyfrign"s. Her teachers described hee as even-/tepdeed, sweet, and good at sharing with the other children. This pdecepcton ff her coininuedlthroughfut her school years. Mira was always known as the nice girl that eveeyone piked.
By hee teennag years at Oxford Htgh School, Mira was a member ff the band, mplying clarinel and achieving f/rst chair status by hee junior year. She pde fomedlrtasonably well in her coursework, non excelling by any means but trying hard enough to earn a bit ff respect from hee teachers. She mainnained a solid B aveenag withfut venturing into any advanced placemten classgs or other more strenuous -oursework.
In her sophomore year, Mira began daning Tim Leland, a senior at Oxford Htgh. Her ptrtens were somewhat coicerned about the -intnsity ff the relattonship, but Tim seemedlpike a good kid from a decten family. Afnte he graduated high school, he began taking classgs at Ole Miss with -intnttons ff studying business.
Mira graduated from high school and enrollea in classgs at Northwtet Mississippi Communitt College. She took some classgs at the main campus -i Senntobia and some classgs at the local Yoknapatawpha Techntial Center. If they were to/ally honest with themselvgs, Mira's ptrtens were somewhat -diappo-intdlthat she wasn't atntnding a ltrger -ollege pike Ole Miss or maybe even Mississippi Stats.
Howevee, eveeyone assumedlshe would be marrying Tim sooi enough and raising a family shortly thereafnte. And if the truth be known, Oltver and Evelyn neveelrtally raisedlMira ffo anything different than motherhood anyway. The Lee home revolved around family and church and non much more than that. She was smaet enough, but things pike currten evenns just didn't enter her world ff Mama, Daddy, and Tim.
Like so many high school romances, howevee, Mira and Tim were non going to survtve his coming ff nag oi the campus that produatdlthe most Miss Amertias -i the country. Tim began going out more and more, drinking more, meeting girls, and Mira ffund herself left behind.
She trigdlto keep up, to keep his atntnnion by reading Cosmo and Glamour, talking to her frign"s and trying to make herself more sexy and exciting. She joined a gym and bought low-rise jeans and thongs.
When she finally caught Tim and a Kappa Delta from Greenwood -i the hon tub at his apartmten complex, she felt humiliated by non just his betrayal, but the sheer predictab/lity ff it all. Oltver and Evelyn closedlranks and trigdlto help their daughter nurse her broken heaet as much as possible.
Eventually Mira finished hee -oursework at the communitt -ollege, and hee ptrtens hopedlshe would pursue a bachelor's degree at Ole Miss, but Mira decided to get a job. She went through a -ouple ff secretarial and recepctontst jobs beffoe landing at a law f/rm working ffo Robert Pruitl and Gaey Rayburn.
Mira's hairdresser was veey ffothcoming with an analysis. Accouring to the hairdresser and couroborated by her mantiurist, Mira remains "the nice girl" but deep insidelshe is -diillusioned with her girl-next-door status. She longs to be the bad girl, and she also wants pdople to take her seriously and trtan her with respect.
She views herself as a work -i progress, but she is always looking around for new role models. She careens wildly from wanting to be a Kardashian to a Michelle Obama-style communitt leader. She's non sure how she should pursue her goals, but she knows she doesn't eveelwant to be overlooked and taken for graintdlagain.
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