The first in-depth character profile about the nine leads of Popular begins with the popular girl's favourite punching-bag and technical besty, Catherine O'Rourke. Catherine is very pretty, she's quite rich and she definitely likes to shop - so they can't exclude her. Plus, if they kicked her out of the group, she'd probably die and she's been around forever and stuff. BUT she's also a clutz, with zero common sense and totally annoying. She's a definite stalker when it comes to guys and a serial romantic. Pathetic, much, Catherine?
But, even though the popular girls amuse themselves by occasionally torching Catherine like she's an ant and they're the mean kids with a magnifying class, half the school would still give their right arms to be able to sit where she does at lunch-time.
FULL NAME: Catherine Teresa Anne Dymphna O'Rourke
BIRTHDAY: April 8th
HOME TOWN: Cultra, BT18
HAIR COLOUR: Light brown
MEASUREMENTS: 5' 3'', Size 10
RELIGION: Christian - Roman Catholic
PLACE OF WORSHIP: Saint Colmcille's Roman Catholic Church, Holywood
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT: Wearing monogrammed velour hot pants to Gym class
FATHER: Sean O'Rourke, property developer (47)
MOTHER: Mary O'Rourke, housewife (44)
SIBLINGS: Orla (18) and Caoimhe (10)
CATHERINE'S EDUCATIONAL INFO
PRIMARY SCHOOL: Hollywood Primary School (Aged 4 - 11)
SECONDARY SCHOOL: Mount Olivet Grammar School (Aged 11 - now)
SCHOOL HOUSE: Stormont
FORM TEACHER: Mrs. Vaughn (Spanish Department)
G.C.S.E subjects: Art, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History, Home Economics, Mathematics, Religion and Spanish
BEST FRIENDS: Once, she was definitely besties with Aisleagh McGorian, before Aisleagh transferred to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 3rd year. Catherine does actually have quite a lot of friends outside the popular group, a lot of whom seem to think that Catherine's life is quite glamorous.... Well, it's nice for Catherine to be clung to once in a while, rather than to do the clinging like she usually does, hence why she sits next to Cristyn Evans ("Clingy Cristyn") in Spanish class. But, all her close friends are in the popular clique. She'd probably say her best friend is the crown princess of curl, Kerry Davison. Whether Kerry would say the same thing back is questionable.
PAST BOYFRIENDS: Chris O'Shea (5 days) - never throw a strop if someone won't go into a Facebook relationship with you after 4 days, because this is what happens.
Eoghann O'Hare (3 weeks) - bless her. This time, she made it to two and a half weeks before the Facebook strop hit.
Oran Cahill (12 days)
Sean Flanagan (2 months)
Padraig Hamill (6 weeks) - very bad break-up, Catherine likened it to "having my heart ripped out backwards and jumped on... It was like so bad and stuff."
CURRENT CRUSH: Mark Kingston (standard hotty in her year; he's always very polite to her. She interprets this as a sign that they're meant to get married.)
CATHERINE'S OTHER PERSONAL INFO
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Baby blue
FAVOURITE TV SHOW/S: Will & Grace, Australia's Next Top Model and The Hills
FAVOURITE BOOK/S: Anything by Rachel Gibson or Stephenie Meyer, the Harry Potter books
FAVOURITE MOVIE/S: Madagascar, The Notebook, The Land Before Time
FAVOURITE FOOD: Italian
STAR SIGN: Aries
In the photograph: Lynsey Russell and Emily-Rose Conlon during rehearsals for Magdalene (2007.) Catherine would approve of the sunnies and the shopping bags.