How can I style a dropdown menu?

I tried using the strong and em tags to format the text that is displayed in the drop-down by nesting these tags under the option tag, but it does not seem to work. How can i format the individual elements in the drop-down?

According to Interneting Is Hard, a great tutorial on HTML/CSS, styling a dropdown menu is extremely hard. It recommends using Bootstrap or jQuery to customize a dropdown menu.

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