Role models that I can’t live without

Zoey Becker, Online Opinion Editor

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, role model by definition is, “a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people”. Since I consider myself to be a younger person, it would make sense that I have many role models. There are just some people who I have always and will always look up to in times of trouble. I have taken the liberty of compiling a short list of what can only be described as my shining light in this dark world. All of these people are wonderful inside and out and are truly inspirations.

  1. Psy

Most commonly known for the hit song of 2012, “Gangnam Style”, Psy is the iconic South Korean singer/songwriter that has influenced my life to no end. On Dec. 11, 2012, I was blessed with the opportunity to see my idol live in concert at Hot 99.5’s Jingleball. It was the best day of my life and I will never forget it for as long as I live. While other “stars,” (honestly, no celebrity deserves the title of a star more than Psy) also attended the show such as Justin Bieber and Cher Lloyd, there was only one person that I came for, and I left immediately after he performed. While I wait for the day when Psy finally releases new music, I will just constantly have “Gangnam Style” and Psy’s other hit single, “Gentleman”, on repeat.

  1. Raini Rodriguez

Raini Rodriguez, who is best known for her character Trish on the hit Disney show “Austin and Ally”, is one of my favorite people on earth. Everytime she appears on the show with her crazy storylines I can’t help but smile. While she has, for some inexplicable reason, won fewer awards and nominations as her little brother Rico, who appears on ABC’s “Modern Family”, she is no less of a shining star in my eyes. In addition to being an amazing actress, she is also especially gifted in singing. Her hit song, “Living Your Dreams” was featured in one of my favorite movies, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3”, and is a great addition to any dance party! Raini Rodriguez is an inspiring new artist who has really impacted my life in many ways.

  1. Brent Rivera

Brent Rivera is a Viner who will always have a special place in my heart. His quirky Vines never fail to make me laugh out loud- he is just so incredibly relatable. It blows my mind how the 16-year-old Vine star just seems to always know exactly how I feel. For example, no matter how many times he reuses the same jokes from Tumblr, they will always be super hilarious and somehow even MORE relatable every time. Crazy! So relatable!

  1. Acacia Brinley

Acacia Brinley became famous when she was Tumblr-famous a couple years ago. Back then, Tumblr was all about quirky selfies and hair, and Acacia clearly dominated the site. She even overcame the traumatic incident of her “racy” photos “leaking” onto the social media. Acacia is now done with her Tumblr days and spends her time doing nothing but occasionally making YouTube videos, where she speaks in a baby voice and constantly checks her hair in the camera the entire time. Acacia is a great role model because she gets promos and fame for doing absolutely nothing. I honestly am so lucky to have found her because she inspires me to be like her one day.

  1. Iggy Azalea

Some people don’t know this, but I consider myself a seriously hardcore fan of rap. Iggy is by far the best rapper in the business and constantly blows me away with her amazing freestyle skills. Other artists who call themselves rappers could never compare to Iggy. There is nothing but good things to say about her skills and talents. She has even inspired me to start rapping myself, and my mixtape will be dropping this spring.

  1. Bob Duncan

While Bob may be a fictional character on the hit Disney show “Good Luck Charlie”, he is nothing but real in my heart. Bob stole the show every time he found himself in crazy situations featuring his exterminating business, Bob’s Bugs Be Gone. Bob was there for me when no one else was, and for that I am forever grateful to him. While the show has ended, Bob will live forever in my heart as the hero that he truly is.

These six people inspire me every day of my life, and I will always be proud to call them my role models.