Celebrity Role Models When an actor or sports personality becomes a celebrity, their life is no longer their own. Every part of their life, what they are proud of and what they are not proud of, then belongs to the public. When this happens the celebrity then becomes a role model.
The purpose of this essay is to discuss celebrity role models and their influence positively or negatively on children. Throughout the world celebrities are role models to many people. Nauta and Kokaly (1999) define role models as “other person’s who, either by exerting some influence or simply by being admirable in one or more ways, have an impact on another”.