A little shy at first, Paulette quickly warms up with Elle and soon comes out of her shell and shows a funny and open-minded attitude. She has a dog named Rufus and treats him like family, much like Elle and Bruiser. Paulette tends to wear well-fitting and trendy clothes that are somewhat revealing. She also wears a lot of makeup. Like most of Elle`s friends, she is always ready to lend a hand. During Legally Blonde, she was very clumsy with her crush, a UPS employee named Kyle, who became awkward and searched around for words. She loves the Bend and Snap movement she taught him. Paulette is afraid of cheerleaders and says in the musical that cheerleaders scare her. She has a daughter named Elle. Not much is known about her life before the film, except that she had a longtime boyfriend named Dewey who threw her for another woman after 7 years. He kept his caravan and his „precious baby Rufus”, a dog.
During Legally Blonde, she finds the courage to take Rufus back from her ex Paulette Bonafonté (Paulette Parcelle in Legally Blonde 2), manicure and confidante of Elle. Paulette uses it when she`s with Kyle, but as Kyle also bends down to drop the object, she breaks his nose. She then spends time with him in the hospital. Kyle is very grateful for that, and that`s where Kyle and Paulette`s connection begins. Paulette later discovers that Kyle`s middle name is Brendan, similar to her fantasy, which makes her very happy. In the musical, Paulette is very obsessed with Ireland and it seems like a happy place she can imagine. She dreams of dancing there with „a red-haired sailor named Brendan.” When she meets Kyle B. O`Boyle, she immediately loves him. However, she can`t muster the courage to talk to him. This prompts Elle to teach him, the rest of the show, the band and Snap.