They’re Beauty, They’re Grace, They’re Facts About Miss Congeniality

In 2000, the world was introduced to Gracie Hart, aka Gracie Lou Freebush, an FBI agent who goes undercover at the Miss United States pageant and wants nothing more than world peace. And while Gracie, played by Sandra Bullock, gave us quirky one-liners and life advice to live by (S.I.N.G., anyone?), there are some fun behind-the-scenes facts you might not know.

Did you know a six-year-old composed the lyrics to “Miss United States”? Or that the infamous “I’m gliding here” line is a parody from another movie? If you want to learn more facts about Miss Congeniality, aside from the description of a perfect date, keep on reading!

Bullock Would Make Fun Of Michael Caine

Bullock Would Make Fun Of Michael Caine
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

Michael Caine is a highly-decorated British film icon, having a career spanning over 60 years. Many in the industry find it to be an honor to work with him on projects, including Sandra Bullock. But being the quirky lady she is, Bullock didn’t let Caine get away with messing up his lines.

While filming, any time Caine messed up a line, Bullock would jokingly yell, “take his Oscar away!” Caine is one of two actors who has been nominated for an Oscar in every decade from the ’60s to ’00s.