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's never smoked or did drugs or any thing like that and she inspires young girls. :) I love you taylor💕


She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know
[Newest]She writes amazing songs based on her own life.

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!
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.
[Newest]That's the most important thing, parents are the ones that teach manners and values to their children.

3Demi 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 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!
[Newest]I don't really listen to her music but I love her as a person very much. She has been through so much in her life but now she's stronger than ever and she inspires others by sharing her story ❤️

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
He is loving and kind
Jesus, should be everybody's role model!
[Newest]Jesus is at the core of all for me.

5Barack Obama
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.
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!
You're kidding? He should be put on the worst!
[Newest]"If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan."

Spoken over 25 times in public.
More comments about Barack Obama

6Ellen 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!
[Newest]After her coming out, a lot of other celebs came out too.

7JK 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.
[Newest]She teaches us about the hunger games and why killing is pretty good

8Jackie Evancho
Jackie is also one of the best role models for ADULTS.
Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!

9Kelly 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!
[Newest]She is a fantastic singer without being a size 2 or acting like a whore.

10Ariana 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.
You must be deaf, her voice is like Hannah Montana's, it's worse than a frog's croak.
I love ariana grande like crazy because cat is my fave character in sam and cat
[Newest]She's insanely talented, she has a unique style and she's a genuine person. If you watch her interviews on YouTube you see what kind of person she is. She is always willing to answer to her fans questions, loving, passionate about what she's doing and the sweetest person ever.

The Contenders

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.

12Emma Watson
She is a fantastic human being. 'enough said!
She is the most beautiful actress I know and she values her education
She knows you don't have to be stick thin to be beautiful
[Newest]For feminism... ! He for She!

13Selena Gomez
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.

14Abraham 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
He is amazing for freeing all slaves in America

15Steve Jobs
The last electronic inventor ever to live.
He invented the Xbox and computers you jerk
He scammed coworkers out of money and apparently was a total dickhead too.

She does got a good booty
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 got a good booty

17Katy 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!
Because she is unique
Yes, because dressing up almost completely naked is great for the younger generation. -_-

18Ben Carson
Started life at the bottom if his class where everyone called him "Dummy." His father abandoned Ben's family and his mother was illiterate. They were extremely poor. Ben had a terrible temper to boot.

But his mom got her kids to turn off the T.V. and begin reading. They had to give her book reports. The books opened up their world and turned their life around.

Ben rose to the top of his class. Went on to save many lives as a world-class surgeon. Many people are now trying to get him to run for President of the USA.
One of the best surgeons of all time.

19Will 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
Will Smith has been in many movies. He has been a very good actor in all of them.

20Martin 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.
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...
MLK jr got assassinated that sucked he is my favorite role model
[Newest]He should be some where at the top! He is one of the most inspirational people in the world! He helped stop slavery!


21Michael Jordan
He is really down to earth guy and a great basketball player. (better than LeBron james)
He is the best person and athlete on the world and a very nice, kind person

22Jennifer 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
[Newest]She is a unique person and she's very funny and relatable not like other movie stars.

23Neil Armstrong
Really cool to first guy on the moon

24Emily Bear

25Anna Graceman
I have no idea who she is but I love her

26Justin Bieber
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
He's mean he should be deported
[Newest]When he first became famous everyone said that he's like the best role model ever because he didn't do any drugs or anything else then but now I think most of us would disagree.

Zendaya is a perfect role model.
She is a good role model if your shy, she has a lot of confidence in her
Zendaya is my favorite Disney star since Hilary Duff. She's so sweet and approachable, she makes me happy 😃

28Winston Churchill
He led us to victory and beat the Germans!

29Lea Michele

30Franklin D. Roosevelt
Overcame challenges, led country over tough times

31Yuma Tsukumo

32Tiger 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.

33Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is a very good role model, whoever said he stinks they are wrong. He did a lot of great things for his fans, his family, and really he did a lot of good stuff to the world to.
Laugh out loud that he does
Great singer and he is the king of pop!

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
[Newest]Still number one after everything he's been through

35Bill Cosby
He's a good role model to children. And unlike some others stands fully dressed and sensible
Bill is also a very good example of what future generations will hopefully become.


He is the only black guy with freckles!

You gotta admit that Dragonball has a lot of good role models. Besides, it's still a role model list, not a Dragonball fan page.


Why has this turned from a role model list into a Dragonball Fan Page?

37Theodore Roosevelt

38George 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

39Carrie 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 proves to young girls that hard work really pays off. She's so humble and sweet!
Carrie Underwood is an amazing role model for young people because she is very humble and true to herself.
[Newest]She's a talented singer and her skills brought her to this position.

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

41China Anne McClain
Shes very enthusiast and is a kid that knows everything about us and we can ask her anything

42Soulja Boy
This guy is a HORRIBLE role model! He encourages kids to not do their schoolwork, he dissed both Nas and Ice-T (two of the greatest rappers of all time), and he even dissed the FBI and the army troops. I'm being dead serious.

43Kid Ink

44Dove Cameron
She is an amazing actress and I look up to her. Great role model.

45Catherine the Great

46Lady 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 loving towards her fans and she's making a change in the music industry.

47Bethany Mota
She is such a nice person, very creative and sweet! She is the type of person that I would love to hang around with, she's truly amazing!
She's inspiring and really generous go check out her channel on YouTube, macbarbie07
She does not deserve to be down here she should be up way before this

48Harry 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😃
I heard that he peed in a bush. Seriously he did look it up.
[Newest]He was caught smoking twice! Not a good role model

49Rebecca Black
She is NOT a role model!
Well, she is a survivor of some really harsh bullying, don't you think?

50Rick Ross

51Mikhail Gorbachev

52Mother Teresa
Lived her life among the lepers of Calcutta India helping to make their lives better. Known for her great wisdom and kindness.
She was such an amazing person that cared for the sick, I actually think that she should be ranked in the Top 10
She helped the poor
[Newest]Mother teresa nice titty nice body yes

53Michael 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!
He is an amazing swimmer and always tries had in everything he does. I respect him.

54Lance Armstrong
Great and inspring-accomplished many things in life and not slowing down.
A great, great man!

55Oprah Winfrey
Oprah always looks to help people and is always ready to fix prolems
I love Oprah Winfrey for who she is and she a good roll model to everyone she always has nice things to say when you are down she picks you up. She does not think for her. Self only and that's why I love her
No matter where you're coming from, you can make it. That's what she teaches people.

56Freddie 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.

57Bruce 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.

58Miley Cyrus
She is an awful role model! She gets on stage half-naked while little children are watching her! The only thing she cares about is how to get naked and although she is a really good singer she destroys her song with her music videos! She also does drugs and that definitely makes her a bad example for young people!
Seriously? I think Miley is okay as a role model. She has a high level of confidence and happiness. Also she's her own person. There's nothing wrong with that.
Why is she on this list she I totally not a role modal for kids that's exactly what you don't want your kids to be like when their older.
[Newest]She teaches kids that it's okay to be who you are and you should not be ashamed to show your true self.

59Derek Jeter
Love this guy best baseball player ever
He is thug #YOLO #thug #life

60Kim Kardashian
Because she has a nice ass
She promotes animal cruelty because she thinks you have to wear a lot of fur in order to look nice. Yeah, not a role model to me.
She is nice but she has not done anything that says she is a role model. All what she did was be a model and take pictures.

61Trinidad James
How is he a role model? All he talks about in his songs is sex, Women, and dropping the N bomb. In fact, he only made like two songs in his life!

62Yuri Gagarin
First man in space, great achievement

63CM Punk
Straight Edge WWE superstar
The Best in the World!
He is an amazing, charitable person. I think he's great. Lovely guy xx

64Osama bin Laden
You have GOT to be kidding! You must not have been alive when 9/11 happened. He knowingly butchered thousands of innocent people, including a school full of children.

And what country would you be referring to? His terrorist organization has oppressed his own people - especially women so they cannot even show their faces in public and their husbands can abuse them.

Are you really going to start glorifying one of the most cruel people the world has ever known? Are you just trying to make yourself look open-minded. And even if you had evidence that he's the "kind reliable" person you claim does NOT qualify him as a role model.
THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT. I am shocked his name is even here what country or what people have him as a role model. I am pretty sure even people in jail hates him.
Are you serious! He was a bloody terrorist! How is he a role model!

65Nicki Minaj
I think she is a good role model because she struggled through bullying and is now helping kids stop bullying.
NO! NO! NO! Her music isn't even for kids and she wouldn't get over a stupid feud with Lil Kim! I feel so bad for lil kim.
She was so nice towards Sophia Grace and Rosie and she gave them some great advice 👍

66Marilyn 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
Better than taylor swift by far!
[Newest]This one made me laugh the most lol

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

6850 Cent

69French Montana

70Chris Brown
He is a fine man with nasty thoughts (sexy as hell)
He's a strong man! I respect him.

71Muhammad Ali
Amazing Islamic wrestler. He gave people motivation. he deserves the top 30s.

72Michael 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 survived homelessness to being in the NFL also gives to charity
He is a good role model

73Mahatma Ghandi
He tried to fight using non-violence.

74Michael Stone
He kill ira peeps
Good guy Michael stone he does what he wants
Why isn't Michael higher

75Ken Griffey Jr.


77Karl Marx
He is a hero of the world, long live the red revolution

78Sachin 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.

79Johnny Depp
Because he is a good role model for us to look up to

80David Beckham
Пhe's a good after to his children and a good athlete.
David beckham is an amazing guy!

81Rey 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.

82Johnny 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.
Rock and roll for him

83Tyler 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.

84Paris Hilton
Paris is a nice fun person me and my kids love her
Why is kim nasty kardashian beating Paris laugh out loud
How is she good?


86Pistol Pete Maravich

87Natalie Portman

88Leonardo DiCaprio
He is one of my greatest models and a great actor

89A.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..

90Brad Pitt

91Sarah McGarvin
Dedicated her life to school and gave up her land to the Garden Grove Unified School District

Future is so fine I love his song sh
The future is great becuase we can look forward to it

93Flavor Flav
He is the blackest man ever with the worlds biggest clock and the most African Mexican and white women in the world

94Kevin Durant
Shows great works of charity and he shows us how to be humble and nice to others

95Amy Lee
Best role model ever.
She has an amazing voice.

96Olivia Holt

97Liam Payne
Liam Payne should be #1 because he almost died when he was born and he had kidney problems till he was about 19. He also had to take up boxing as a sport to defend himself against the kids at school. He had a party for his 16th birthday and nobody showed up. He auditioned for the X Factor 2 times and now he is living his dream. Somehow he can look back at the past and smile
He is an amazing guy he's gorgeous and he cares about all his fans

98Jon Bon Jovi
He is very determined and has strong opinions about what and who he loves.
He a good role modle

99The Mysterious Mr Enter
He's a GREAT role model! He thinks inappropriate children's programming is bad and that adult shows can be more than just violence, sex and swearing. Check him out if you haven't!
I think he is a great role model.

100Kurt 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.

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