Why Are Celebrities Good Role Models

By: Author Valerie Forgeard

Posted on Published: July 28, 2022  - Last updated: July 31, 2023

Categories Self Improvement , Inspiration , Leadership , Society

Famous people are often admired by their fans. Not only can they influence the lives of their fans, but they’re always good role models to look up to. Sometimes celebrities can even be better role models than parents or teachers because they’re constantly being branded.

A Celebrity Is a Public Figure Who’s Usually Famous or Well-Known and Admired by People

Celebrities are famous or well-known people who’ve achieved fame in a particular field, such as acting, singing, dancing, sports, modeling, or politics.

They’re often in the public eye, which makes them more accessible, and they can use their fame to draw attention to issues or causes they believe in. A celebrity can also get involved in charities and fundraisers to help people who need help.

They’re Often Admired by Many People Because They’ve Worked Hard to Be Successful

Many celebrities work hard for their careers and make a lot of money because they’ve talents many people like to see on TV or in movies.

You may think celebrities are actors, artists, politicians, or athletes. But that’s not always the case! Celebrities can be anyone famous or well-known in the public eye (e.g., speakers, CEOs, influencers, etc.).

It’s important to know that celebrities can be both bad and good role models because everyone has their own mistakes, but sometimes you need someone to inspire you and motivate you on your life path, even if you make mistakes along the way!

A Good Role Model Is Someone You Look Up to and Who Inspires You to Become Like Them in the Future

There are many ways to define a role model, but usually, it’s someone who inspires you and teaches you something valuable. This can be anyone from your parents or grandparents to your friends, teachers or celebrities.

It’s Important to Have Role Models in Your Life Because They Help You Form a Picture of the Kind of Person You Want to Become

People often think that a celebrity can be a great example of how to live your life because they’ve it all figured out, but that’s not necessarily the case.

Celebrities are just people. They struggle with problems like anyone else, but sometimes they can’t talk about them publicly because they want their image to be perfect. Sometimes it’s easier for us to see celebrities as perfect than others because we don’t know them personally and don’t understand what goes on behind closed doors at home or on set.

Celebrities Are Often Strong Role Models, Especially for Young People

Celebrities are often strong role models, especially for young people. They can be powerful forces in our lives, giving us hope and inspiration. They can help us see the world through different eyes, learn about new ideas, and even help make a difference in our communities.

It’s not uncommon for people to say that the U.S. needs more positive role models like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, or Greta Thunberg. We need role models who show us how to become better people and give back to the world. People who inspire us to do more than just survive and make money – but to make a difference in the lives of others.

The truth is that everyone has the opportunity to be a role model – whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or teachers in school – we all have someone who looks up to us at some point in our lives. But with celebrities, there’s no direct connection, so we choose what we want to see.

Why Celebrities Are So Influential

The world is changing, and people want to follow the voices that speak to them. Celebrities have always inspired many people, but nowadays, they also show their vulnerability and discuss their psychological problems. They show that they’re real people, making them likable.

They Live Their Lives in the Spotlight, and So It’s No Wonder That They Can Reach Millions of People With a Single Post on Instagram or Twitter

We live in a world where everyone struggles with something, and we all want someone who understands us. Celebrities can show us that they’re human too because they’ve been through the same thing as us, or at least something similar.

Nowadays, celebrities also show their vulnerability. They’re influential because they show that they’re real people.

They talk openly about their mental health issues, like famous singer and actress Lady Gaga, who told Oprah Winfrey about her mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or Kylie Jenner, who published an emotional post on social media about her constant struggle with anxiety.

Celebrities Are Good Role Models Because They Can Inspire Many People to Take Action

Many celebrities have become more environmentally friendly and use their fame to encourage others to do the same. They’re also known for taking care of their health and physical fitness by exercising regularly and eating healthy.

More celebrity role models are becoming involved in charitable causes in their communities or worldwide by volunteering for non-governmental organizations or organizing fundraisers for people who need help with medical bills or food donations.

Some celebrities also speak out on political issues close to their hearts. These celebrities may even use their celebrity to raise awareness about important issues such as poverty, discrimination, or injustice.

They Can Set a Positive Example for Young People to Follow

Celebrities are essential to our culture, and we often look to them as role models. Depending on who they emulate, this can be a great thing or a terrible thing.

On one hand, it’s great that people look up to celebrities and want to be like them. On the other hand, it can hurt young people’s futures if these celebrities aren’t positive examples for them.

The good news is that many celebrities strive to be positive role models for the youth. They can set a positive example for young people and help them gain self-confidence while they’re young.

When a Celebrity Has a Bad Influence on Young People, It Can Have Disastrous Consequences

When a celebrity negatively influences kids and young people, it can have disastrous consequences. Just because celebrities are on a pedestal doesn’t mean they should be considered a positive influence.

Just Like Any Other Person, a Celebrity Can Be a Bad Role Model for the Youth

Some of the most famous role models are known for their bad behavior, such as violence and substance abuse, which can be a disaster not only for their mental health but also for the mental health of their young fans if they follow their celebrity role model.

Unfortunately, Some Kids and Young People Look Up to These Stars and Try to Emulate Them by Copying Their Actions and Beliefs

They use them as an excuse for why they do things that aren’t good for them or society as a whole. For example, in today’s pop culture, some celebrities are known for easily losing their temper, which makes young people think it’s okay.

Another example of how celebrities can negatively influence the youth is when they use swear words in public or advertise certain products just for the sake of money. Kids and young people who idolize these celebrities often copy their behavior by swearing around their friends or siblings just because they see their favorite celebrity doing it on TV, on social media, or in online videos.

Celebrities Have Their Role Models, Too!

You should also remember that celebrities aren’t the only ones who can be role models. They can also be a source of inspiration for other celebrities or be influenced by others.

We all know how much influence celebrities have on our lives, but sometimes it’s easy to forget that they also look up to others. Many of them were inspired by their childhood heroes.

Celebrities don’t always pick their role models at random. Some grew up seeing them on TV or social media and admired them as children. Others became fans after meeting them in person or learning about their accomplishments through the media. And some celebrities even had parents who were famous before them!

Famous people are often admired by people for their good qualities. They can positively impact society if they take their role seriously.

Role Models Don’t Have to Be Celebrities

When looking for a role model, it’s essential to understand that your role model doesn’t have to be someone famous. Your role model can be anyone who inspires you and makes you feel good about yourself. It can be someone who inspires you because he or she’s successful in his or her career or has overcome challenges in life.

Some people look up to celebrities as role models, but if your role model isn’t a celebrity, that’s fine! The most important thing is to find someone who inspires you and makes him or her your role model.

I’ve several people I look up to and admire – including my mentors, my life partner, and people I’ve met while traveling – and there are also celebrities I admire, like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Lutherking Jr.

For me, it’s not important whether someone is famous or not, but whether he’s done a good thing for the world and whether I can learn from him or her.

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  • Celebrities’ Influence on Teens: The Good and the Bad

Celebrities’ Influence on Teens: The Good and the Bad

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Celebrities have always had a powerful presence in American culture. Looking up to and even obsessing over celebrities is a part of growing up. But social media has given teens greater exposure to famous people than ever before. And like it or not, celebrities have a tremendous impact on how teens view themselves and how they behave.  

Some celebrities have a positive influence on young people, while others portray unrealistic and unattainable ideals of beauty. There are also celebrities who normalize, even glorify, substance use with their social media posts, song lyrics, or music videos. As the need for adolescent mental health treatment increases across the country, the positive and negative influence of celebrities is a topic too important to ignore.  

Key Takeaways

  • Celebrities have a powerful impact on how teens view themselves and how they behave.
  • A survey found that 1 in 3 women feel pressure to change their appearance because of online images. 
  • Growing numbers of celebrities are speaking out about beauty standards, addiction, and mental health. As a result, they help to reduce stigma and raise awareness.
  • Celebrities are real people with real struggles. Teens can learn from their experiences, including when and how to seek help.

The Impact of Media on Teen Body Image

Research shows that teen body image is shaped by many factors. These include friends and family, where the teen lives, and their cultural background. However, celebrity images have a profound impact on teen body image.

A YouGov survey found that most Americans think that the media has a negative impact on women’s body image. An overwhelming 76 percent of adults agree that the media promotes an unattainable body image for women. Additionally, more than half of those surveyed believe these unattainable body standards also exist for men.  

In addition to the media, the fashion industry has a long history of underrepresenting a wide range of body types in their advertising. The same survey revealed that only 11 percent of Americans feel that fashion companies have a positive impact on body image.  

How Celebrities Influence Teen Eating Disorders

Why does celebrity influence on teen body image matter? Because body dissatisfaction is linked to mental health challenges, including eating disorders, depression , anxiety , and low self-esteem.

Studies find that young women who consume media with many images of an unrealistic “thin ideal” are more likely to exhibit symptoms of disordered eating . In addition, the Girl Scouts Research Institute found that nearly half of girls ages 13 to 17 wish they were as skinny as the models in fashion magazines.

When Celebrities Go Too Far

Celebrity influencers play into this trend when they document their extreme diets or use language that can be triggering for those with eating disorders. For example, the entertainer Kim Kardashian expressed gratitude for being told she looked anorexic. News outlets covered a conversation between the Kardashians and the backlash it spawned.

When celebrities minimize the severity of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, or endorse taking unhealthy products to suppress appetite, they are emulating dysfunction.

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Furthermore, for celebrities who are exploited for their physical bodies as often as the Kardashian family is, they are shirking an opportunity to reframe the narrative around healthy weight. Hence, teens are told that looking skinny defines your worth. This messaging is superficial, heartbreaking for many, and can be deadly for those who suffer with life-threatening eating disorders.

And it’s not just teen girls who are affected. Research shows that young men also experience body dissatisfaction and depression as a result of viewing media images. And this body dissatisfaction can lead to unhealthy, excessive exercising among male teens.

Body Positivity Movement

In recent years, the body positivity movement has challenged cultural and societal deals of beauty. It encourages the acceptance of all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin tone, gender, and physical abilities.  

Companies like Dove have been at the forefront of body positivity. To mark 20 years since the launch of their “Campaign for Real Beauty”, the company conducted the world’s largest beauty report . They surveyed over 33,000 people across 20 countries to gauge the impact of beauty on women and girls around the world. The findings show the pressure girls and women are under to achieve societal beauty standards.  

Here are some highlights from the survey: 

  • Only 2 percent of women feel they are beautiful 
  • 1 in 3 women feel pressure to change their appearance because of online images 
  • 2 in 5 young girls feel pressured to alter their appearance based on images of influencers they see on social media. 
  • 2 in 5 women would give up a year of their life to achieve their beauty ideals 
  • 9 in 10 women and girls have been exposed to harmful beauty content on social media  
  • 65 percent of men and 68 percent of boys wish they were taller 
  • 79 percent of men and 74 percent of boys don’t think they are muscular enough

Positive Celebrity Influence on Teen Body Image

Some celebrities influence the body-image discussion for the better. For example, singer Ariana Grande has been body-shamed for being too thin. Addressing the comments on TikTok, she wrote, “There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something that you see that you don’t like, that I think we should help each other work towards. We should aim toward being safer and keeping each other safer.”

Other celebrities, including Rihanna and Zendaya, have spoken out against the ideals of beauty promoted by the entertainment and fashion industries. During the 2017 Beautycon Festival, Zendaya shared the importance of using her platform to show all of the beauty that exists within the African American community. “I am Hollywood’s, I guess you could say, acceptable version of a Black girl, and that needs to change.”

“You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins. You have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy.” —Rihanna

Substance Use and Celebrity Influence s

Celebrities influence teens in other ways as well. When stars post images of themselves drinking or smoking on social media, they normalize substance use. Furthermore, they make it appear attractive and cool. This is one way that social media can have a negative impact on teen mental health .

Teens often idolize celebrities and want to be like them. Therefore, if they see images on Instagram of a favorite singer or actor using drugs or drinking, they might be tempted to do so as well.

For example, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study looked at teenagers who frequently listen to music that contains references to marijuana. Subsequently, they found that these teens are more likely to use the drug than teens with less exposure to such lyrics.

In addition, for every hour that American teens listen to music, they hear more than three references to different brand names of alcohol. Researchers say that this might contribute to teen drinking. In addition, researchers at Dartmouth Medical School found that movie characters who smoke cigarettes influence teens to try smoking. Therefore, media influence on youth can contribute to risk-taking behaviors.

Why Are Celebrities Good Role Models?

Some celebrities are open about their own struggles with body image or mental health. Selena Gomez is a notable example of a celebrity who has used her platform of more than 428 million social media followers to destigmatize mental health. She has openly shared her own struggles with bipolar disorder on social media and in her documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me .

In 2021 Gomez co-founded Wondermind , a mental health wellness website, with her mom Mandy Teefey, and newsletter entrepreneur Daniella Pierson. People can come to the site for information and resources on all things mental health including articles, interviews, even journaling prompts.

Singer Billie Eilish has become a strong advocate for mental health , openly sharing her struggles with body dysmorphia , depression, and suicidal thoughts. And Simone Biles received both criticism and applause when she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics final individual all-around to focus on her mental health. The organization released a statement in support of the elite gymnast’s decision, saying, “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”

These are just a few of the many celebrities who have shared their struggles with the world. As a result, celebrities play a significant role in influencing the public’s understanding of these issues.

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How to Talk to Teens About Celebrity Influence

How does media influence teens? Because pop culture plays such a big role in teens’ lives, celebrities influence the way teens think and what they talk about. Therefore, parents can use celebrities’ experiences as avenues for talking about sensitive subjects.

Some celebrities are unable to overcome mental health conditions and continue to dive deeper into self-destructive behaviors. The death this year of famed “Friends” star Matthew Perry brought renewed attention to mental illness and substance use disorder . This tragedy is an opportunity for parents to reinforce that those suffering with mental health and substance use disorders must seek professional treatment as soon as possible.

Thus, celebrity anorexia cases offer opportunities to talk to teens about how dangerous the “thin ideal” can be. And they can discuss healthy ways to stay fit and eat well. Moreover, stars who speak out about coping with mental illnesses demonstrate that people with such diagnoses can be successful and happy.

Start the Conversation

As a parent, you might ask your teen what they admire about the stars they follow. What qualities do they want to emulate? Perhaps creativity, passion, or dedication? What can they learn from the lives of celebrities who have struggled with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or substance use?

It’s important to remember that celebrities are real people who experience real struggles. But because they are in the public eye, their influence on teens, good or bad, is powerful. As a parent, you can help them sort through the information to take away healthiest, most positive messages.

Mental Health Help for Teens

Celebrities and social media influencers are filling your teen’s social feed daily with images that may make them feel “less than” or “not enough.” It’s important to observe your teen for signs of any mental health struggles they may be experiencing, such as depression or anxiety.

Seeking treatment early is the best way support you teen in healing and prevent further health complications. Contact us today to learn more about our teen mental health treatment programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are celebrities good role models or not.

Celebrities can be good or bad role models for teens. Celebrities glamorize unhealthy fads and behaviors and encourage unrealistic body image standards. On the other hand, some celebrities choose to use their status to counteract harmful cultural messages, by reducing stigma around a particular issue or speaking out honestly about their own struggles.

Why are celebrities good role models?

Teens are in the process of determining their own values, beliefs and goals independent of their parents. It’s natural for teens to look up to celebrities, and celebrities who use their status responsibly can help shape the course of a teen’s life for the better.

Can a famous person be a role model?

Absolutely. Celebrities can inspire a young person to achieve goals beyond what they observe in their immediate community. They can motivate teens to engage with community causes and live a healthy lifestyle. Their impact is not limited to success stories. Celebrities can also be role models for how to get help for mental health issues or substance use disorder.

Who is the best person to be a role model?

The best role model for a teen is someone with a passion for what they do, solid values, and the ability to inspire others. Any person who can connect with a teen in these ways can be a role model—whether it’s a parent, a coach, a neighbor, or a distant celebrity.

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Are Celebrities Good Role Models for Teens?

Throughout adolescence, your teenage son or daughter will go through the process of developing their identity, and they may feel they found that in a celebrity, influencer, movie star, rapper, or other notable figure. They may look up to these famous people to help them determine their own values, goals, beliefs, style, and more. As a parent, you may wonder, “Are these celebrities good role models for my teen?” 

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How can kids be fans but not lose themselves   , are celebrities good role models  , negative ways celebrities can influence teens  , positive ways celebrities can influence teens , how to help your teen distinguish between useful and damaging role models , staying plugged into the celebrities your teen is following .

Jeana Thomsen, executive director at New Haven , a residential treatment center in Utah, explained why teens may be drawn to those who are famous and in the public eye. 

“Often, celebrities have large followings, and teenagers feel part of something.”  

By being a fan of a celebrity or well-known figure, your son or daughter may feel like they’re a part of a community and may establish connections with other fans. In theory, this could fuel a deeper influence on your teen, as the more connected they feel, the more that celebrity may affect the development of their identity. 

One way to help teenagers be fans without losing themselves is to encourage them to engage in activities outside of social media and fandom.  

“If they’re busy with other things, they feel good about activities they’re engaged in, and they feel successful in other endeavors, they’ll be less likely to need belonging and validation from liking or imitating a celebrity,” Thomsen said.  

She also recommended supporting healthy, real-life relationships with family and friends to negate some of social media’s effects on teens . If they’re engaged with others, they’ll be more likely to have a balanced view of celebrities. 

“Yes and no,” Thomsen said in response to this question. She explained that some celebrities can be positive role models, especially when they serve as mental health advocates and activists for critical issues, using their platform to create awareness, foster acceptance, and encourage action.  

“Some celebrities have causes that are important to them that can be healthy for teenagers.”  

She pointed to examples of body positivity and conservationism. Celebrity mental health advocates and those who’ve gone through recovery like Selena Gomez , Ariana Grande , and Michael Phelps are also helping break the stigma around mental illness, prioritizing their mental health and seeking treatment. Recently, the Olympics and other notable competitions have brought the issue of professional and student-athlete mental health to the forefront. 

Teen asks celebrity role model for autograph after concert.

What other celebrities are good role models? Those famous for taking a stand, such as environmental activist Greta Thunberg, gun control activist David Hogg, and female education activist Malala Yousafzai, can have a positive influence by encouraging teens to organize around the issues they care about that have social and personal value. 

However, some celebrities can be bad role models.  

“Other times, celebrities are open about using substances and showcase that on social media, which can influence teenagers in an unhealthy way,” Thomsen said.  

Examples of bad role models include influencers like RiceGum, who’s posted offensive content, and Jake Paul, who’s faced sexual assault allegations.  

The Influence of Celebrities 

Whether celebrities are good or bad role models, they can influence your teen’s identity, values, attitudes, and behaviors. Those who flaunt their status may influence young people to value superficial aspects of their lives like brand names and their image. Influencers and celebrities who share edited or unrealistic images could affect a young person’s self-esteem and self-image, leading to body dysmorphia (a body image disorder) and eating disorders in teens . 

  • Normalizing behaviors like smoking or substance use .  
  • Promoting violent or criminal behavior like vandalism, fighting, or driving under the influence. 
  • Modeling poor decisions around relationships or sex. 
  • Promoting dedication to hard work. 
  • Modeling how to positively handle situations when they make mistakes. 
  • Talking openly about mental health issues. 

The good news is you can help your teen understand the difference between the positive behaviors, values, and attitudes of those who influence them and the negative ones. 

If you want to help guide your teen in understanding the influence these figures may have over behavior, attitudes, values, and other aspects of their life and identity, you need to first have a strong connection with your son or daughter. This means focusing on trust, empathy, reciprocity, vulnerability, and healthy intimacy between you and your teenager.  

“Teens are more willing to listen to someone who they know loves them,” Thomsen said. “Once they know this, it becomes easier to have conversations about this with them.” 

Once there’s an established connection, she suggested saying something to the effect of “I’ve noticed you paying a lot of attention to (insert celebrity). Tell me what you like about them.”  

Once you’ve asked the question, actively listen to the response.  

“This works a lot better than saying, ‘I’m concerned about the people you’re following on social media,’” Thomsen said.  

You still might have concerns, but you need to seek understanding before lecturing or trying to change their mind. 

Are celebrities good role models for your teen? They may be mental health advocates or influential activists for important issues, or they may be promoting drug or substance use, an unrealistic body image, or materialistic standards. The only way you’ll know is if you understand who’s influencing your teenager. 

To that end, Thomsen recommended that parents have access to their children’s phones. She recognized that every family will handle this differently. 

“Some parents manage the passwords on their children’s phones so that they can log in anytime and check things. Other parents require that they can follow their children on social media. Many parents use parental controls that don’t allow their children to download apps without permission, which helps them keep an eye on what’s going on.”  

While setting boundaries around cellphone usage is a critical step, your relationship with your teen is just as important.  

“Staying connected and keeping the lines of communication open are essential,” Thomsen said. 

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If you wish to explore the qualities of a person you admire or talk about a celebrity, check these role model essay examples and original topics prepared by our team .

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How can one define a role model? Who are the role models in today’s society? Role model essays serve the purpose of answering these questions. These assignments can help students to understand the meaning of role models better.

It is not hard to write a good role model essay, but you should know some secrets of making your paper powerful. Before we discuss some useful tips, you can select a problem for your research. Here are some essay topics and titles we can suggest:

  • The significance of parents as role models
  • The role of a teacher in society / Teachers as role models
  • The significance of a role-model leadership
  • What qualities do positive and negative role models have?
  • The role of the mother in a family (or a role model essay on parents in general)
  • How can negative role models affect children?
  • Celebrities have a moral responsibility to be good role models

Remember that you can also ask your professor to provide role model essay examples, if possible. Once you have selected a topic for your paper, you can start working on the essay. Here are some secrets of creating a powerful essay:

Think of the issue you want to discuss (you can select one from our examples) and do preliminary research on it. Although the topic of a role model may not seem hard, it is best to learn as much about it as you can.

Ask your professors about the sources you can use. In general, scholarly sources and peer-reviewed articles are the most important sources of information.

Develop a role model essay outline. Your paper should be well-organized to keep the reader’s interest. Make separate sections for the most significant arguments and remember to include an introductory paragraph and a conclusion.

Your introduction should present the problem you are discussing. Include a thesis statement at the end of the paragraph. A thesis can look like this:

  • Celebrities should be aware of their responsibility to be positive role models.
  • Define a role model. You can look up the definition in dictionaries and discuss your opinion on it. Discuss examples of positive and negative role models.
  • Discuss the qualities that make a person a role model. Should someone be smart to become a role model? Is kindness important? Do academic achievements make someone a role model? Make your paper engaging by discussing these debatable issues.
  • Support your arguments with evidence from your preliminary research. It will make your opinions look reliable. At the same time, do not rely on outside sources solely. Your essay should incorporate a unique perspective on role models and existing knowledge on the issue.
  • When working on an argumentative essay, include a refutation paragraph and discuss an alternative viewpoint on the issue. You should prove that your opinion is more reliable.
  • A role model essay conclusion should include all of your arguments and the main points of the paper.
  • Make sure that you use correct grammar and sentence structures. Check it several times to make sure that there are no mistakes in it. Pay attention to the spelling of words, too. If you are not sure that the grammar is correct, ask your peers to look through the paper for you.

Do not forget that we also have some free paper samples that will provide you with ideas for your essay!

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  • Willy Loman, a Poor Role Model to His Two Sons Biff and Happy The main theme in the play is sustained in the play with the sons of Willy attaining their personality from their father.
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Persuasive Writing: Are Celebrities Good Role Models?

Persuasive writing: are celebrities good role models for young people?

This article contains an example of persuasive writing: are celebrities good role models for young people? In addition, it contains some annotations with tips for students to follow the progress of the piece, and some of the devices included.

The speech isn’t perfect by any stretch! It is a combination of my ideas and some student work, and so it might give ‘middle aged mummy’ vibes rather than feeling like the authentic voice of a teenager. Nonetheless, I think it’s helpful for students to see how to structure a piece of persuasive writing and to use language devices to persuade the audience. 

For more on teaching persuasive writing, read this blog post , and download my free Persuasive Writing Guide for students.

This is a sample answer for the CCEA GCSE English Language Unit 1 Task 1 from January 2019 .

Write a speech for your classmates persuading them to agree with you on the topic: “Are celebrities the best role models for teenagers?”

Friends, classmates, fellow scrollers in the snap-tweet-gram-osphere, gather round and lend me your ears! Today, I stand before you to present the truth on a topic that often stirs debate: “Are celebrities the best role models for teenagers?” Let us dive into the depths of this discussion and explore why I believe they might not always be the shining beacons of inspiration that they are made out to be, and that we must find our own way in the world. Sit up and pay attention because the next three minutes will convince you that you are worth more than fangirling over these fake and fiendish figures.

Greet your audience (remember, this task is class ‘writing for purpose and audience’.

‘lend me your ears’ is from Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ … you can use and recycle famous phrases to hook your listeners.

Use alliteration with intention to create sound effects (dive/depths/discussion, fangirling/fake/fiendish figures).

Use a signpost at the start of your paragraphs to signal a new idea in your argument (first and foremost).

‘Let’s ponder this:’ invites the listeners in to the discussion. Following it up with a question (‘what makes a role model truly exceptional?’) creates a point of engagement for them.

Use imagery (‘guiding us through the maze of everyday challenges’) to paint a picture for the audience.

First and foremost, let’s ponder this: what makes a role model truly exceptional? Is it someone who lives a life far removed from our own realities, splashing their extravagant escapades across glossy magazines? Is it someone who was born into a rich or famous family? Is it someone who has the perfect body, hair and skin? Or is it someone who walks beside us, guiding us through the maze of everyday challenges? I dare say the latter holds more weight.

Help the audience to grasp the reality of your point of view with a personal story/anecdote. Make it emotive and specific so that it really persuades your listeners that you know what you are talking about.

“Let me fast forward …’ is a nice structural device to avoid rambling on too much. It holds the listeners’ attention by helping them to follow the organisation of your speech.

Link back to the topic at the end of a long point, to show the examiner that you are still focused and to remind the listener what to think.

Year 11, let me tell you about my friend Jessica. We’ve been best friends since nursery school and she is truly a beautiful person, inside and out. Every major experience of my life so far has been enriched by her presence. But when we began P7, Jessica got a phone and I think that was the turning point. She secretly signed up for Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok; her parents wouldn’t allow her to join, but she always finds a way to get what she wants! Jessica followed all her favourite pop stars and celebrities. 

Let me fast forward another year to the end of first year … Jessica had changed her hair, she had stopped eating healthily and, in my opinion, was only a fraction of the person she used to be. She was obsessed with looking like, talking like and acting like Kylie Jenner. And it ruined her life! In the end, Jessica had to miss a month of school and get hospital treatment at only twelve years old because of the issues created by her obsession with her celebrity ‘role model’. 

Does this story shock you? Have you experienced anything similar? Jessica is now much healthier, but I hope her story makes you sit up and take notice! Celebrities are not good role models for young people!

Instead of fixating solely on the glittering allure of celebrities, let’s turn our gaze toward the unsung heroes in our own lives. Our parents, siblings, teachers, and community members — these are the individuals who have shaped us, nurtured our growth, and celebrated our victories. They are the ones who offer advice, lend a listening ear, and teach us the importance of integrity and resilience.

Use triplets (groups of three words or three phrases) to create flow in your sentences e.g. ‘shaped us, nurtured our growth, and celebrated our victories’.

Use a quote from an expert to support your opinion. This makes you sound more reliable, and therefore helps to convince the listeners.

Experts in child psychology have echoed this sentiment. Dr. Michelle Anthony, renowned child development expert, posits that a true role model should possess qualities such as kindness, empathy, and honesty. These traits are not necessarily guaranteed in the world of celebrity culture, where the emphasis often lies on material possessions and superficial appearances. So, my friends, let us not be swayed by the smoke and mirrors of fame.

Now, picture this: You’re facing a tough decision, unsure of which path to take. Who would you rather turn to for guidance? The glamorous starlet who dazzles on the silver screen or your best friend who has weathered storms and shared your joys? Come on Year 11. I know you know the answer! Kylie Jenner doesn’t care about your GCSE choices. Erling Haaland isn’t going to help you with your Maths homework. KSI isn’t going to respond to your love-life dilemma. The real role models in our lives will though. The friends, teachers, grandparents, aunts and older cousins will help, support and guide you. They will give you good advice and be there to comfort your in hard times. These people are the role models. These people are the ones you should look up to. These people are the ones who should command your love and attention.

‘Picture this’ is a lovely phrase to invite your listeners in to the topic and paint a picture for them. They become more engaged by imagining something for themselves.

Use repetition at the start of a series of sentences (These people … /These people …/These people …). This is called anaphora and is very easy to include but very effective in the art of persuasion.

Include a counter argument. This shows that you are not naive – you know that there are other ways of looking at the topic, but they are not as accurate as your opinion. Make sure you don’t end up agreeing with the other side. Convince your listeners by spinning the other argument round so that it sounds weak and inadequate. 

Now, I know that some of you will disagree, saying that celebrities have achieved fame and fortune through talent and hard work. These are admirable qualities indeed! And while I agree with you to a point, I have to point out the obvious problem: admiring someone at the very top of their game and aspiring to be like them can surely only lead you to disappointment, feelings of inadequacy and a spiral of self-doubt. These celebrities spend money we can’t even imagine, and have a team of people working very hard to make it all look effortless. This is not something that us teenagers can mimic. When we try to live like a celebrity, we fail. Friends, don’t set yourself up for failure in this way. Aspirations are great, but they have to be realistic, otherwise you will fall for the falsehoods that social media push on us.

So, Year 11, let my words linger in your mind like a sweet melody. I want you to repeat after me: substance over style, authenticity over illusion, and sincerity over spectacle. Remember, my dear classmates, we have the power to forge our own destinies, to carve our own paths, guided by those who truly inspire us in the truest sense of the word.

Keep referring to your audience by their name or collective name. This holds their attention and reminds the examiner that you are still fully focused on the task.

Include a call to action. This gives the listeners a motivation to do something specific, making them more likely to remember and agree with your point of view.

In conclusion, while celebrities may have their merits and entertain us in various ways, let us not rush to crown them as the epitome of role models for impressionable teenagers. Instead, let’s turn to the everyday heroes who surround us, those whose footsteps we can genuinely follow and whose values align with our own aspirations. By focusing on genuine connections and genuine examples of integrity, we can shape a future that reflects the very best of our own hearts and minds. Think of a person in your life who you respect and admire. Turn your attention away from celebrities and towards someone much closer to home. Now learn from them.

So, my friends, I implore you to embark on this journey with open minds and open hearts. Together, let us champion the true heroes, both seen and unseen, who inspire us to be the very best versions of ourselves. Thank you for lending me your ears, and may our collective wisdom guide us toward a brighter, more authentic future!

Finish with a flourish! Try to sound confident, clear and persuasive at the end with a few more devices: triplets, positive language and a repetition of the opening quote, ‘lend me your ears’.

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Essays About Role Models: Top 5 Examples and 7 Prompts

Check our guide, including top examples and prompts on essays about role models to write a high-quality piece about your idol and motivator.

How do you label someone a “role model”? Do you look for exemplary qualities like high intelligence, good leadership skills, and confidence? Role models are critical in personality development and life. For example, research proves that adolescents with positive role models, primarily those they know personally, do better academically and have more courage and self-respect. 

A role model is someone who excels in their field of expertise, inspires you to be a better person, and motivates you to follow an excellent path. They influence your life decisions and encourage you to become a lifelong learner. Who individuals decide to be their role models vary. Although most pick their parents , others also choose prominent people like celebrities, politicians, or singers. 

If you want to start writing about your role model, here are five sample essays to inspire you:

1. Best Role Model in Life by Prasanna

2. my role model: essay about my father by anonymous on gradesfixer.com, 3. word essay on true role models by pragati ghosh, 4. the role model qualities of martin luther king junior: leadership, courage, and self-discipline by anonymous on studymoose.com, 5. my mother: my inspiration and my role model by ankita yadav, 1. why should i have a role model, 2. my role models, 3. what is a role model, 4. disney characters and role models, 5. celebrities and singers as role models, 6. characteristics of a good role model, 7. how do role models affect young people.

“But for me, a role model is someone who motivates me and influences me to be a good human and positive person in life, who gives me a supporting hand to walk and run to achieve my dreams and goals. Role model is not someone who is full of ego, attitude or full of selfishness.”

Prasanna introduces her role model A.R. Rahman as someone who stimulates her desire to be an excellent musician. She mentions how vital it is to look for a role model in the field that you’re interested in. For her, it’s music. Rahman stirs up her passion for learning guitar and reaching the same achievements he had.

She believes anyone can be someone’s role model as long as they are a good person. Prasanna adds that a good role model must help you reach your dreams. She also shares her wish to meet her role model to thank him personally.

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“He is the one I always admire in my life. When I have children, I want to be similar to my father to do for my kids how he takes care of me.”

The essay shows the excellent characteristic of the author’s role model, their father. They describe him as a knowledgeable person who always encourages them to be strong in every situation and supports their goals in life. Further, the writer mentions that their father earns respect and admiration from others because of his hard work in becoming a successful businessman and a reputable human being. 

“A role model is somebody who has influenced us in our lives and whom we try to imitate and learn as we are aspired by them.”

Ghosh’s essay acknowledges that in today’s era, a person’s character, style, body language, virtues, deeds, and actions influence what type of role model they will be for others. She notes that an actual role model has self-confidence and good communication skills, shares similar thoughts with those they inspire, knows how to get credit, and does things with good intentions. She concludes her essay by advising the readers to choose their role models wisely.

“… He was a civil right activist and is one of the reasons why African Americans have rights.”

This essay expounds on Martin Luther King Jr .’s qualities that the author admires. These characteristics pushed the writer to choose him as their most significant role model. The piece recounts how Luther King Jr.’s leadership skills in fighting for equal rights and courage in speaking in front of police officers inspired the writer to be as brave as the activist and Baptist minister. The author also includes that despite being busy, Luther King Jr. finished his work on time because of self-discipline.

“She is a mother, a pilot, a driver, a cook, a good person, all at the same time. I not only want to be a pilot like her but want to copy her overall personality.”

In Yadav’s essay, she discusses how her mother became her role model. Aside from being a hard worker, she points out how she religiously follows schedules to be timely with her firm self-discipline. She believes her mother isn’t only the next Master Chef but also someone with a high sense of fashion. She’s a busy person with style. Yadav’s role model is with her at home – a mother, a mentor, and a perfect friend with a fantastic personality.

7 Writing Prompts for Essays About Role Models

Are you ready to write an essay about your role model? If you don’t have a role model or you’re having trouble coming up with a topic to start your essay writing, feel free to use the prompts below:

Most people, especially students, look for a role model to motivate them to find the right career path. At the same time, this path must also let them focus on goals, develop skills, and build character. Use this prompt to discuss your reasons why you want to have or have a role model. Then, introduce your role model by sharing their characteristics and what makes them special. You might also be interested in these essays about critical thinking.

Essays about role models: My role models

People have more than one role model. For this prompt, list your heroes and why you consider them as such. Then, pick the top ones and add their lessons’ impact on your life. Finally, you can include some of their inspirational quotes and explain why these sayings resonate with you.

Define what role models are all about and link relevant research or statistics that prove their importance. Then, talk about your understanding of being a role model and what qualities most look for in their role models today. 

Disney characters, especially princesses, are what young girls want to be. Share your stance on the debate of whether it’s okay for kids to use a fictional character as their role model or not. Affix your reasons why. Make your essay more convincing by adding examples, especially if you disagree with the idea that imaginary characters are worth being idolized.

Many look up to different celebrities and singers and consider them their role models. Some take it to the extreme and follow exactly what their idols do. Unfortunately, many become obsessed and follow even the wrong things, thinking they will gather the same fame and status as their idols. They also forget to live their own unique life. First, say something about youngsters worshipping popular artists. Then, add how people can select more positive and influential models to adore.

Discuss the typical characteristics people associate when they think of a “role model.” Then, give examples of these ideal individuals and share your preferences when favoring a role model.

Role models should motivate and inspire the youth to reach their goals and live as good people. Open discourse about the benefits of having a positive role model and how they can help change the unhealthy behaviors of today’s youth. Make your piece more compelling by adding the adverse effects of having a negative role model. 

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Question of the Week: Should celebrities be considered role models or heroes?

By Rionna Putman

Celebrities’ main jobs are to entertain us as they are on television, the Internet and magazines. They never signed up to be role models, neither good nor bad.

Although they may influence many kids, youth and young adults, I believe that the parents should be the role models in our lives.

People in our society need to focus on themselves and less on famous celebrities. Sure they may make mistakes, but who doesn’t?

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The main difference is that when we make mistakes, it’s not a headline in a newspaper.

I can imagine that celebrities have low self-esteem and do some of the bad things they do because of how they were raised.

They are used to being let down, and hated no matter what they do because everybody has their own opinion on anything they do.

Yes, I believe it would be nice if celebrities would be good influences all the time but it’s never going to happen.

We should also take into consideration that the press makes stories and scenarios seem worse than they really are.

How is the public supposed to know what’s the truth and what isn’t? Therefore, before we go and judge people, we should walk a mile in their shoes and see what it’s like.

By Tristan Wiltrout

Salisbury-Elk Lick

Some celebrities could be considered role models or heroes, others should not.

However, nobody should be considered a role model simply because they are a celebrity.

Instead, celebrities should be judged based on what they are famous for, as well as how they present themselves to the public.

Most celebrities are famous for some talent or ability. If there is anything worth looking up to a celebrity for, that is usually it.

In fact, this aspect of a celebrity can even be seen as a source of inspiration entirely separate of the actual person.

For example, if there is an artist that has made very questionable life choices, but their music still has a positive message, somebody can still want to emulate their creative talent without agreeing with everything that they have done.

Like any role model, we should observe celebrities for their admirable traits, recognize their flaws, and try to find some useful insight about ourselves using both.

They’re still just people, and while the media may choose to exaggerate their traits for entertainment purposes, they shouldn’t be looked at with rose-tinted glasses just because they are well-known.

By Abby Cover

Conemaugh Township

When thinking of the word “celebrity” you may think of people such as, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber.

These celebrities might not have the best reputation or be able to be considered role models or heroes.

On the other hand, there are celebrities who have selfless qualities and truly impact our society for the better such as Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie or Will Smith.

A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements or commendable qualities.

Whereas, a role model is an admirable person looked to by others as an example to strive to be like.

Some celebrities most certainly fit into either one of these categories, however, when in the world’s spotlight, many celebrities develop a poor reputation.

I do not believe celebrities should be idolized or worshiped as much as they are; however, some of them have achieved great things which indeed make them a role model or even a hero to some.

By Lindsay Walker

The question “should celebrities be considered role models or heroes” actually raises a better question that must be answered first: should anyone be placed on a pedestal and regarded as a role model or hero to another?

First, one must realize that no one “signs up” to be a hero or role model. Miley Cyrus did not sign her recording contract to be a role model to young girls, she signed it to make music.

Those who point fingers and say she is a “bad role model” or “bad influence” on their children clearly do not realize that it is not a celebrity’s job to show some random child the way to success.

On the opposite side of this argument, celebrities that do present themselves as heroes or role models are also appreciated, however, it must be recognized that they are only human, and are going to make mistakes, and inevitably mess up from time to time.

However, this is how they become defined as role models: by the way they handle failure and hardships.

Those in the limelight do not always choose to be role models or heroes, and honestly, it isn’t in their job description to do so.

So, before you condemn those in Hollywood for their behavior, you must ask yourself: if you were in their position, would you be any better a role model yourself?

By Sara Sredy

I believe that it is important in today’s society for children to have positive role models. Y

oung and impressionable children need someone they can look up to and model their behavior after.

Often times, children’s role models include athletes, family members or celebrities.

However, many celebrities are not the proper positive role models that the youth of America need in their lives.

While there are many celebrities that do good for people across the entire globe, they tend to not get as much media attention as those who display destructive and inappropriate behavior.

These celebrities are more talked about because their irresponsibility is more interesting to the media than the positive actions of famous people like Beyonce, who works for the advancements of gender equality.

Seeing reckless celebrities on television getting attention causes many kids to act out and follow the bad example those on TV set. While we should acknowledge the good things many celebrities do, we should not admire their every move and children should not be encouraged to look up to them.

By Haley Beahr

Some celebrities are more respectable than others whenever they behave decently in the eyes of the public. Even though some people may consider the wiser celebrities to be role models, they should never be revered as heroes.

The definition of a hero is “a person… idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” It is perfectly acceptable for a child or teenager to look up to their favorite singer or actor simply because they admire them as a person, but someone like that should never be idolized.

Real heroes are the people that risk their lives for our nation; people that endanger themselves for the well-being of others. A person who plays a soldier on the big screen should certainly not be compared to the real thing.

Celebrities can undoubtedly be influential to younger people, and in that respect they may be considered role models, but the real heroes here are the ones that experience movies in reality.

By Alexandra Davis

Berlin Brothersvalley

Many people look up to celebrities. For some, they are role models or even heroes; however, not every single celebrity should be considered a hero or a role model.

Only a select few should have the honor of those titles. Celebrities like Sadie Robertson or Tim Tebow should be considered role models because of the life that they live.

In my opinion, the honor of being called a hero should be left to our firemen, police officers, veterans, doctors, or even everyday ordinary people who decide to make a difference in the world.

Heroes are world-changers, and our role models should support our values. Some celebrities do embody the qualities of a hero or a role model, but many fall short and get caught up in the life of the public eye.

Pros and Cons of Celebrity Role Models

Last updated by nicolas desjardins on 21 april 2022.

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As with everything in life, celebrities are often not what they seem to be on the surface. By choosing the right celebrity role model, you can learn positive values that will help make you into a better person over time. On the other hand, there are plenty of celebrity role models whose lives are highly irresponsible and not worth imitating, so it’s important to make sure you pick the right one before spending too much time on them.

This article covers both sides of celebrity role models to help you make an informed decision about which ones to spend your time on and which ones to avoid completely.

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What Is a Celebrity Role Model?

We all know that to be successful, we must look up to our role models. We are taught from a young age that we should try to emulate our heroes so we can be like them. But with more celebrities being arrested for drug charges and other bad things, there is some debate on whether or not it’s okay to look up to celebrities as role models.

Some celebrities qualify as celebrity role models even though they may be considered controversial by others. The most important thing anyone needs to keep in mind when determining if their hero is worthy of their respect and admiration lies in his/her actions and morals.

Why Do People Look Up to Celebrities?

People turn to celebrities for lots of reasons: They might want to know what certain people are doing that makes them so successful, or they may just feel inspired by a celebrity’s story. Whatever their reason, many people look up to famous people as role models.

While some celebrities are worthy of emulation, others may not be worth your admiration. Read on for tips on figuring out who you should try to emulate and who you should probably look at more critically.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Celebrity Role Models?

Many celebrities have become role models for people who look up to them. However, there are many pros and cons to using celebrities as role models. Below are both sides of these arguments, depending on how they affect society.

Pros of Celebrity Role Models

It’s worth taking a look at celebrity role models. For starters, celebrities are appealing to many consumers since they have already succeeded in their industries. If you idolize someone who has made it big in their chosen field, that can motivate you to do whatever it takes to reach similar levels of success. The following are the pros of celebrity role models .

1.   Celebrities Are More Approachable

There’s something about celebrities that makes them seem more real. The reason why people go to watch movies starring their favorite celebrities is to get a glimpse into their lives – through gossip sites, tabloid magazines, social media pages.

There’s a certain connection that we feel towards celebrities; after all, they are only human. We tend to relate to them better than with our teachers, our bosses, or politicians because it is easier for us to imagine that we can be like them.

2.   Celebrities Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Yes, many celebrities have done positive things for diversity by raising awareness about different issues that plague our society, such as racism. Celebrities can be effective in helping people understand other cultures or lifestyles that are not necessarily similar to their own.

However, if we’re using them as role models to create social change then we must also acknowledge that celebrities can take advantage of their positions as well.

3.   Celebrities Show Us Our Potential in Life

The biggest positive aspect of celebrities is that they demonstrate our potential in life. Many people look up to celebrities as role models. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but we can still accomplish great things if we put our minds to them.

They are also the relatable type of person who happens to be famous.  No matter what social class or race you may belong to, there will always be someone you can relate to and get inspiration from. Celebrities show us that with determination and hard work anything is possible in life.

4.   They Are Creative with Their Looks

Celebrities are indeed super creative with their looks. Each celebrity has a distinctive personality, so they all have different ways to display themselves. Some like to wear make-up while others will show their natural skin.

There is no set standard when it comes to how you should look to be seen as beautiful by other people in society. They can inspire us to be creative with our looks instead of copying what everyone else does.

Cons of Celebrity Role Models

One problem with celebrity role models is that they are celebrities. No one is perfect, celebrities included. We admire them for their fame, talent, beauty, and skill.

They appear to have a perfect life; they are rich , famous , healthy – more than any of us can ever dream to be. But in reality, celebs are people too. They have all of those same faults that we do and sometimes worse.

1.   Celebrity Role Models Can Create False Expectations

Some people view celebrity role models as perfect, but they’re often far from it. For instance, even stars who’ve publicly admitted to having troubles with addiction, are held up by some young people as flawless examples. Reality is far from that image; any celebrities have made headlines for behaving recklessly or breaking laws.

2.   Celebrities Are Not a Guarantee for Success

Yes, many celebrities started from humble beginnings, but that does not mean they will lead us down a path to fame and fortune. Celebrities are human beings just like us – we can learn many things from them, but fame is subjective. Some celebs were born for it; others got lucky, therefore you should never count on other people for your success. You cannot assume what works for someone else will work for you. Instead, follow your dreams and achieve your success.

3.   Celebrities Are Still Real People with Real Problems

Celebrities have a huge amount of power, but they’re still real people with real problems. Some have low self-esteem just like many normal people; others struggle with drug abuse or negative emotions. Don’t forget that your favorite celebrity has a life just like you do—and it isn’t as perfect as it seems on television.

4.   You never know their whole story

Celebrities often have PR teams, managers, and legal firms to run interference between them and their fans. Even if a celebrity doesn’t consciously want to mislead their audience, they can’t share their entire story because they’re actively trying to be someone else.

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Bottom Line

While there are many negative aspects to being a celebrity role model, you mustn’t simply throw all celebrities under the bus. This world would be far less interesting without some of our favorite famous figures. But if you look hard enough, there are plenty of good qualities to take away from these people.

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Celebrities as Positive Role Models For Young People Persuasive Essay

Celebrities make good role models for teenagers. Many of them put their money towards good things that teenagers should be taught to support. They also advocate for important causes that concern young people and the world around us, as well as act as inspirations towards impressionable minds. 

There are many worthwhile causes that youth must be educated in and promote. Celebrities invest large amounts of their money in certain charities that favour these causes. Some examples of celebrities that donate their money to charities or people in need are Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. Oprah Winfrey regularly donates to Rise Against Hunger, a non-profit organization that distributes food across the world to people in need. Sometime in March 2020, Winfrey also donated $10 million to help ease the damage caused by the Coronavirus. Bill Gates has a foundation with his wife called The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that donates billions of dollars each year to help prevent poverty and infectious diseases. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, donated $300 million to protect American democracy and political elections during the pandemic. 

They as well speak out about important issues that affect adolescents and society. There are many famous people who stand up for minority groups, such as Emma Watson, Lady Gaga, and Jane Goodall. Emma Watson is a great example of someone who has a good influence on impressionable teenagers because she stands up for the rights of women, as well as other organizations. She has inspired countless people to support causes that help save lives and restore basic human rights to people around the world. Lady Gaga is a big advocate for issues with mental health, such as anxiety and depression. Since these disorders are heavily evident in today’s youth, it’s important that they listen to celebrities who teach them what they are and how to prevent them. Jane Goodall is another great example of celebrities using their statuses to speak out about important issues, as she is a large supporter of environmental wellness, which is something many people now ignore. 

Finally, they also inspire young people by teaching determination, leadership, and dream-making because of how they obtained their celebrity statuses. Examples include Jim Carrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lopez. All three of these celebrities have come from poor or normal households and risen above many challenges in order to become who they are now. Jim Carrey came from a life of poverty and started doing stand-up comedy when he was as young as 15 years old. He had a very tough life, as he worked in a factory in order to support his family until he was finally able to make a life for himself doing what he loved to do. Leonardo DiCaprio grew up very poor and regularly saw crime in his small neighbourhood, and worked extremely hard to get to the place in acting that he is currently at. Jennifer Lopez often disagreed with her mother, telling her that she didn’t want to go to college and instead wanted to dance full-time. Lopez was often found homeless and sleeping on the floor in a dance studio when she fought with her mother. After many years of hard work, Lopez rose to fame and developed a very iconic place in modern society. Lopez continues to inspire today’s youth, more so young girls. These stories, along with countless others, teach young people that no matter where they come from, they can always make your dreams come true if you try hard enough. 

Celebrities have very big impacts on society, especially the youth of today's world. Many of them donate their money to worthy causes that teenagers should always be aware of and taught to endorse. They also advocate for important issues that affect young people and individuals around the world, as well as serve as role models for developing minds. For these reasons, celebrities serve as positive role models for young people.

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The Reasons I Wholeheartedly Admire Emma Watson

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Celebrities as Role Models: Positive and Negative Influences

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In the present-day world, the universe has been considered a global village because of technology’s exposure and connections. Human interactions have been improved, primarily through social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (Leng and Phua 3). Mostly these channels are dominated by socialites, entertainers, and celebrities from various spheres of life like sports and politics. Due to their significant influence on the people who accolade them, fans, entertainers, and celebrities such as athletes have a role in society to be positive role models. However, it is not ideal to task the stars with the duty of role modeling.

As some athletes, such as Feezell outline, society sometimes anticipates more from the celebrities without finding out who they are in person (Leng and Phua 5). Though some may fail to meet the expectations and sometimes tarnish their professions as disreputable, celebrities and entertainers are responsible for acting as role models.

Both entertainers and sports celebrities face an off-field duty of significant surveillance. They are therefore required to be assessed more often in their habits, especially on drug abuse. From a positive perspective, it is a famous refrain that celebrities are role models for people in various aspects of life (Menon et al. 214). This reveals that though we expect them to play the role of role models, they are human beings who are weak and sometimes can make mistakes.

However, most celebrities, especially in the entertainment sector, demonstrate behaviors that cannot be perceived as optimistic in society. Such acts include public abuse of drugs such as bang, cocaine, and alcohol. Sexual immorality has been adopted as a lifestyle among the socialites, and this presents a bad image to society and influences the young generation negatively. Women have also been denied their dignity in the celebrities’ lives due to being used as sex objects (Leng and Phua 1). Though it is argued that it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to mentor their children and shape their moral growth, the exposure the children get from social media platforms plays a significant role.

However, some celebrities, especially in the sports and political fields, play a positive role in society due to their outstanding role. As such, the athlete represents their respective countries in the sport. They have attracted a lot of fans who take them as models in their endeavors. Therefore, the sportsmen have to act as role models and influence positively as most people, including the youth and young children, respect and imitate them in their daily activities.

Athletes, for instance, have been mandated with leadership roles at different levels. This shows society’s trust in its ability to guide people, inspire them, and make open-minded decisions on various operations. Due to their skills and values can be trusted to be the custodian of morally good virtues in society. It is also assumed that the sporting field especially imbues individuals with good morals and exemplary positive traits both in the game and in their private lives.

The fame the celebrities gain through their achievements allows them to influence people. For this reason, they can use that chance to demonstrate positive traits to the young population. To maintain their scores in the games they engage in (Leng and Phua 4). They have to have regular and vigorous physical activities. In the current world, where most individuals have adopted a relatively sedentary lifestyle, these celebrities can use their fame to enlighten the community on the relevance of being physically active.

Celebrities do their performances with a lot of love and passion for them to achieve excellent scores. This is a positive source of motivation to the people in guiding them in whatever they are doing. These celebrities should be role models to encourage the members of society to conduct their activities optimistically with a positive attitude. The youth can learn determination and perseverance in their endeavors through them, be it in schoolwork or social life.

Athletes can help instill the trait of confidence and self-trust among people. By acting as role models to the fans who follow them on social media platforms, they can boost their self-esteem and reliance and trust those around them. Work ethics and hard work are vital in maintaining high scores in the sport or entertainment industry (Menon et al. 212). Through celebrities, individuals, especially the young population, can learn that guiding their actions is salient in determining success. Most people tend to adopt work ethics almost similar to those of their celebrities. Therefore, they are encouraged to develop a work routine and strategies that can aid them in thriving in everything.

As school-going pupils and students learn about the success of celebrities in both academic and social life, they can realize that putting more commitment into everything they do. While in school, they are also encouraged to develop their talents in the sports or entertainment industries (Menon et al. 215). While utilizing the resources, they can be exposed to the opportunities to become just like their respective celebrities by striving to pursue perfection.

Analyzing the celebrities’ success, hard work, planning, and training the concept of teamworking is well demonstrated. The fans can learn to appreciate the importance of supporting each other and respecting those in charge of controlling the group’s operations (Leng and Phua 1). Humanity and love among the members are also enhanced because of the strong bonds built by teamwork.

The success of celebrities in either the entertainment, political, or sports industries entirely relies on the support of the people. The members of specific groups may use personal resources indirectly to aid the struggles of the celebrities (Menon et al. 214). Financial and time resources are used by their fans in following and accolading the stars, therefore, ensuring they promote them. For this reason, they should pay back to society by taking role of being responsible role models and encouraging the community. Celebrities who are wealthy should even set up mentorship and scholarship programs in their places of birth to help the weak and the poor. Such actions can mentor young children and motivate them to work harder in their studies and talent to succeed.

In conclusion, through the fame achieved through social media, celebrities ought to use it beneficially for society. This is achieved by accepting the task of being role models with a positive influence. The traits of confidence, optimism, passion, hard work, and discipline equip them for the mentoring duty. However, as a society, it is salient to be selective when avoiding adapting bad traits from celebrities as some may negatively influence the virtues of the community.

Leng, Ho Keat, and Yi Xian Philip Phua. “ Athletes as role models during the COVID-19 pandemic. ” Managing Sport and Leisure , 2020, pp 1-5. Web.

Menon, Vikas, et al. “Celebrity role models and their impact on mental health of children and adolescents: Implications and suggestions.” Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health-ISSN 0973-1342 , vol. 17, no. 2, 2021, pp 210-215.

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The debate surrounding whether famous individuals today make good role models is a highly contested topic. Some argue that certain well-known figures can serve as positive examples by engaging in beneficial activities like assisting in developing countries, donating to charities, and participating in sporting and charitable events. On the other hand, not all celebrities exhibit these commendable qualities; some indulge in reckless behavior, violate laws, and abuse drugs and alcohol. Consequently, doubts arise regarding the suitability of famous people as role models for younger generations. However, actor Johnny Depp stands out as an exceptional exemplar amidst this skepticism. Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp experienced a challenging childhood due to his parents’ divorce when he was eight years old. This tumultuous upbringing led him towards various psychological issues and self-destructive behaviors. Nevertheless, his life took a positive turn when he encountered his first wife Lorri Anne Alison and embarked on his acting career. Starting with “Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984, Depp went on to star in numerous successful films. In 1999, he welcomed his first child Lily-Rose Depp alongside his new wife Vanessa Paradis.

Unfortunately, she fell seriously ill with a kidney infection and had to stay at Great Ormond Street hospital. Fortunately, she recovered from the illness and Depp was extremely happy. To show his gratitude, Depp began making substantial monetary donations to the hospital. Since then, he has actively participated in numerous fundraisers and charity events, continuously providing financial support to organizations dedicated to helping children. Through these actions, Depp serves as an exceptional role model.

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Anne Hathaway is another individual who embodies extraordinary role modeling qualities. She is a respected Academy Award winner and advocate for human rights. Hathaway has received multiple awards and recognition for her exceptional acting skills, including winning an “Academy Award for Best Actress” for her performance in “Rachael Gets Married.” Additionally, Hathaway actively engages in various charitable endeavors such as St.Jude’s children’s research hospital and the human rights campaign.

In 2007, she bravely shared her personal battle with depression and now devotes her time to assisting others who are fighting the condition without relying on medication or drugs. Hathaway sets an admirable example by providing aid to those in need.

Role models can be found beyond public attention or fame, exemplified by Sir Bill Gates. Known for his business expertise and entrepreneurial brilliance, Gates is regarded as one of the most influential role models.

At the age of 13, Gates created a computer program that allowed players to play tic-tac-toe against the computer. At 17, he and his friend started their own computer company and developed their first computer processor. Despite achieving an impressive SAT score of 1590/1600 and attending Harvard University, Gates dropped out in his second year to focus on Microsoft. Under his leadership, Microsoft became a leading technology company.

In 1994, Gates and his wife Melinda founded “The Bill and Melinda Foundation” with the goal of addressing global poverty. In June 2008, Gates handed over Microsoft to Ray Ozzie for $50 Billion, increasing his net worth to $101 Billion and making him the world’s first “cent billionaire.” With full-time commitment to the foundation, Gates donated £33.5 Billion of his personal fortune to charity.

Gates also collaborated with Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg on a commitment to donate half of their net worth ($42.55 Billion) over time, making it one of the most well-funded charitable organizations globally. This showcases Gates’ selflessness and concern for global issues and others’ welfare.

However, not all celebrities can be role models;Paris Hilton, who gained fame due to her grandfather’s ownership of the “Hilton Hotel” empire, exemplifies individuals who achieve notoriety through illegal means. Renowned for her extravagant lifestyle and constant partying, Paris Hilton faced severe criticism and media backlash on February 3rd, 2007 when an explicit video featuring her engaging in sexual activities with her ex-boyfriend was leaked online. The leaked footage further tarnished Hilton’s image as it revealed her use of racist and derogatory language. Prior to this incident, on January 15th, 2007, she was apprehended for driving under the influence while speeding at twice the speed limit despite already having a suspended license from a previous conviction. Consequently, she received a jail sentence of 45 days but ultimately served only 40 days under house arrest. Despite evading complete legal repercussions for her actions, it is difficult to consider Paris Hilton as a positive role model based solely on her behavior.

Famous individuals, such as Jordan or Katie Price, can also gain notoriety for causing trouble. Price, a glamour model, made headlines when she married singer-songwriter Peter Andre after their relationship began on the TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here.” They tied the knot in September 2005 and had three children together: Harvey, Junior, and Princess. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce in 2009 after three and a half years. Throughout the divorce proceedings, both Andre and Price were constantly in the media’s spotlight. While Price seemed to enjoy the attention initially, she resorted to sharing sensationalized personal stories with the media to stay relevant once it faded. These stories included claims of being raped by a “famous celebrity” and accusations of secret affairs by Andre. Her dramatic behavior eventually led to her own reality TV show where cameramen followed her while she lived her normal life.

Another example of celebrities becoming infamous is Charlie Sheen. He gained recognition for his role in “Two and a Half Men” and was once the highest-paid actor on TV earning $1.25 million per episode. However, despite his successful career, he experienced a mental breakdown that resulted in multiple stints at rehab within 12 months starting from January 2011.Unfortunately, the treatment attempts mentioned earlier were not successful. Sheen openly made offensive remarks about “Two and a Half Men,” its production crew, and creators. Consequently, he was fired from the show and went through a widely recognized decline. He publicly identified himself as a “warlock” with “tiger blood.”

He later had numerous other incidents, including images of him on a roof, holding illegal weapons and consuming class A drugs. Overall, there exist certain renowned individuals who solely devote themselves to assisting others and unquestionably deserve admiration. Nonetheless, there are also negative celebrity role models who gain fame for all the incorrect motives. In my viewpoint, unless you have personal acquaintance with them, you should refrain from idolizing them. Nevertheless, I do maintain the belief that there are famous individuals worthy of emulation; it merely depends on the person and the aspirations you hold for yourself.

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