There are people out there that believe "redneck" is a derogatory word. But for others, it all depends on where you come from and where you call home. It can be the way you dress, the way you talk or even how you live your life. And while some people might look down on this, others embrace it for all that it is. As a matter of fact, redneck girls love who they are and they wear their titles both loud and proud.
According to Webster’s dictionary, a redneck can also be a working class person from the Southern United States or a “politically reactionary one from a rural area.” But these days a redneck can be just about anyone. You don’t need a mullet, a stars and stripes t-shirt or drive an extra large pick-up truck to fit in this category anymore. There are so many different ways that you can show off your hillbilly roots without having to pull out your teeth, too. Many people don't mind owning their roots and are actually proud of them.
With that being said, we’ve got 15 photos of proud redneck girls that you’ve got to see in order to believe. For a lot of these ladies, there’s nothing shameful about being a redneck woman. As a matter of fact, these women own their titles! Check them out below.
15 Southern Roots
Geography plays a huge part in whether or not you are a true redneck. Rednecks don’t grow up north of the Redneck Riviera and they certainly haven’t been to foreign territories like California or, heaven forbid, New York. Even though you’ve heard of the term “liberal,” your grandfather has warned you to stay away from them the moment you were able to pick up both your pacifier and your shotgun at the same time. Because you’ve heard so many of horror stories, you’ve grown up knowing it was best to stay away from them.
Country music star Cassadee Pope once explained, “I'm from Florida, and my family somehow is really into country music. We're all southern in a way: My grandpa hunts, my uncle's, like, a redneck, and we're all NASCAR fans.” It certainly is a way of life that people embrace completely.
14 Your Vacation Spots Are Close To Home
You don’t have to travel very far to go on vacation. Yes, you know that airports and train stations exist, but you’ve never been to either. That’s because you know that you live in the heartland of the biggest travel destination of the world: the Deep South. Everything you need is nicely situation between Alabama and what a lot of people call the Florida panhandle (it’s kind of like London for those European folks).
Tony Hale once explained, “I kinda like Florida. It's hot as hell, but we moved to Tallahassee, which is so close to Georgia. It really wasn't Florida the way people think of Florida. It wasn't south Florida. But you could still easily drive to Panama City Beach and get a little bit of Redneck Riviera if you want that. Get some airbrushed T-shirts on, and you're done.” Maybe those rednecks have it all figured out; why travel when you have everything you need in your own backyard?
13 NASCAR is Your Religion
Speaking of NASCAR, it’s not just a sport. It’s your religion. Daytona Beach in Florida is to rednecks what Paris, France is to the rest of us. There’s also a strong possibility that you are still mourning Dale Earnhardt’s death even though it’s almost been twenty years since his passing. Simply put, a NASCAR event is like getting ready for the second coming of Jesus. There’s no way on this planet that you would miss one.
Since you are in Daytona Beach (the true city of lights), you also know that a typical night on the town also includes one in the city jail. It’s happened before and it’s surely going to happen again. But with that being said, you can’t blame all of your shenanigans on your cousin Billy Bob.
12 A Refined Redneck Lady
Are rednecks really that hard to find? It depends on where you live, and of course who you ask. But a true redneck girl doesn’t need to identity herself, and especially in public. Trust us when we say that you can spot her from a mile away. Heck, you could probably even hear her from that distance too, considering how loud most of them are.
But there are some refined redneck ladies out there. You know what we are talking about: the ones that you can take home to meet your mother and father without ending up red in the face from embarrassment. Joseph Bruce once said, “In Georgia, rednecks are just wolves in wolf clothing. In Detroit, you don't know who's a redneck until you go home and meet their parents.”
11 You Breathe All Things Redneck
It’s needless to say that a lot of people are passionate about their hobbies, their lifestyles, or heck, even their job (sometimes). But for the true and tested redneck girl out there, you breathe and live all things redneck. You’ve never stepped foot past the Mississippi River and know that the center of the world is somewhere in between the Florida and Georgia state lines. You’ve heard of this place called New York City, (and have even seen it in some movies) but you still question whether or not it exists. I mean, who buys hot dogs from things called street vendors? Shouldn’t all of your meat come from the cattle you raise in your backyard?
Gretchen Wilson has said on the record, “To me, redneck is a sense of self and a way of life. My daughter is a redneck woman, she's a redneck girl.” We can't knock them for being proud of their heritage!
10 Redneck Pride
You know you are a redneck if you open up your refrigerator and all of the contents inside were made in America. But if your cheese was imported, forget it. You are not a redneck. For a lot of redneck girls, when someone says “America First,” they truly believe it. You buy all of your clothes and accessories at Walmart, can see the cattle you own from your backyard and think words like “Mazda” and “Mitsubishi” come from a foreign language that you don’t understand. Plus, nothing comes between you and your Chevy. Am I not right?
Travis Tritt once said, “People look at you, and they've got just the perfect little box for you, the perfect category. Call you a redneck. Call you a hillbilly. Like those were insults.” We think it is pretty great how so-called rednecks have embraced the label with pride.
9 The Redneck Intellectual
If you are someone who has just read The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, sorry but there’s no way that a redneck girl will be into you. That’s just too many words for her to decipher. As a matter of fact, most rednecks think that they’ve done way too much reading the moment they look up from an IHOP menu.
But don’t think that there aren’t any redneck intellectuals out there. They are just hard to find, especially with all of that camo they like to wear. A smart redneck girl can tell the difference between the smell of butane and gasoline. She can also tell the difference between her brother and her boyfriend, so at least you’ve got that going for you. And if you really want to impress her, take her to Denny’s, okay?
8 Forever In Ink
You know you’ve made it with your redneck girlfriend when she does something to permanently tell you just how much she loves you and how much she wants to prove to the world how much she loves you by getting a tattoo. Oh, yes. There’s no such thing as Hallmark cards or simple text messages that say “I love you.” When a redneck girl wants to tell you just how much she cares for you, she’ll go to her local tattoo parlor.
Redneck girls just don’t say it, they tattoo it. It’s not forever unless it’s in ink. Plus, there’s just something so special and romantic when Sheila come home with a “Johnny N Sheila 4 EVA” tattoo written across the top of her chest, right? Don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you.
7 You Don’t Care About Rules
Rules? What rules? Rednecks make their own rules. Plus, every true redneck knows that there’s no such as an American’t. Everyone is an American, and they live by that philosophy quite religiously.
Sure, there’s a speed limit that local law enforcements want you to abide by. And yes, there are certain roads that you should and shouldn’t drive on. And of course, the locals expect you to act like a civil human being each time you are in public. But after one too many Budweisers, it’s not like you can really help yourself, right? Also, since you’ve been making your own beer since you were young (or at least you know how to make it on your own), you know that things can get a little out of hand while under the influence. That’s why you make your own rules so you know that you won’t break them!
6 You Don’t Know What A Supermarket Is
Sure, a lot of girls out there (especially the city and suburb type) love shopping every week at supermarket chains like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. But for the true redneck girl, those places simply don’t exist. All of your food is organic and it comes straight from your backyard (or the backyard of your cousins, uncles, aunts and in-laws). Everything you need to eat comes straight from your own farm and you prefer it that way.
With that being said, here’s some food for thought for you. Sarah Wayne Callies once explained, “I'm learning to hunt with rifles, because if you think about it, hunting gets you the healthiest meat – organic, free-range food. It's a totally yuppie spin on what I thought was kind of a redneck occupation.” You can't say these rednecks aren't innovative.
5 Trash Bags Are Important
Forget that overpriced Louis Vuitton or Tory Burch bag that all of the other girls rave about and spend the entire paycheck on. If you have a redneck girl as a girlfriend, you don’t have to worry about that at all. Why? Because the only accessory that a redneck girl needs is a trash bag. In fact, you’d be surprised to find out just how versatile a trash bag can be.
Not only do rednecks use trash bags as their luggage (or when they are moving), but they also use one for their missing windows in their cars. Heck, you’d be surprised to see just how much redneck girls love their trash bags. They know how to make them into the finest designer purses anyone has ever seen this side of the Redneck Riviera.
4 Wardrobe Requirements
Not only do redneck girls know how to be handy with their trash bags (as explained above) but their wardrobes are quite simple, too. As a matter of fact, don't expect to see many outfits in their closets. A true redneck girl knows that the only thing she really needs is a pair of boots, overalls, plaid shirts, cameo everything, more than 10 hats, a pair of jeans and an itty bitty American flag bikini. And quite honestly, they don’t need anything else.
I mean, have you ever seen a redneck girl that didn’t have on a bikini top that was too small for her and a pair of ill-fitting jean shorts? It’s the official wardrobe of Daytona Beach. I didn’t think so. Rednecks don’t need clothes. They are a waste of time and just get in the way.
3 Redneck Temper
Now, we know that redneck girls are the low maintenance kind who won’t spend the last dollar in your pocket. And for a lot of boyfriends and men looking for good wives to bring home, that’s important. But if you tick off a redneck girl, prepare yourself. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with as she’ll easily take matters into her own hands. She doesn’t need her father or her uncle to take care of her. Heck, she’ll settle the score herself, no matter who you are or how big you are.
And if you are thinking of divorcing a redneck wife, good luck. You’ll need it. The legend Jeff Foxworthy explained it best: “How is a redneck divorce similar to a tornado? You know that somewhere, somehow, someone is gonna lose a trailer." Consider yourself warned.
2 Redneck Girls Love Redneck Limos
Redneck girls don’t expect much from their boyfriends. All they ask is that you stay loyal to them, don’t cheat on them with any of their family members, and at least make her one homemade fur coat during the course of your relationship or your marriage. But other than that, she doesn’t ask for much. I’m sure you know what we mean.
With that being said, they do like being taken care of and enjoying the finer things in life once in awhile. Every redneck will tell you that their first car was their lawnmower. If you pick your redneck girlfriend up on your first date by pulling up to her paved driveway (her parents are rich) in your lawnmower, consider yourself a lucky man. It’s like the redneck version of the prom limo.
1 You Wear It Loud And Proud
A true redneck isn’t a quiet person. They will let you know where they came from the moment they meet you. As a matter of fact, they will also let their neighbors know it, your neighbors, your cousins, your neighbor’s cousins and anyone close enough to be within earshot. A couple of years ago being a redneck might have brought your family shame, but that’s not the case anymore. I mean, if people can wear shirts stating that they are vegans, surely rednecks can do the same thing, right?
As a matter of fact, Jeff Foxworthy has said, “If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.” Truer words have never been spoken.