Term used by stans to say their idol was the original and was copied afterward.

The Blueprint

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The Blueprint is a slang term used in stan culture in which people claim their idol was the first person to start a fashion or pop culture trend, making them the "blueprint" others built off of.


On January 6th, 2014, Urban Dictionary [1] user lavitadulce posted a definition for the term "blueprint" which reads, "A guy or girl so incredibly perfect that they are the original design."

TOP DEFINITION Blueprint A guy or girl so incredibly perfect that they are the original design. "Marcel Gerard is the f----- blueprint". #silky #tricky #smooth #g-like #sexy by lavitadulce January 06, 2014


The term began spreading on Twitter in early 2020 as stans began claiming their favorite celebrities were the "blueprint" for what came after them. For example, on January 4th, user @imchained2katy[2] suggested Katy Perry was the blueprint for several trends other pop stars used in their music videos, gaining over 170 retweets and 790 likes (shown below, left). On February 25th, user @prismatickxty[3] made a similar tweet with Katy Perry, gaining over 460 likes (shown below, right).

jack @imchained2katy katy perry is the blueprint Pm going to ask you a sertes of questions. 8:44 PM · Jan 4, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone ALEJO @prismatickxty Katy Perry is the blueprint. 9:52 PM · Feb 25, 2020 · Twitter for Android

By April of 2020, posts about "The Blueprint" began to grow more humorous. For example, on April 10th, 2020, user @harshnoiseangel[4] posted a series of goth teens on daytime television saying "they were the blueprint," gaining over 16,000 retweets and 80,000 likes (shown below, left). On April 19th, Twitter user @phendetta[5] posted a tweet showing an ancient clay doll, gaining over 950 retweets and 5,000 likes (shown below, right).

sylvia plaths ghost @harshnoiseangel they were the blueprint.. KIM ROYER Sarah (16) ORESSES DIINK HAS SŤ BIERCINGS WANTS MOM TO KNOW SHE LOOKS COOL WALTPAPER SAYS LIFE'S GOAL IS TO PURSUE TOTAL PLEASURE PLEASE MAKE OVER MY maury FREAKY TEEN! 6:35 PM · Apr 10, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone mia culpa @phendetta She was the blueprint 1:01 PM · Apr 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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lily @punkassbb she is the blueprint 1:38 PM · Apr 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone ij @dykeangst miss honey was the blueprint for cottagecore lesbian culture @_Abhorrence OMorticia is the blueprint 12:41 PM · Apr 17, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone brooke @findingfrances he is the blueprint Y ROOM STAR COFFEE DIN-OP DUMB STARBICKS COFFEE Pig rescues baby goat 10M views · 7 years ago 45K 1.9K Share Download Save DUMBPL Amazon Is Doing the Free Labour Workout Plan from 'Nathan for You' in Real Life "abc #KIMMEL Nathan Fielder's Run-in with Police 1.2M views · 2 years ago HOME OF 19K 391 Share Download Save THE VEMENT. no context nathan Billy @billyisqueer They were the blueprint for Twitter gays with middle parts vegan strawberry shortcake @vainvivie SHE was the blueprint... "ons ering course reened 9:11 PM · Apr 18, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – Blueprint

[2] Twitter – imchained2katy

[3] Twitter – prismatickxty

[4] Twitter – harshnoiseangel

[5] Twitter – phendetta

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