Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

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1Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

Taylor is a good role model she teaches little kids to stand up for bullying in her song "Mean"

Children, you need to think of people who are truly role models in your life. Not a celebrity. There are more than 1000's of people who donate money to charities and even more than she does. There people who actually do physically donate their time, actually working in the charities. That is not all that makes a role model. Just because you can relate to her songs that's not what makes a role model also. Think! There are people who teach you more than she will ever teach you. Important things that shape you lot's more, and you should recognize them and respect them. They are the important role models. But your far to young to realize that yet, who will actually influence your life and it won't be a celebrity! Lastly, your parents brought you into this world and will teach you more than any celebrity. Have some respect and common sense. If you have "not so good" parents than look into your own community for role models not a celebrity. You will learn later in life who your ...more

She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know

Excluding her singing about her exes and boyfriends, I guess Taylor is a good role model. - Catacorn

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2Good 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!

NO ONE CAN BEAT YOUR PARENTS THEY ARE THE MOST UNIQUE LOVING CARING PEOPLE IN YOUR LIVES AND WHEN OTHERS SUCH AS FRIENDS OR OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY DON'T SUPPORT YOU THEY ALL WAYS WILL BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUR PARENTS YOUR CLOSE ONES.

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.

I don't think so

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3Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.

Jackie is also one of the best role models for ADULTS.

She a celebrity and is not a role model for people with good values about their communities, people who really help in the real world and save lives, people who you know personally that actually do shape you. Adults have more important role models than a singer. Please don't insult adults. Singing is NOT IMPORTANT Kids! Adults themselves do more, such as, raise families, work just as hard or harder in more important roles than a singer. Nurses, care givers, military, and any one who works in the Human services field for just a few examples. Work much harder and give so much for so little. How's that for real role models. So you admit to disrespecting these hard working people for humanity? Shame on you! Adults and children need more than a celebrity as a role model. Celebrities will never give you support, love, and encouragement when you need it. They have no idea WHO you are and actually they don't care. More interested in making a living as any other who works. They are no ...more

Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!

I don't listen to her music but she can be role model to kids who want to be singer. - BeaM456

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4Jesus

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.

That is so true if he where to come again I would give my life for him

Jesus, should be everybody's role model!

Why is Jesus not 1st? Our Lord came to save us, loved everyone-even those with leprosy, whom everyone feared and made an outcast of. Jesus is the Son of God and told everyone one simple message, which should not be hard to follow, "Love everyone one as I have loved you." His message was pure and from His Sacred Heart.

It saddens me to see those who do not stick up for Jesus, when He saved you!

He is my role model, and always will be!

I love you Lord Jesus! - TheFrozenSnowflake

I'm christian...

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5Demi LovatoDemetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, actress and model who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends.

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 amazing role model for teenagers and especially for those who go through difficult situations and bullying! She has even written a book to help people and make them believe in themselves. She celebrated her 21st birthday in Africa because she thought it would be more important than just having a party! She tries to inspire people and also has advised her fans to spend sometime with the things they love in order to forget to feel better and make themselves to forget their darkest moments!

Demi has been through so much: bullying, eating disorders, rehab. She is NOT afraid to share her story, and she persuades others to do so.

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6Emma WatsonEmma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Emma is an inspiration to us all... she became one of the most successful young actresses, she graduated with honors at Ivy, she became a UN ambassador, she stood up for what she believed was right... all at the young age of twenty-four! Emma is amazing at pushing past negativity and criticism and strives to do her best and exceed expectations. She's a really great person who fights for what she believes in!

She is a fantastic human being. 'enough said!

She is the most beautiful actress I know and she values her education

Emma stands up for what she believes in and never gives up. That is what makes her the perfect role model!

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7Steve Jobs

Everyone in this section doesn't know anything about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs basically shaped the technology world. He created many successful things, even though he was an adopted child, and his adoptive parents were poor. Steve battled pancreatic cancer... twice. He died because of it, but when he first had it, he continued to create amazing products. Steve Jobs is a great role model because he was perseverant, and took things for the team.

Um He did not make the Xbox. That's Microsoft. You should go to school and try to learn because your information IS WRONG! And Yes he was bald but still he went from nothing to Rich af.

Although his inventions are not as good as the Android system, Steve Jobs is still a good model.

The Xbox is nothing compared to Plug and Plays!

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8Ariana GrandeAriana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer ...read more.

Um guys?
Ariana is a jerk.

She is spoiled and she was caught wishing death to fans! Like, who does that?!
So what if she is cute? That doesn't make up for being a jerk!
So what if she loves animals? That doesn't make up for wishing death on fans!

Seriously, she was caught LICKING DONUTS. And she didn't even buy them afterwards!
That is completely immature and, frankly just gross.
Then she said she hates Americans and America!
80 percent of her fans are IN America!

She DID post a "sorry" video, but she was just sorry she got caught.

But then again, sometimes I have acted like that too.

In kindergarten!

But Ariana is a great role model.

If you want kids to turn out to be spoiled, bratty, and act like little jerks the rest of their lives! If you want your kids to wish death on good people. If you want your kids to lick
Donuts and then hate America and Americans, Ariana is an awesome role model.

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.

You must be deaf, her voice is like Hannah Montana's, it's worse than a frog's croak.

Really she is in the top ten how is she a good role model - jbella9000

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9Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!

He is amazing for freeing all slaves in America

He changed the world as we know it today and without him everything would be totally different

Abraham Lincoln he is my hero he is a good person to look up too

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10Kelly 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. - ilovekelly75

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!

I can relate to her songs

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The Newcomers

?Misha CollinsDmitri "Misha" Collins is an American actor, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural.

Misha is one of the greatest role models in my opinion. There was a time in his childhood where he and his family were homeless. He was bullied for not being "cool". He was cool, the other kids just didn't know that. He used to carve words into his legs with an X-Acto knife. He built his own home and most of the furniture in it when he got older, but while doing so, he was once again, homeless. So many horrible things have happened to this man, and yet here he is, trying to spread love and happiness to the world. Most people know him as the actor who plays Castiel on the show Supernatural, but that's all most people know. He's the founder of Random Acts. An organization that encourages people to do random acts of kindness. When the earthquake in Haiti hit, he and others flew and started constructing houses for the inhabitants. He's also the founder of GISHWHES (greatest international scavenger hunt the world has ever seen). People join in on this crazy but fun scavenger hunt ...more - Supernatural

?ArchimedesArchimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

The Contenders

11BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress, who started out in the popular girl group "Desiny's Child". They had multiple top 5 hits such as "Say My Name", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from 1999 to 2004 . ...read more.

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.

Take a look at the picture...would you like your daughter to dress like that? I would not like mine to.

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12JK 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.

She was so determined!

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13Selena GomezSelena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

She is kind and caring and loves everyone

She cares of her fans & she's the youngest UNICEF ambassador on 2007. Love you Selena

She is very humble and sweet, she is a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be good person just to get that "role model" label and she also doesn't try to be super - controversial like Miley and some other stars. Selena acts her age and that's so good.

How is Ariana Grande above her - jbella9000

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14Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen stands up for what she believes is right and always donates money to people who are struggling.

She is the loveliest person ever.

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!

She is a kind person who gives away money to people who need it and on the ellen show she often gives gifts of some sort to her guests she also has a lovely personality making people laugh and always feel better

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15EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He should have been first in this list. He has been through so much and he still managed to be on top and prove people that he can really make it. He came from a black neighbourhood, getting bullied everyday at school, his father left him when he was a baby, his uncle died, he couldn't find a job, he had drug problems, he got divorced twice and look at him now. He's probably the best selling artist of all times, he is the most talented and gifted music artist. He teaches people that you can do anything you set your mind to and that's why he wil always be my biggest role model.

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

Best person ever.

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16Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

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.

You're kidding? He should be put on the worst!

He is a good father and husband. He has morale conviction. He actually wants to be a good president, unlike many of our past presidents. He handles racism and general discrimination excellently much better than I do. He never flinches in the face of idiots, which is sometime else he does much better than me. He is on the top of my lists for roll models.

Great role model! Also, he is the first black president

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17Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

He is by far the most hard working athlete. For example, when he was younger, he was kicked out of the basketball team. He started to try harder. Furthermore, when he got to the NBA he still appreciates his coach for kicking him out of the team. Only because he is now in the position he always wanted to be in. Therefore, I believe he should be part of this list.

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

He was rejected by his school basketball coach for being too short. Now he's the greatest player of basketball in the world.

He teaches kids to never stop

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18ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

In every music video she smiles. She doesn't take drugs or smoke. In la la la she let a lot of kids into the music video and she loves football

She cares for every person's background and she made a song just about Africa

Why dose that matter so what I don't think she is a very good role model

Not the way she dresses though. - SammySpore

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19Bill NyeWilliam Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.

Good role model, teaches science.

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20AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

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

Adele experienced a lot of bullying during her life because of her weight, she has shown people all over the world it is okay to be a larger size as you are beautiful no matter what

Adele, she is amazing I think that she should be more thought about, shes encouraged me to sing, and follow my dream no matter what I look like or what my weight is.

She is so humble and a great singer

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