Can't wait until 'The Mindy Project' returns with a new season this fall? Neither can we.

Mindy Lahiri (creator and writer and star Mindy Kaling) is our role model, from the way she handles men to the way she treats food, and especially the way she deals with disappointment -- usually by getting sassy. She's equal parts Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and the girl next door who actually reads Cosmo tips.

So here's why Mindy Lahiri is our role model -- in GIFs!