Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

The Top Ten

1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...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

Yes, I cannot agree any more!

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2 Good 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.

True

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3 Jesus

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!

He is loving and kind

Better than any celebrity role model. Follow Him and know the truth.

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4 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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.

Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!

Yes and there are millions of people humble, hard working at something more important to humanity or than entertaining. Which should be a side dish to life and not quite as important as many other things. But then children have less responsibilities than adults do and time to spend on entertainment. Many non celebrities are extremely charitable and actually do physical work in the charities they support and not just throw money around. I don't think celebrities should be your role model. There are more IMPORTANT people in your life that physically work to support you and do more for you than any celebrity who actually don't know you and there for does not truly care and support you in your life. They will take your money though!

Wonderful role model for ALL humans. Beautiful, talented, kind, etc etc!

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5 Emma Watson Emma Watson Emma 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 is a down to Earth person and works hard for her belongings. Her part in Harry Potter shows us that we need to work on school, but not let that control us.

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6 Demi Lovato Demi 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!

She always sports me by listening to her music �"

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7 Steve Jobs Steve 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.

The last electronic inventor ever to live.

YOUR THE BEST

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8 JK 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 really is a great role model! I love her so much!

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9 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack 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.

What about forcing people to pay for Viagra? I mean, I'm clearly not going to get through to you, as your only mission is to blindly criticize democrats. - FuzzySlippers

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.

You're a fool. He hasn't done anything. The only reason he's on here is because of foolish liberals thinking he's a good role model because he's the first African American president. Besides, all presidents try to be good presidents. But some fail. Like Obama. He is a horrible role model. Your a blind, bloody, fool if you think this person is a good person. - LordDovahkiin

He is a great president, well as good as he can be since he has a senate full of republicans who undermines whatever good he is trying to do. I bet all of you who is saying he is not a good role model are either, racist towards blacks, Arabs (because he has a Muslim name), republicans, or ignorant as hell... So Bush was better then, someone who went to war with every country he could so that his friends who supplies the military with weapons and most probably funded his campaign would make money. Bush Senior same ...picking fights around the world to put money in the pockets of the weapon suppliers...Plus America is not a super power, they owe the real super power lots and lots of money...China...and stop acting like the world police when you can't put order in your own backyard.

Haters gonna hate

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10 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana 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.

I love ariana grande like crazy because cat is my fave character in sam and cat

I love ari she is such an inspiration to me and I love all her songs,she slays

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The Newcomers

? Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
? Lisa Simpson Lisa Simpson Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.

She always saves the day.

Lisa is da best

The Contenders

11 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham 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

He smart as presdont

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12 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...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.

This is not school appropriate

Yeah, cause songs like Bootylicious and lyrics like
I shake my jelly at every chance
When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance
I'm hoping you can handle all this jelly that I have
Now let's cut a rug while we scat some jazz
ARE GREAT FOR KIDS (SARCASM) - SoldierOfFortune

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13 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records 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

he is boss

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14 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen 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 role model for grandma's bingo friends.

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15 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena 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 .

I believe that Selena Gomez is someone teens look up to as a role model. She has made such a big impact on other lives that she should continue being a positive role model. She is always so humble and sweet, just being a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be good person just to get that "role model" label. She also doesn't try to be super or act like someone she isn't. She stays true to herself and that's why I think most teens look up to her. She will always be a great role model as long as she remains who she is.

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

She is kind and caring and loves everyone

She is so very sweet and a encouraging person who I always see smiling

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16 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael 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's awesome

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17 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Yes, because dressing up almost completely naked is great for the younger generation. -_-

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

Katy should be at 2 under Taylor Swift... I'm the first to say this, I'm a katycat and I think Taylor is a better role model... sorry, Katy. :

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18 Kelly Clarkson Kelly 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.

OH MY GOD, Nobody knows the way she has impacted me, because of her I'm alive at this moment typing this now, All I have to say is shes a good role model for anyone to have, I look up to her a lot.

yes

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19 Bill Nye Bill Nye William 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.

You taught us science when the teachers were too lazy. Thank you.

Bill Nye, the science guy!

THIS MAN MADE LIFE LIT

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20 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

I just want to say, if you like Shakira, READ MY COMMENT! Did you know Shakira was in the school choir! But one day her music teacher told her she sounded like a goat and she got expelled from the choir! Then she started helping people who are homeless or starving and said 'When I grow up and become an artist I will help all those people who are starving and homeless.' And she did. Artists don't have to be good singers to be role models. It's the things they do. I don't actually really like Shakira's voice but I feel so inspired by her now. Now I want to say, HA HA HA! Silly music teacher! Look at Shakira now! HA!

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

I like Shakira so much! I have an girl that loves Shakira!

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