Role Model Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Role Model Quotes from famous authors such as Susan Wojcicki, Treat Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Isa Guha, Richard Attias. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

It’s important for me to show my children the richness of life and be a role model. I find that my organizational and management skills are tested more at home than at work!
Susan Wojcicki
Honestly, I didn’t know I was a role model.
Treat Williams
I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up.
Jennifer Lopez
I’ve never really seen myself as a role model, but if others see me as that then it’s something of which I’d be very proud.
Isa Guha
Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.
Richard Attias
I want to be role model for people to be like, ‘I don’t need a major label to be a successful artist and to have a successful song.’
Madison Beer
I want to be a role model.
Jessica Mendoza
I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.
Charles Barkley
Jurgen Klopp is the perfect role model. He has won so much at Liverpool and for Borussia Dortmund but also he worked for a long period at Mainz 05.
Daniel Farke
I think historically it’s good for younger people to see where so much influence has come from. If you’re using my mother as a role model it gives women permission to be kooky and wonderful and individual and unique and loyal and independent all at the same time.
Nicole Fosse
I like being a role model – people have told me that I am a role model for empowered women, but I don’t see myself that way.
India Arie
If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus.
Katy Perry
I want to be the best professional and the greatest role model I can be.
Steph Houghton
When a role model tells you it’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK.
Jason Pierre-Paul
I think first of all my purpose is to be me. I didn’t come here to specifically be a role model or anything.
Vic Mensa
Young people, for whom I should have been a role model and an uncle, duplicated my worst habits and died as a result.
Peter Coyote
I look up to Floyd Mayweather, but I don’t try to be like Floyd Mayweather. He’s done great things, he’s a role model. But those who say I try to be Floyd can go kick rocks.
Adrien Broner
At the risk of damaging the ‘First Take’ ratings, the God’s truth is I do not hate LeBron James. I actually like the man, who seems as close to being a role model as any superstar can be. He seems to be a good father and husband with a sharing, caring heart.
Skip Bayless
I wanted to be a role model, and a series of events took it away from me.
Melina Perez
She’s true to herself and she’s determined. She has things going against her, but she forges ahead despite all of that. I think that’s encouraging. She’s got some problems, but she has hope and tries to plow through things. I think that’s a good role model.
Molly Shannon
I think a lot of the things I do are because I want to be the idol or the role model that I never had when I was a kid.
Liz Cambage
For me as an individual, it’s important that I have a career as a role model for my children, that I earn my own money, and I spend it prudently and imprudently.
Trinny Woodall
I will follow my father’s footsteps by doing what is right, and God will take care of the rest. My father is my role model. My living role model is Cory Aquino.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
No one teaches you how to be a famous person; no one teaches you how to be a role model. It’s something you have to do on your own.
Maisie Williams
That’s what cool about me being here and still being in the wrestling business. I can still give back, even being in the announcer’s booth. I still feel like I’m a role model and I have a job to do.
Booker T
I realise that every time my face is on TV or I’m playing in a tournament, that I am a role model for a lot of people and a lot of kids do look up to me. I try to do my best in that regard and put myself across as honestly and as modestly as possible, as well.
Rory McIlroy
As a responsible citizen and a role model to a certain section of people, I need to use every available platform to reach out to the impressionable sections of our country.
Sangram Singh
I am no one’s role model.
Willam Belli
I wanted to empower other people and prove even with invisible conditions like mine that you can achieve things if you put your mind to it and work hard. So I definitely see myself as a role model in some weird and wonderful way.
Kadeena Cox
I’m discovering, and I think other mums are discovering too, that when you become a mum, you don’t have to change into this frumpy, wholesome role model who is perfect and loses all of your identity. You can still have the same personality you’ve always had.
Ali Wong
A large demo of my fans are younger, and I try to be the best role model possible and tell them that if you work hard and believe in yourself, you can create amazing work.
Lele Pons
If I were to be a role model, it would just come out of going the college route, getting training, and trusting that’s the most secure path you can take – a path where a degree is involved. You know you went to college, and you have that under your belt.
Camila Mendes
I didn’t go into acting because I wanted to be a role model.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
I looked at Willie Nelson and Farm Aid as a role model; they do it every year, and it draws people together, and drawing people together where they realize they’re not alone, to me, is strategic in healing.
Joe Walsh
Being a role model is a little bit of pressure on me, but I know that people will support me either way which is a good feeling.
Skai Jackson
I feel I am a role model to many, not just for my designs, but also for the fact that I started my own company with the help of my two friends. I became a success story, and people relate to that.
Christian Louboutin
George Balanchine is my role model because his work is so varied. You can see two ballets of his and not even realize that they are by the same choreographer.
Justin Peck
I don’t care what anybody says: a pro athlete is going to be a role model. I tried to use that as a positive influence, to let kids know we are regular people.
Clyde Drexler
I try to be myself and, of course, be a good role model. I don’t really find it hard, but you think about what you do and that other people look up to you.
Caroline Wozniacki
But I want to pay tribute to Anna Lee Woodruff, an extraordinary, selfless woman and beautiful grandmother who in her quiet determined way was a role model for her two daughters, and who left a lasting impression on so many who knew her.
Judy Woodruff
You’ve got to be a role model to the younger generation who look up to you, but it’s always good to have fun. That’s what the goal celebrations are about, really.
Jesse Lingard
I don’t think there’s anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize.
Warren Farrell
I don’t sell myself. I am what I am. I’m a role model for a lot of people, for my kids. I don’t want to just change because I want to make more money.
Demian Maia
Even though she’s my younger sister, Becky’s definitely a role model in my life. She’s the most genuinely positive person I’ve ever met.
Jennifer Hyman
I share my story to help other people. I know people need someone to be a role model and help them along the way.
Jazz Jennings
I think when people look upon somebody as a role model it is the biggest honor.
Sudha Chandran
My heritage is really important to me. I’ve always had that olive complexion and the squished nose, and I just think it’s important to do the best I can to be a good role model.
Ashleigh Barty
Most of us are never educated about feelings. Instead, we’re expected to learn socially acceptable ways to deal with feelings by watching the people around us. But the truth is, many people don’t role model healthy ways to deal with feelings.
Amy Morin
The idea of being a role model is bizarre.
Emma Willis
Guess what, I’m the opposite of a role model!
Natalia Kills
I’ve changed for the better. I’m much more selfless and humble and you’re reminded about what life’s really about. You love your kid so much that you just want to be a brilliant role model for them. It cleans up your act a bit.
Curtis Stone
People often ask me, ‘Who is your role model?’ and it sounds a bit cliche, but I’ve been trying to be my own model.
Iskra Lawrence
First there’s my role just as an executive being responsible for advertising, regardless of gender. I think that’s a position that I take seriously. That’s the first role. But I think for my role as a woman at Google, you try to set a good example and be a role model for the other women in the organization.
Susan Wojcicki
I’d like to be a role model.
Jorja Smith
The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, ‘What does that mean?’ But I feel aware of it when I’m reading scripts.
Miranda Cosgrove
A role model can teach you to love and respect yourself.
Tionne Watkins
When I was starting out as a barrister in the 1980s, Lord Denning was the most famous judge in the land, and the supposed role model for every lawyer. But not for me.
Emily Thornberry
I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn’t hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything.
Curtis Joseph
I was lucky to be my dad’s daughter, and I’m forever grateful to have Jann Arden as a strong role model in my life.
Natalya Neidhart
The world needs a person like me so that many other rich people will be able to follow my role model. If they do, many poor people will be helped.
Chen Guangbiao
I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn’t take one person’s opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.
Sean Paul
There was nothing to aspire to, no one to honor. Sojourner Truth wasn’t a big enough role model for me. I couldn’t go around abolishing slavery.
Ntozake Shange
Even the most dishonest officer would want to be seen as a role model for his children.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
We have a lot of great lesbian role models in tennis. I mean, Martina Navratilova in her heyday was probably the greatest female athlete on the planet. Martina just kept breaking every rule. That’s a great role model.
David Furnish
Obama was the best thing for black nerds everywhere. Finally we had a role model. Before Obama, we basically had Urkel.
Jordan Peele
I’m not saying I’m the perfect role model. But I’m honest. Period.
When I grew up, my role model was my grandma because she’s just the best.
Irina Shayk
I never thought of myself as a role model, but I’ve had so many messages from girls, women, mothers saying I was an inspiration.
Susie Wolff
My mom was the only one who didn’t bleach her skin. She was the one who kept her natural complexion. So yes, I consider her a role model. All of her other family members would say to us, ‘Oh, your mom is so beautiful. She’s lucky she kept her skin.’ Those comments stayed with me.
Khoudia Diop
I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
R. Lee Ermey
My dream is to be able to promote a message of honesty, whether with music or in anything that I’m doing. I don’t think to be a role model you have to be perfect.
Alexa Ray Joel
It’s really important to be a strong role model. It’s one of my main things because I feel I’ve been exposed in such an extreme way to a lot of sexism.
Kate Nash
You a role model by way of someone will model after your role. They’ll model themselves after what they perceive is success. That doesn’t mean they take your morality and virtue seriously. They want what you want, and they’re willing to do what you do to get it.
Killer Mike
I put it on myself to be a role model for all Australian kids, especially indigenous kids.
Patty Mills
I never feel pressure to be a good role model. I always try to do my best to inspire people to be good and do the right thing, but I just can’t live my life always trying to be a good role model.
Kylie Jenner
Definitely my ‘why’ in WWE is the representation and being a role model for everyone out there. Anyone who looks to me as an inspiration is why I do this.
Bianca Belair
I know I’m never going to be one of those size 2 actresses – that’s just not me. But I do want to be the healthiest I can be, and a role model to women of all shapes and sizes.
Octavia Spencer
I definitely stand by the phrase that I’m an entertainer and not a role model.
We never made attempts to say we were anybody’s role model or the be-all-end-all of what people should look up to. We have always just been very open about the fact that we have difficulties and we are messed-up people, just as our fans are.
Andy Biersack
Faith Hill is a big role model.
Taylor Swift
That’s so important for children when they’re growing up, to have a strong male role model.
Mary Badham
My mother fiercely valued education. She entered college the same year I did, in 1979, and graduated eight years later. She was a remarkable role model for all of us.
Tom Perez
I’m a good role model. I have an amazing marriage, and it will be long lasting. I think I’m a good mom. I could run for office, no problem, because there are no skeletons in my closet.
Elizabeth Banks
I don’t want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect.
Miley Cyrus
One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model.
Lance Loud
I’m a role model.
Jason Pierre-Paul
I don’t know if I ever really think about being a role model. But I guess if you’re in the public eye and people are looking at what you do, you do want to be a good role model, and you want to kind of be seen in a good light.
Georgina Campbell
My mother is my first role model. We have lived every dream together. The way she has balanced everything in life makes me want to be like her.
Manushi Chhillar
Quick with advice and always caring, the 41st President of the United States was a statesmen, a role model, and an American hero.
Chris Sununu
I just want to be that role model that the kids can look up to, and say, ‘I want to be like him. I want to be just like Mookie Betts.’
Mookie Betts
It’s so weird to turn on a switch and be the role model for all women, for all African-Americans. That doesn’t happen that easily. It just doesn’t. And so I don’t act up in public and I don’t do anything weird – because my sisters are watching me, not because the world is watching me.
Gabourey Sidibe
I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York.
Kim Raver
I’m honored and excited to bring Dora to life. I grew up watching the show, and for me, especially as a Latina, Dora was an amazing role model – she is a strong, adventurous, and fun-loving girl.
Isabela Moner
If I can be a role model, or if I can maybe make another manager play a young player coming through rather than buy a player, that’s incredible.
Harry Kane
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer and a role model for women across America. She is the reason women like me not only believed we had a right to be in the workplace, but were guaranteed it. She won us equality, and then showed us how to succeed.
Mikie Sherrill
My version of a good role model is everything that I have strived to become over the years, as I have a deep desire to live an honest life and give relentlessly and openly to people who look up to me.
Dove Cameron
People should look up to me. Young kids. I am a good role model. I’ll show them how men should really be. And kids can take note from that. I am a good role model. Lots of kids look up to me.
Tyson Fury
It’s very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me.
Yuan T. Lee
I would love to be at a place where a girl character can also be a role model for young boys.
Abbi Jacobson
Kids need role models, whether it’s baseball players, actors or musicians: people to bring a little positive light into their hearts and minds. We need to be a little kinder to those people because it’s not easy being that role model, looked upon as something we are all incapable of being – too perfect.
David Cassidy
I’m all about being a role model to kids. I enjoy doing it, and I like putting smiles on kids’ faces.
DeMarcus Cousins
I’m all for having an empowered first lady who can really use that position to improve conditions, be a role model and make change.
Rory Kennedy
I was my own role model.
Bella Poarch
Since I’m not a fashion model, there’s a limit to how nice I can make myself. I don’t regard myself as an ugly person, but I don’t think of myself as someone who would choose to be a model. I’m somebody who might be, I’d like to think, a role model for people who want to become lawyers.
Cherie Blair
My mother is my biggest role model, and she showed me how to do it right. She was very present in our lives and has a great career of her own. Same with my father. So I knew it was possible going in to stay closely connected to my children while also chasing big dreams. And it’s given me great perspective.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
I am aware of my own position and my responsibilities to youngsters watching us. You are a role model.
Clarence Seedorf
I’ve been a role model in terms of discipline, and I have always been rigorous and professional.
Samuel Eto’o
I’m very fond of the British cinema. I’m a big fan of Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig. I actually find Daniel very inspirational, especially on the physical side of things. He really inspired me to get back into shape when I started to add on a few pounds. I think he’s a great role model.
Steven Bauer
I hope that I can be a role model and positive influence to anyone else who is struggling with insecurities within themselves.
Alexa Bliss
I guess any movie actor can become a role model for audiences out there who enjoy him.
Clint Eastwood
I have a wide spectrum, a wide demographic. I have the young girls, I have the gay community, I have many regular theatergoers. I do feel a tremendous responsibility and pride to be a role model for some of these young people.
Idina Menzel
I am nearly the worst role model for a healthy person. To me, a healthy person is someone in balance. Sometimes you eat hamburgers, sometimes salad; sometimes you move, sometimes you don’t. I eat more healthily than unhealthily, but I do sometimes eat unhealthy food.
Magnus Scheving
There are so few Jewish ballplayers, so you want to be a positive role model and provide an example that the Jewish community can be proud of.
Gabe Kapler
I have a purpose and a meaning in life, and I have to fulfill that. Being a champion is great, but more importantly than that, you get to be an inspiration and a role model to other people.
Henry Cejudo
I am super close with my brother. He is my ultimate role model. Growing up and having a family break apart, you know, when my parents divorced and things like that, it was a struggle, and all we had was each other at the time.
Ali Krieger
I don’t think of myself as a role model, but I can see that I am.
Jennifer Doudna
Just the title of ‘American Idol’ is something that people can look up to. I’m not Saint Scott, I’m not Mr. Perfect, but I want to be that role model.
Scotty McCreery
I’m no role model.
Charles Barkley
Rani Mukherji has been my role model and I would like to do the kind of films that she has done. But to work with Shah Rukh Khan is my ultimate dream.
Amrapali Gupta
I watch a lot of players in my position, but if I had to name a role model, I’d say Lillian Thuram because of the way he carried himself on the pitch and everything he did in his career.
Raphael Varane
My parents both made it to ninth grade and then dropped out, so I just want to have that higher education so when I have kids one day I’ll be able to tell them and I’ll be a better role model for them.
Tecia Torres
My role model is my dad.
Seann William Scott
Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products – iPod, iPhone, iPad – that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Don’t go watching reality TV thinking your going to find a role model.
Shaunie O’Neal
Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I’ve been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Bianca Jagger
I never thought a role model should be negative.
Michael Jordan
For me, Caitlyn Jenner is such a huge role model. She’s really making a difference in our society by just being brave and sharing her story. People say she’s not brave and courageous, but to me, she is so brave and courageous.
Jazz Jennings
You want to help people and make the world a better place in whatever way you can. I’ve tried to share the things I’ve learned, and for me it really is all about being a role model.
Chris Weidman
When I grew up I was a huge Michael Jordan fan. That’s not very unusual for people to like him, but I just liked reading his books, especially where he came from, getting cut from his high school team. I thought he was a good person, a good role model to look up to.
Chris Hogan
I think once you’re in the public eye, whether you’re a boss, a teacher or whatever you do, that you’re automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you, so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.
Talib Kweli
Growing up, David Seaman was a massive role model for me. Peter Schmeichel and him were the ones I looked up to.
Joe Hart
Everything I have, I owe to Jardim Irene. I want the children to see me there, that I’m giving them attention, so that they can have a good role model.
I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!
Sally Ride
I looked at Willie Nelson and Farm Aid as a role model; they do it every year, and it draws people together, and drawing people together where they realize they’re not alone, to me, is strategic in healing.
Joe Walsh
I’m still very much plugging away. But if I can build my career, I’ll do it like Eric Bana. He has a family; he has his roots. He still loves Melbourne. He’s a great role model to have.
Nathan Phillips
In the beginning of my career, I didn’t have any female singer in metal to ask for advice, nor have I ever had a role model or a metal singer that could inspire me, because the way I sang was operatic.
Tarja Turunen
Raheem Sterling is a role model to a lot of young lads coming through.
Reiss Nelson
I’m not trying to influence anyone else; I’m not saying, ‘Do what I do.’ I think it’s a little pretentious to say, ‘I’m a role model’; I would never say that, and I don’t think of myself that way.
Kim Kardashian
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
Jake Owen
I’ve always loved the club. Kaka was my role model when I was young, and my aim now is to go down in Milan history.
Stephan El Shaarawy
I look up to the older generation of men – Arthur Scargill, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn – but my main role model has been my step-granddad Jim. He’s brilliant, very political, quite eccentric.
Maxine Peake
I really believe that’s one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don’t realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model.
Brian Littrell
A role model can teach you to love and respect yourself.
Tionne Watkins
I really enjoyed watching a ballerina named Denise Dabrowski who used to dance at California Ballet. She was a beautiful ballerina and role model for a lot of young dancers.
Justin Peck
I think Dr Dre really evolved and really is a great role model for young people that have had to survive and thrive against all odds. He was able to turn his life around and create an empire and become a successful family person.
Aja Brown
Neuer is the world’s No.1 keeper and can be used as a role model for all young keepers. He has everything a goalkeeper needs to have.
Peter Schmeichel
Being a role model was part of my life and I could either ignore it or take responsibility. I chose to take it.
Vlade Divac
If you can be a good role model for people, well, great. You try and live your sporting life and the rest of your life as well as you can, and if it’s something that people admire, well, fantastic. I don’t sit at home and think about it too much, though – there’s plenty of other things in my life going on.
Brian O’Driscoll
Without appearing smug in any way, I would say I did not have a role model. I wish I had but I did not.
Ronnie Screwvala
If you aspired and wanted to get on in life, as so many immigrants families did, Margaret Thatcher was your champion, your role model, your heroine.
Alok Sharma
I want to be a role model and I want to show kids that you can be strong and overcome adversity.
Paula Creamer
To me, being a role model is awesome. It’s a blessing.
Rey Mysterio
As a schoolboy, I loved Charles Dickens. His ‘David Copperfield’ has had the strongest influence on me – I looked up to David Copperfield as a role model.
Ruskin Bond
I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.
Denzel Washington
I was this role model for heavy people. But the thing is, I never set out to be a role model at all, and I don’t set out to be one now. I won’t preach to anyone and tell them how to lose weight. I don’t know any better than the next person.
Ricki Lake
It’s great to be somewhat of a role model. I want to be a positive and good role model and lead by example and try to do the best I can. Playing good golf definitely draws attention, but I want to have a good attitude on the course and do the right things.
Rickie Fowler
As a sports person there is definitely a responsibility to be a good role model.
Chris Hoy
I get letters and messages on Twitter saying I’ve become a bit of a role model, which is wonderful.
Russell Tovey
I feel like I am an inspiration. That’s the word I prefer. I don’t believe that I have to be a role model, someone to be emulated.
Winnie Harlow
Everybody has struggles in life, and mine was to come out of a tough area in Berlin. It helped me a lot on my way to becoming a professional footballer, to being an idol and a good role model.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
I have received so many letters, messages, emails, testimonies of women whom I meet in international conferences, wherever it may be, who tell me, ‘It’s great that you have balanced life and work so successfully.’ I now think I have underestimated that, the ‘role model’ aspect of my life, I must say.
Isabelle Kocher
More than anything, you want to be considered a great father and a role model, especially for your kid.
Jermaine O’Neal
Yes. I was the first female colonel. I enjoyed being that kind of role model for young women watching the show. A woman can be a colonel! A woman can be in charge! Those were new ideas then.
Erin Gray
I know I have a responsibility as a role model to children and I try to fulfill that.
Mario Balotelli
For me, I just want to be a role model, put a positive impact on the kids that are watching the sport, that want to be a part of the sport, and leave a good everlasting impact on the sport, continue my legacy down the road.
Bubba Wallace
I’ve tried my best to be a good role model for my two younger sisters.
Madison Keys
I try to be a good role model for my son, my family, my friends, and then I try to be a good role model for the rest of the people, too.
I hope I’m a role model for female coaches who are coming through.
Emma Hayes
My role model was always Xavi Hernandez from Barcelona.
Joshua Kimmich
I see myself as a role model, and I think that everything that I am putting out is positive.
I don’t want to be just known for the way I dress. I want to be known for how I play, how I treat people, and how I am as a role model. I don’t just want to be, ‘He dresses cool’ or ‘He dresses crazy.’ You’re going to have lovers and haters. I want my golf game to be the main thing.
Rickie Fowler
It’s nice if I am called a role model, because I never thought that I would be a role model for anyone else.
Fallon Sherrock
I’m very sensitive about being held up as some sort of example. I don’t consider myself any sort of role model at all. I have great advantages over many other working women, and my schedule allows me more time with my kids than many working women have.
Jane Pauley
Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model. People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else.
Brooks Robinson
I don’t choose projects according to the idea of being a role model. To be considered as one is definitely an honor.
Lily Collins
It is so key to me to be a good role model for young girls and someone their mom would want them to look up to.
Kaia Gerber
My wife may be the role model for our daughter in some ways, but I think I represent what she’ll put up with. You know, I think one day she’ll say, ‘OK my dad behaved this way, so if whoever I happen to fall in love with behaves this way it’s got to be OK because I love my dad.’
Jason Isbell
I feel I could be a role model to other Hispanic gymnasts interested in the sport, but I also want them to understand the importance of being focused, determined, and not giving up, despite all the struggles.
Laurie Hernandez
My father wasn’t the best role model to me.
Joe Torre
I am really looking forward to being a role model for girls.
Janel Parrish
I want to do performance that inspires people to be true to themselves and has tangible impact on the community. Not just because I want to be a role model – I just think it’s the best way to honor the tradition of drag.
Sasha Velour
I don’t have just one role model – rather, pieces of inspiration from many different entrepreneurs. One of the great things about being an entrepreneur is that it naturally enables you to build a village of advisors and role models.
Julia Hartz
I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.
James Brown
I never wanted to model myself on a female singer, which tells you a lot about my character. I didn’t have a female role model. There just wasn’t anybody around. I played with the boys and beat them at their own game.
Suzi Quatro
I like to think I’m a role model for women. But I also don’t like to just limit it to women. I like to think I’m a role model for human beings in general.
Madonna Ciccone
While my father was a diplomat rather than a business person, I count him as a critically important formative role model. He was comfortable living and working all around the world, wherever he was assigned.
Muhtar Kent
Although it may seem callous to say so, millions of Americans are lucky that Magic Johnson was infected with H.I.V. There is no way of calculating how many lives he has saved. No advertising agency could have invented a better, or more effective, role model.
Michael Specter
Working with Sofia Vergara and growing up with her was great because she was, you know, a really amazing, curvy role model for me. She helped me learn to accept the way I looked and love it and dress for it and feel good about myself.
Ariel Winter
I think a lot of people do see me as like a role model or as an ambassador.
Moeen Ali
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.
Wayne Rooney
I don’t personally feel a responsibility to be a role model, but as the actor, I do.
Chris Colfer
My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others.
Kevin Johnson
I never thought I would be a role model for anything. But a role model for fun, I can do that.
Andrew W.K.
It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.
Florence Welch
It’s weird to hear anyone call me a role model.
Laurie Hernandez
I’m happy to inspire your seven-year-old child, but I do not want to be her role model.
Winnie Harlow
Yes, I see myself as a role model. And as a role model, I have to behave in a certain way.
Moeen Ali
My dad is a good role model for me, and then I had a high school coach that really helped me out when I was struggling and made a big difference in my life.
Sean Covey
If I were to think of myself as a role model, I would say that it’s really important to realize when you are a role model and to be willing to give advice, share how you do things.
Julia Hartz
Billie Jean King always was there for me as a role model. She always fought for equality, and that always stood out as I was coming up.
Katrina Adams
I’m gonna be 20 in five months. I’m an adult, but I understand that there are nine-year-olds watching my every move, so I try, at least in a public, to be as good of a role model as I can.
Cameron Boyce
I take it seriously that it’s a privilege and honor to be a role model to young girls, both black and white. It’s not something I take lightly.
Tamron Hall
I have a responsibility as a potential role model that I take very seriously.
Samira Wiley
I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.
Barry Bonds
I don’t want to say names, but there are certain companies I won’t work with because of previous people they’ve worked with. I don’t want to be put in the same category as another athlete that I don’t necessarily think is a good role model.
Alex Morgan
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Tiger Woods
I had a tough childhood after my father died when I was five, and I had a very difficult stepfather. I want to give my children what I didn’t have – a good role model.
Ant Middleton
We have so many guys in the NHL who can lead by example and I embrace being a role model for a lot of kids.
P.K. Subban
The role model thing gets imposed on you by someone else. I don’t think that’s fair.
Luke Perry
In terms of being a vessel for female empowerment and a role model for young girls, I take it on gladly and seriously, but I hope people remember that I’m just a regular person, and I’m not going to be perfect.
Kylie Bunbury
My role model was Sachin Tendulkar as a kid. I feel very proud that I have been able to follow his footsteps and become a UNICEF ambassador like him.
Hima Das
Everyone knows someone struggling in some kind of way. You are a role model to so many people, even if you don’t realize it. Take someone under your wing. Show them the right way to do things.
Michael Oher
I didn’t have a role model when I was younger.
Andy Cohen
It would be a dream to follow Fernandinho’s footsteps, because he is my role model.
Gary Speed was honourable, trustworthy and a joy to manage. He was honest, he was a role model and he was a great bloke. An avid learner, he recognised responsibility and he was always fully committed.
Howard Wilkinson
When you try to be a role model, not everybody can relate to some of your highs – awards, championships. But everybody can relate to the lows. Everybody’s gotten fired from a job or gotten cut. People learn more about you in those lows than they do in the highs.
Tim Tebow
Not a lot of people get to meet their role model and idol in life, and I’ve been really lucky that way.
Connor McDavid
Some people are that – more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
Margaret Cho
We sometimes think that being a celebrity is the same as being a role model. But a role model is actually someone you can touch, talk to and dream with.
Mandy Moore
My mother was my biggest role model. She taught me to hate waste. We never wasted anything.
W. Edwards Deming
Trying to be a leader in a sort of very atypical workplace like ‘Saturday Night Live’ forces you to realize that no one wants you to be their leader. If you can help them get their thing on TV or whatever, they want that. But no adult is looking for a role model.
Tina Fey
I didn’t have that growing up as a kid, people who gave back to the community and things like that. It was a dream of mine when I made it to always give back and be a positive impact and great role model.
George Hill
Parents will often thank me for being a good role model for their kids or tell me, ‘You’ll never understand how much you mean to my daughter,’ so then I feel I don’t want to let down the parents, either.
I definitely feel like kids do look up to me as a potential role model. It’s an honor, but it can also be a burden. I may be on TV, but I’m also a teenager. I don’t get it right every time. But I always do my absolute best to stay above board in every way. My fans inspire me to be a better person.
Nathan Kress
It feels amazing to be a role model for people with and without disabilities.
Lauren Potter
I’m not having to go outside and switch the role model hat on. It’s me, and it’s important for me to leave that legacy to help inspire younger players because I didn’t have a role model growing up.
Carli Lloyd
For me, my number one Hollywood role model is Jennifer Lopez.
Becky G
I always liked No. 10 because I loved Zidane. He was my role model. I always wanted to play like him.
Eden Hazard
Barbara Castle should have been Labour’s – and Britain’s – first female prime minister. What a role model she would have been: passionate, fiery, and absolutely committed to social justice.
Patricia Hewitt
Although I’m sure she’s completely charming and delightful, I’m not sure if Kate Middleton might be the best role model. This is a person who has got where she is by marriage, a person whose weight, clothing, hair we worry about – we don’t worry about what she’s thinking.
Sandi Toksvig
My dad’s one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman’s an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he’s a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don’t necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment.
Alex Pettyfer
Once you turn pro and you’re making the big money and kids are buying your sneakers and your skates and your gloves and so on, you are a member of that role model club.
Bobby Orr
No, I like being a role model because I know how much comfort my musical idols brought me.
Shirley Manson
I’m a gypsy: no education, no schooling, nothing. I don’t care what people think of me. I don’t care about being a hero, a role model, a champion.
Tyson Fury
Don’t judge my dad on the one thing he did wrong and not on all the things he did right. For such a long time, he was such a huge role model for kids and such a positive thing. That’s the one thing about this business is you get tormented for the one thing that is negative versus all the great things you have done.
Brooke Hogan
I feel like I’m a very good role model for women.
Blu Cantrell
I might be in an airport, late or angry with a ticket person, and I’m going to sort of check myself, because part of me is seen as Eric Camden. We all need as much help as we can get. It’s a role model to me as much as to anybody else.
Stephen Collins
God only knows we need a great role model as a leader who is more leader than they are male or female, who is more about their mission that serves everyone than about ego and personal ambition that only serves them.
Mark Goulston
I think I’m a different kind of role model for young girls.
Megan Fox
I was always really proud of the fact that I had a very positive influence as a role model.
David Cassidy
My mom was always my biggest teacher, my inspiration, my role model. My mom was just the most amazing person. She was like a bon vivant in that she just lived each day to the fullest. As soon as I became a vegetarian, she became a vegetarian.
Christie Brinkley
Kids always need a role model. I let them know you can do it, too, if you really want to.
Leon Spinks
For me, growing up, my main role model was Rio Ferdinand when he was playing with England. He was a centre half. I liked his style of play, and he played with a lot of passion.
Joe Gomez
I can remember back to when I was 12, 13, and any show that I watched, I wanted to be the main character and embody them, and I think the fact that Sabrina is, in so many ways, such a positive role model for young girls is really cool.
Kiernan Shipka
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
Barry Bonds
I feel that public service is so important and giving back, being a role model and helping people in need is something that I would love to do.
Myron Rolle
Vermaelen is like a role model to me. His life is all about football and he’s extremely disciplined. I’m more laid-back than he is. Thomas isn’t the type of person to go out for a drink on a regular basis, unlike me.
Jan Vertonghen
Xavier has been the ultimate role model. No matter how far away we are geographically, working together is something we feed off of.
Benedict Samuel
When it comes to role models, as a person of faith, I think we all have one perfect role model. And when I’m asked that question, I point to God and to my faith. And that’s where I tell my kids to look.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Not everyone’s role model material, but we do have a sense of responsibility because kids listen more to us than they would their parents.
I want to get to a point in my career where I can be a role model. A good one. I want to say, ‘I got here without drugs, and I got here without drinking or smoking. If I can do it, you can do it. I have no doubt.’ I really want kids to have a chance in life.
Chad Michael Murray
There are very few things that I love more than being on stage and performing, but more than anything, I want to be a positive role model for teenage girls.
Lindsey Stirling
My mom is very confident and she was always a role model of mine.
Ashley Tisdale
Lionel Messi is a role model for everyone, including me.
Mario Gotze
I’ve always been an outgoing guy. But I know as an athlete, I have an obligation to be a role model.
Jared Dudley
I’m a role model for lots of young girls.
Jennie Finch
I was pretty sure, going along the timeline, I was going to have to embrace being a role model for transsexuals in mixed martial arts, and I’m willing to embrace it – of course.
Fallon Fox
Joan Rivers was a role model to comics everywhere, but especially to women. She got the first laugh and the last laugh.
Judy Gold
We have two issues – not enough young girls starting in karting at a young age and no clear role model. Sometimes you just have to see it to believe it.
Susie Wolff
What I really realized is that by being myself, regardless of what that means, you become a better role model.
Lzzy Hale
My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen. His songwriting skills, I cannot even approach, but his showmanship, I learned it from videos.
We have the British motor industry as a role model for what happens when you try to save an industrial dinosaur. Britain was the first country to industrialise and the first to de-industrialise. We should learn from this.
P. J. O’Rourke
On behalf of all Americans, I would like to congratulate Michelle Smith on her dedication and determination which have made her a wonderful role model for all young athletes in Ireland and around the world.
Jean Kennedy Smith
I don’t have to worry about being a good role model.
Nick Diaz
I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school.
Tatyana Ali
Not every artist is a role model.
Iggy Azalea
But I don’t really see myself as a role model. I’m not a dictator, or someone who wants to be adored!
Isabella Rossellini
My life has definitely changed since ‘Modern Family.’ The show has made me more responsible, I really want to be a good role model for all kids so I have to think about what I say and do and how it looks to other kids!
Ariel Winter
I take being a role model very seriously.
Paula Creamer
And to this day, my Mom is my role model.
Paul Ryan
I don’t know how many roles I can ask my dad to play in my life, but so far, father, best friend, role model, mentor and grandfather to my children are working out quite well.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Every time I look at both of my children, I see a future which is very bright for them, and I recognize that I need to be a role model. If they see me as someone who can achieve whatever I want, I believe that they will follow in my footsteps, and that is something that I strive for every single day.
Maneet Chauhan
A lot of times, I get asked, ‘Do you feel you have a responsibility to young girls to be a role model?’ I don’t see that happening as much to guys. I feel like, just because I’m a girl, I’m supposed to take more responsibility? Is that how it works?
Tove Lo
I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
Ann Richards
Playing with Wayne Rooney was a dream come true. He’s a legend and a role model to me.
Jadon Sancho
Balotelli is not my role model. I like him as a player very much, and he is very talented. He could have been at the very top, but my style does not have anything with him.
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Hopefully, I can be a good role model for kids, and they can grow up to follow their dreams just like I am.
Finn Balor
I wanted to be my’self and I wanted the play’ers to take pride in ev’ery’thing they did. We rep’resent the Pitts’burgh Steel’ers but we also rep’resent the city of Pitts’burgh. You’re a leader and a role model, whether you want to be or not.
Bill Cowher
I definitely consider myself a role model.
Frank was an example throughout my career at Chelsea, and throughout my career as a midfielder. When it comes to scoring goals as a midfielder, you look at Frank Lampard as a role model.
Mason Mount
I stay away from the title of ‘role model.’ I want to be a more realistic role model – not a perfect Barbie role model.
Melanie Martinez
I think I just want to focus on being the best player that I can be and being the best role model that I can be by just doing all the right things, not just for black kids or kids from different backgrounds, but for all kids who play the game. You want them to look at you in a positive light.
P.K. Subban
I know that I’ll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons.
Abby Wambach
I know in Australia I have a lot of girls that look up to me and they send me messages on my Facebook and stuff, which is always lovely, and I think of myself as a really good role model.
Liz Cambage
I have a lot of things going for me, I try to be a well-rounded role model.
Marquise Goodwin
Carl Lewis was definitely a role model.
Justin Gatlin
Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.
ASAP Rocky
It’s really difficult seeing your role model or your parent cry.
Adwoa Aboah