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role model

n.
A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.

role model

Etymology: Fr, role, stage character; L, modus, small copy
a person who knowingly or unknowingly inspires others to imitate his or her persona. The role model may be a real person, such as a parent, or a symbolic character, such as one depicted in movies or television programs.

role model

One who serves as an example for others by demonstrating the behavior associated with a particular social position or profession.
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As America's Smiliest Role Model, David will receive a Rickey Smiley Eyewear(TM) Prize Pack (two pairs of Rickey Smiley Eyeglasses, with frames, single vision plastic lenses and an eye exam, a $104.
The record of the year was made by Miley Cyrus, who took a break from twerking and giving clapped-out old pop-tarts fainting fits to say the most sensible thing I've heard about that other vile buzz-phrase, 'role models': "I don't want that title - role models should be real heroes who've done real things.
Stuart, along with five other shortlisted nominees will now face the judging panel comprised of young entrepreneur and star of Made in Chelsea, Francis Boulle, fashion designer Patrick Grant, last year's Britain's Top Real Role Model winner Jill Carter and Amway UK representative Sheryl Franklin-Worth.
If you're an aspiring footballer, David Beckham maybe your role model, while if you're a wannabe author, JK Rowling would be someone you look up to.
A good role model for a Christian family, in my opinion, is any family with loving, sensible parents (regardless of gender) who spend time with each other and with their kids, incarnating the love of God.
We have heard of a lot of such scandals: Vijay Singh - a famous golf player who was admired by a lot of people and considered a role model turned out to be a fraud when everyone found out that he was using the aACAydeer antler spray', which was banned under the PGA Tours anti-doping rules.
Jessica, 26, heptathlon gold winner 2012, was chosen by 26 per cent as role model for the 2010s, the Daily Express reported.
Having ventured into business myself I saw the opportunity to become a role model and to highlight the opportunities available," he said.
Wayne Rooney has become a reluctant role model to millions of young people throughout the UK
Dr Simon Brownhill, an education expert at the University of Derby, conducted research entitled "The 'brave' man in the early years (0-8): the ambiguities of being a role model" which found children aged eight or below were unable to grasp the concept of what a role model is until they are older.
THE idea that footballers such as Wayne Rooney and David Beckham are role models for children is a myth, according to new research.
There is a fella in his early 20s working in my local McDonald's restaurant, for example, who I would describe as a magnificent role model.