Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

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Taylor Swift
Taylor is a good role model she teaches little kids to stand up for bullying in her song "Mean"
She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know
She's never smoked or did drugs or any thing like that and she inspires young girls. :) I love you taylor💕


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2Barack Obama
He is not perfect, but he is a good role model. To say that he has not accomplished more than average person and that he is not a good role model is rubbish... And simply letting your political preference get in the way of common sense. He is not only the first African American president of the U.S., he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, been Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, he is a celebrated author, he is a moving orator, he is a dedicated family man, and he has the talent to inspire children to believe that they can in fact accomplish anything... My son being one of those children!
He is not a good role model AT ALL! Becoming the first African American president does NOT make him a good person. Sure, he won a Nobel Peace prize for something he SAID he would do, but he STILL hasn't done it! He is a liar. Time Magazine is a liberal magazine so their opinion of him is biased. He used uncredited ghostwriter's for his writings and speeches. He is a liar. Hitler was also a "moving orator." He is forcing people to pay for birth control, even if it is directly against their religious beliefs. He is a hypocrite. He is forcing people to pay for Obamacare whether they want it or not. He is a dictator. Spending (taxpayer) money on your family does NOT make you a good person. Telling children they can "accomplish anything" is dishonest and impractical. This generation feels too entitled already without him "encouraging" them to do anything they want. That's not the way the world works. He is a liar.
Absolutely not. He exemplifies no leadership qualities and he is a poor president.
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3Good Parents
I don't think any celebrity or political figure is worthy of being a role model. Most of them are self centered and egotistical and could give a crap about anyone except themselves or their agendas. The only time they do anything remotely unselfish is when they are trying to "buy" people's votes or their manager advises them to do a charity event because of the positive PR. Most American parents aren't even positive role models because we are so stupid that we continue to re-elect are no good politicians and we idolize our lame celebrities!
I think that parents, because of their ability to easily shape kids, are an integral part of a child's life. Good parents (not strict nor lenient but a balance of the two) are the best role models because of the personal relationship and because of a kid's admiration for a truly brilliant human being.
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4Ellen DeGeneres
She is the loveliest person ever.
Ellen stands up for what she believes is right and always donates money to people who are struggling.
Ellen is an amazing person. She is charitable, funny, and just seems like a great person.

The episode with Talia proves this. I literally cried seeing it, it was so sweet of Ellen to do all that for a young girl who was suffering cancer!
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5Demi Lovato
She advocates to stop bullying and to get help right away if you have a problem. She is also living hope that recovery is possible.
Demi shared her story to help those who are in similar situations. She inspires every person to be him or her self and to ignore all the haters. She shows young girls that there is no need to be perfect and that in itself shows the perfection of her personality. LOVATIC for Life!
Demi is an inspiration and saves lives.
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She could be a role model for everyone. She teaches the kids to be true to themselves and that they can do amazing things if they have faith and talent. She is a very good influence.
Beyonce is always humble and is a remarkable role model for kids.
She is a good role model. She teaches kids how to be true to themselves.
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Zendaya is a perfect role model.
She is a good role model if your shy, she has a lot of confidence in her

8Selena Gomez
She is kind and caring and loves everyone
Selena all the way!
She cares of her fans & she's the youngest UNICEF ambassador on 2007. Love you Selena
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Why dose that matter so what I don't think she is a very good role model
She got a good booty
She does got a good booty
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10Michael Jackson
He is the worst role model ever!
Laugh out loud that he does
He is a harrablerole model didn't he die of over dos so ya I wouldloveto die like him and be really ckreepy with white gloves
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The Contenders

11Jennifer Lawrence
She shows she doesn't have to be skinny to fit a role
She's live a lady Jesus
She is a beautiful woman who shows beauty is not about starving yourself to be thin. She is a generouse kind person and she would be a great role model

12Katy Perry
Katy is so amazing I love her, it would be mazing to meet her. She is a role model because she is unique and dosn't care what others think about her... I love how she is so true to her fans she is one of the only celebrites that know how much her fans mean to her and how important they are for her sucess BY LAUREN GRACE... KATY COME TO AUSTRALIA!
Katy is amazing she is so pretty and really nice and unquie I think its great that she knows how much her fans are apart of her sucess
Because she is unique
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13Ariana Grande
She is always a smiling, cute and happy person and she is beautiful without being skinny or doing stupid things that many celebrities. She has an amazing voice and her acting talent is huge too.
She is so pretty and a great singer. I love her role on victorious how she is dumb and sweet and a great friend but she is so funny on Sam and cat I love that show she has an amazing amazing voice everyone wants it.
I love ariana grande like crazy because cat is my fave character in sam and cat
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14Kelly Clarkson
She teaches kids to stand up for what they believe in and that they don't have to be a size 0 to be beautiful.


Kelly is one of the very few in hollywood today who do what they do just because it is their passion, not for the money, not for the fame. She has made it from a small town girl from Texas to an international superstar, and still she is a completely level headed and normal girl.
Kelly is an amazing singer. I totally agree with her teaching kids to stand up for what they believe!
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15JK Rowling
shows you what you can do if you do something you love and are willing to pay the price to do it.
she came from nothing and now she's richer than the queen! She's determined and modest and such a great women. She is giving her money to charity all the time too
She gave half the world a childhood. How's that not a role model?

And barack obama is only a a role model to American kids.
Please usa, some backbone! There are other countries in the world.
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16Will Smith
Will Smith respects women and empowers his daughter. Also, he's hot and a good actor.
Will Smith is a very good rapper
(though not as good as eminem or 2pac)
But he never curses anyone or uses any bad words so you can listen to his raps even in front of your parents
Will Smith, he has been in many movies and shows. Personally, I'm a fan. Thank you. -? #23
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17Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK stands out in this list because he had the biggest influence on society. I would pick him as my role model for sure. Personally, however, my role model is either Winston Churchill or Kurt Hahn.
MLK jr got assassinated that sucked he is my favorite role model
Martin Luther King is one of the most influential speakers known to man, he is a perfect role model due to his determantion to never quit...

18Justin Bieber
Wa!? Noo he bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
He is a terrible role model! Very misguided and immoral!
Justin beiber has been arrested because of street races and doing drugs what kind of role model is that
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19Abraham Lincoln
He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!
I'm 14 years old and I don't know this guy...maybe because I'm not american
Who is he? I am just 7 years old. Don't make fun of me

20Tiger Woods
I think Tiger Words needs some trimming on the edges (and penis) but other than that I think he is a great guy and loves all children men and women but especially women because women are good people and should be respected and treated by a real man like Tiger Woods.

Jesus is historically the most influential character. He came to save the world but was hated. He tried to correct the evil politics of the day but was persecuted. He did not bow down to false authority because he knew true authority was within him drawn from God. Now God is real mentor material. Jesus loved unconditionally but tried to teach a better pathway for us. Jesus healed the sick, loved the unlovely, helped the poor and stood in the way of death for us so that we could have eternal life. Look up John 3:16 in the new testament of your bible. That's right - smart kids know to dodge the dodgy mentors listed and read various wisdoms - so get your hands on a bible and be cool. After all a role model has to have self control and Jesus was walking talking self control.
He is loving and kind
Jesus, should be everybody's role model!
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22Bill Cosby
He's a good role model to children. And unlike some others stands fully dressed and sensible
He's the best... Way better than barack obama.


A truly normal lass living her dream :) A great Mum, wife and singer

I don't know why he is #41. He isn't that people! He is my role model by a long shot
He is a great role model and should be ranked higher
He is the Greatest Personality I've ever seen
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25Emma Watson
She is a fantastic human being. 'enough said!

26Lady Gaga
She teaches her fans to express themselves and to never hide their true identity. She tells her fans that god loves them and that he made no mistakes while creating them
She promotes purging as a form of art.. Eating disorders are not art..
She is a great role model for young kids

27Lance Armstrong
Great and inspring-accomplished many things in life and not slowing down.
A great, great man!

28Freddie Mercury
He taught me to never stop until I drop. And he taught me to become a singer-- which I can't do to save my life, but I would like to have a good voice. And I love him forever. He also taught me that having a sense of humor is good--something he has. BROUHAHA!
He's a good role model?! He died from AIDS. MJ should also not be on this list, he died from overdose, he was accused of raping kids, AND he was VERY insecure. This list is horrible, why is Eminem on here too -_-


Said he would rock us, he did.

29Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee taught me that even though I am small and weak, I can still kick an a** or two (or 1000). He was also a philosopher who said some pretty deep stuff, look it up.

30Michael Phelps
He is a great role model for kids because he has accomplished so much and never gave up.

And people need to lay off about the weed smoking because if he can accomplish what he does while smoking then more power to him!

31Oprah Winfrey
Oprah always looks to help people and is always ready to fix prolems

32Bethany Mota
She's inspiring and really generous go check out her channel on YouTube, macbarbie07

33Harry Styles
He always sees the good in people. No matter how rude you are he can still say something nice. He would never be mean to a single soul. For crying out loud, he tripped over a dog and apologized to it! I'm not a "directioner" but I know he is a good person.
Harry Styles is happy no matter what and he's so cute😃
Harry Styles is a very inspiring person. He has the most loving personality. He sees the good in anybody. He loves everybody for who they R. I love him so much.

34Derek Jeter
He is thug #YOLO #thug #life

35Carrie Underwood
She is a great role model because she is talented as a singer and as a musician and she could inspire the kids to start taking vocal lessons or learning an instrument.
Carrie Underwood is an amazing role model for young people because she is very humble and true to herself.
Carrie proves to young girls that hard work really pays off. She's so humble and sweet!

36Osama bin Laden
Even though he is a criminal/terrorist, he is also a kind and reliable person; who fights for his country and full his country's needs all over the world. He also has some good qualities with but because of his cunningness of defeat, he's NOT ABLE TO BRING IT OUT

37Michael Jordan
He is really down to earth guy and a great basketball player. (better than LeBron james)

38Nicki Minaj
I think she is a good role model because she struggled through bullying and is now helping kids stop bullying.

39CM Punk
Straight Edge WWE superstar
The Best in the World!

40Kim Kardashian
Because she has a nice ass
She has nice boobs.

41Bridgit Mendler
Bridgit Mendler is always smiling and doesn't do anything bad for her health like drinking or smoking or doing dumb things!

42Marilyn Manson
Before you all scream about how satanic he is, think about it, he manages to say what's wrong with the world in very few words, no matter how much criticism he gets he still does awesome, seems like a pretty interesting person and has fabulous taste in boots
I would much rather have my children look up to this intelligent individual than a reality star like the Kardashians or a douche like Kanye West
Marylin Manson is a great role model. He is not afraid to be unique and speak what he believes, despite the criticism he receives. He is often misunderstood because of his beleifs. I would want my kid to look up to Marylin Manson rather than some pop icon. I know that he does drugs, but that is a choice he made and it affects no one else and he is responsible about it.

Macklemore is very honest and straight forward with his music. His lyrics are real and very inspiring.

4450 Cent

45Muhammad Ali

46Michael Stone
He kill ira peeps
Good guy Michael stone he does what he wants
Why isn't Michael higher
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47Ken Griffey Jr.


49Karl Marx
He is a hero of the world, long live the red revolution

50Sachin Tendulkar
One of the greatest cricketer after Sir Donald Bradman.
Sachin is known as the master blaster. He is the only person to score 100 centuries in the history of cricket.

51Johnny Depp

52George Washington
He should be number 1 because he turned down the chance to be a king so people could be free to do what they wanted so he chose president instead

53David Beckham
Пhe's a good after to his children and a good athlete.
David beckham is an amazing guy!

54Chris Brown
He is a fine man with nasty thoughts (sexy as hell)
He's a strong man! I respect him.

55Miley Cyrus
Looking past the clothing, she teaches people to not care what anyone says about you and to keep doing what you do best

56Michael Oher
Michael Oher started out homeless. He worked hard to get good grades and to graduate from high school. He now plays football for the Baltimore Ravens.
He is a good role model

57Pistol Pete Maravich

58Leonardo DiCaprio

59Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
He is one of the best examples for being a role model. “Dream, dream and dream. Then translate your dreams into thoughts and then into action...” is President Kalam's favorite mantra. His life itself is an example of this philosophy" rising from a fisherman's village to ending up in the presidential palace and along the way launching a bunch of missiles and winning a few 'Padma' (and Bharat Ratna) awards.

Therefore, he proves to be one of the best role models..

60Rey Mysterio
He is a Mexican WWE Superstar who is an inspiration to little kids saying that you don't always have to be the biggest guy to succeed. He is also called the ultimate underdog. He fights in a mask because he is a luchador. He loves to wrestle.

61Mother Teresa
She helped the poor

Future is so fine I love his song sh

63Flavor Flav
He is the blackest man ever with the worlds biggest clock and the most African Mexican and white women in the world

64Mahatma Ghandi

65Tyler Oakley
Tyler is not only one of the best YouTubers he also donates to allots of charities like the Trever Project and he always raising money for people in need.

66Paris Hilton

67Olivia Holt

68China Anne McClain
Shes very enthusiast and is a kid that knows everything about us and we can ask her anything

69Kurt Hahn
Kurt Hahn was a man with very sensible ideals. He believed in helping humanity as a whole, and the teaching children of the world. Kurt Hahn was the founder of UWC (United World Colleges), the founder of Gordonstoun School and was the creator of the Outward Bound. As a child, he was forced into exile because of being Jewish. He overcame this, and was able to sufficiently make the world a better place.

70Natalie Portman

71Steve Jobs
Creative genius
Multi talented
True innovator
Role model for the crazy ones..
Stay hungry, stay foolish

72Brad Pitt

73Des Hunt
He is the best New Zealand author ever

74Frederick E. Morgan

75Emily Osment
Emily Osment doesn't smoke and take drugs and she went to law school to get a good career without leaving her acting career behind.

76Sarah McGarvin
Dedicated her life to school and gave up her land to the Garden Grove Unified School District

77Johnny Cash
Although dead now, he left a lasting, long impression on people everywhere. This country superstar showed that it was possible to get to the top even if you had had one of the WORST lives ever. He is able to show true inspiration to troubled kids everywhere, and showed that death wasn't an awful thing with his "Hurt" cover. All in all, even more than 10 years after death, he is one of the greatest role models ever. And not to mention better than most hacks of role models today.

78Qasim Chaudhry

79Kanye West

80David Cameron

81Rosa Parks
She is a great role model cause she didn't want to give up her seat and I think that was very positive and if I was her I would do that to R.I. P rosa parks

82Emment Till
He is a role model for all of us even if someone does do something you don't like forgive and make sure its good if you did this I feel sorry for you
I feel bad for him he got killed just for wissling at a white woman and two white man beat him and murderend him if you search emment till you would see how he looked like after he got murdered

83Kristen Bell
She's Ana off of frozenn

84Kevin Durant
Shows great works of charity and he shows us how to be humble and nice to others

85Amy Lee
Best role model ever.

86Neil Armstrong
Really cool to first guy on the moon

87Snoop Dogg
Snoop did more than just revolutionize the rap game. He taught children how to be themselves and be confident, while smoking on that dank ass kush. Blaze it.

88Serj Tankian

89Dove Cameron

90Piper Curda

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