Watch our exclusive video interview with Cody to find out how he’s making the world a better place — and who he’d like to work with next!
Aug. 1 was a big night for Cody Simpson. Not only did the Australian singer perform his hit single “Pretty Brown Eyes” at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards, but he was also honored with the Role Model Award! And after chatting with him before the show on the red carpet, we can say he’s worked hard for that title.
“I’ve always done my best to be the best role model I could for my fans and set a good example,” he told us. “Tonight, they’re recognizing me for the work I’ve done with Teen Cancer here in the U.S. I’m doing my best to spread a positive message and make a difference any way I can.”
Cody Simpson: What He’s Learned From Justin Bieber
Since Cody’s currently touring with Justin Bieber — you might have heard of him — we also had to ask him what he’s learned from the Canadian pop superstar.
“I love being able to see different artists, such as him,” he told us. “Any chance I get to go to live shows, I love being able to go and learn. It’s great.”
As for which fellow young artist Cody would like to collaborate with? Only one name came to mind: Ariana Grande, with whom Cody shares a manager.
“She’s very talented,” he told us. “She has an incredible voice.”
— Andy Swift, reporting by Katrina Mitzeliotis