When I hear young people say they look up to people like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber I feel like I’ve failed them somehow. Miley and Justin are NOT horrible people – they are young, they make mistakes – but they are certainly not people to look up to. Getting arrested, and posting twerking videos on Instagram are not things youth should aspire to. They should look up to people who want to change the world for the better.
Despite not needing to further her education (because she’s a mega celebrity with millions of dollars) Emma went and graduated from Brown University with bachelor's degree in English literature. She’s also an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.
In the past Demi has opened up about eating issues and depression and body image in order to help your girls cope with their own struggles. In 2010, she got treatment for her bipolar disorder and came back stronger than ever. “It’s [being a role model] not about being perfect. It’s about speaking about your issues and inspiring others to get help.”
Guys need role models, too. Leo is an advocate for environmental issues. He founded the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation, which places emphasis on the issues of global warming, alternative and renewable energy sources, and the preservation of the planet’s biodiversity. Basically he cares A LOT about the environment.
Sandra Bullock (my role model)
For as long as I can remember Sandra Bullock has been referred to as “America’s Sweetheart.” That is because you don’t see her in the tabloids and she’s never involved in any scandals. Even when it was revealed that her husband was cheating on her she handled it with grace and filled for divorce.
Who are some people you look up to in Hollywood?