Even though he’s plugged into all the hottest things in Hollywood, Zac Efron steers clear of the drugs and never gets in trouble.
Even though he’s one of the highest grossing young stars in Hollywood, Taylor Lautner still tries to stay like a normal guy. He helps out with his family, does chores and doesn’t spend his money frivolously. Additionally, he says he wants to be known for his talent, rather than his good looks.
A year ago, we probably wouldn’t have considered Demi Lovato a role model. However, the 19-year-old former Disney darling has turned her life around. She struggled with cutting and eating disorders, but then shared her plight with her fans and encouraged girls to get help if they need it.
Miley Cyrus donates her time to third world countries and gives back to those in need. Additionally, she stands up for positive body image and refuses to abide by Hollywood’s strict body standards.
Kristen Stewart may drop F-bombs like they are going out of style, but we love how she is comfortable in her own skin and tells girls they should feel comfortable with their bodies and not conform to society’s ridiculous standards.
Nick Jonas is so clean cut, he wants to run for president in the future. We love how he donates his time to charity, stays out of the partying scene and promotes what he believes.
Selena Gomez spends much of her extra time working with UNICEF and visiting sick children at hospitals, but she’s also an incredible role model in her day to day life. The 19-year-old starlet treats her fans with respect and always has a smile on her face.
In addition to donating more than $1 million to various charitable causes and people, Taylor Swift practices what she preaches. She doesn’t drink, smoke or do drugs and tells girls to be confident in who they are!
Miranda Cosgrove goes widely unnoticed, but she’s definitely one of the best role models of 2011. The Nickelodeon starlet promotes education and is even going to USC next fall.
What hasn’t Justin Bieber done in 2011? In addition to donating the proceeds of his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, to charity, he’s visited sick kids in hospitals, given his time to schools, donated money to those in need — and most of all, inspired his fans daily through positive messages on Twitter, in interviews and in his film, Never Say Never.
Justin Bieber gives to charity, inspires his fans and never gives up — but he’s not the only young role model in Hollywood!
We’re proud to crown the one and only Justin Bieber as HollywoodLife.com‘s role model of the year. For the past 12 months we’ve been diligently keeping track of our favorite young Hollywood stars — watching their actions, what they say and how they treat others. It’s obvious the 17-year-old pop star goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to being a positive person to whom people of all ages should look up. Congrats, Justin! Keep up the great work! Click through the pics to see what other young A-listers have been stand up citizens in 2011.