Celebrities we can look up to

A list of celebrity figures we can look up to


Michelle Vickers


Despite the rising tensions between the women and men of the world, Beyoncé took it upon herself to fight for women’s rights, but with respect and consideration. Growing up we were told to fight for what you believe in, but Beyoncé is the perfect example of how to go about this without potentially making the situation worse. She used her fame from her musical career to represent the opinions of others who may not be heard, overall allowing us to see the proper way to fight for a change.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is a well-known actor that is typically known for his huge Hollywood movie roles, but what he is not most famous for is some of the charitable work that he’s done. For instance, after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans was extremely damaged and was in dire need of assistance from its country. Brad Pitt stepped up and showed us all the appropriate response to the disaster by helping build houses and repair the city back to its original state.

Robert Downey Jr.

Famously known for his role in the Marvel movie Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. is an inspiration, as he initially started out in a dark place addicted to drugs. Downey Jr. thanks his wife for pulling him out and gifting him with a successful recovery. He now uses what he calls a second chance to inspire his fans and viewers from around the globe. He personally delivered an Iron Man bionic arm to a seven-year-old child who was born with an arm that had not been fully developed. Downey Jr. is a person we all can look up to and see that we can work to improve ourselves.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is known for his new technology that he has personally created, such as some featured from the company Tesla and SpaceX. Musk truly lived out every kids’ sci-fi dream, but he actually worked for where he is now. Despite some of the celebs who seemingly are born into the position of fame, Musk taught himself how to program a computer at the age of 10. He was a fifth-grade boy when he learned computer programming. Impressive, right? Because of his high goals, we can look up to Musk as an engineer and businessman who has put his heart into his work to get where he is today.

Michael Sam

If you follow the NFL, you have probably heard of Michael Sam, as he was the first openly gay player to enter the draft. Sam proved to all of us that being who you are isn’t something to be ashamed of. This was proven whenever he celebrated by kissing his boyfriend [at the time] after they announced that he was selected to be drafted. Sam put himself out there and did not show fear for what people thought of him just because of his choices.

Michael Phelps

As an Olympiad gold medalist, Michael Phelps openly struggled with his addiction to drugs. He bounced back by breaking his habits and putting his past struggles behind him, which allowed him to move on and actually learn from his mistake. Phelps showed us that we can change for the better and for that he is a celebrity we can actually look up to.

America Ferrara

America Ferrara is a popular actress, but she is also very well known for being an activist on behalf of women and immigrants. Growing up, Ferrara saw the unfairness with her own eyes. She decided to work towards changing that injustice and making peace. A quote that we can all take something from was said during an interview as she was addressing the issues, she faced head-on. “Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute in this world. And get over what [you] look like in those jeans,” Ferrara said.

Serena Williams

The number one female tennis player in the world is Serena Williams. Although, Williams claims that she was not born with so-called luck and that she worked tremendously hard to get where she is at this moment. Williams spoke out about what people thought about her, but she said they were all wrong. “Luck has absolutely nothing to do with it. I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, never knowing when it would come,” Williams said.

Selena Gomez

The popular star Selena Gomez is heard around the world for her music, but behind the scenes, Gomez flew to different countries to work with the UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). She contributed to their cause countless of times by either contributing her time, money, efforts, or her platform to help UNICEF and what they stand for. Gomez has her own section on the UNICEF website and multiple tabs describing the work and efforts she has put towards the program.

Billie Eilish

With social media taking such an impact on our lives, growing up is harder for the younger generations as they see body expectations online. Billie Eilish is a singer that is using her style as a way to protest the common trends of showing off women’s bodies. Her signature looks include baggy t-shirts, heavy chains, and over-sized pants that reveal none of her figure. Eilish is someone we all can look up to, as she does not feel pressured to fit in with the rest of the celebrities of the world who show off their body to their fans.