Selena took to Twitter to support Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
Selena Gomez may be a role model to millions of young women, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have a role model of her own. The 21-year-old singer tweeted about Malala Yousufzai‘s Nobel Peace Prize nomination and share with the world that she looks up to Malala, too.
Selena Gomez’s Idol Is Malala Yousufzai, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Malala’s Twitter account for her charity, the Malala Fund, posted a pic of Selena on Oct. 9 with a very powerful message written on a piece of paper:
“#IamMalala @SelenaGomez: I stand with Malala because there should be more young women like her. She is MY role model,” the tweet said.
Malala has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her brave efforts to promote peace and education amongst children, specifically girls, around the world.
Other contenders for the prestigious prize are Denis Mukwege, a doctor from Congo who has treated thousands of gang-raped women; Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Svetlana Gannushkina and Lilya Shibanova, for their efforts to end Russian President Vladimir Putin’s laws against homosexuality; and Claudia Paz y Paz, the first female Attorney General in Guatemala. The three other nominees are Vladimir Putin, Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced Oct. 11.
Malala Yousufzai’s Heroic Efforts Earn Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
The brave 16-year-old girl first captivated the world after she was brutally gunned down by the Taliban on the grounds of her Pakistan school on Oct. 9, 2012, for speaking out against the militia group.
Malala was shot at point-blank range in the head and neck on her way home from school by an armed Taliban militant. She was targeted by the Taliban for her efforts to promote education and equality for girls in the Swat valley in Pakistan. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took responsibility for the shooting.
Malala is such an inspiration to everyone around the world, and it’s so cool Selena is supporting her, too.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Malala will win the Nobel Peace Prize?
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