3. Ellen Degeneres

A smile comes across my face just thinking about this woman! Clearly she, too, has accomplished a lot in her life. With countless Emmy and Academy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and many others to show for it, Ellen has worked her way to the top. Her show is such an encouragement with affirmations that appeal to people of all ages. Personally I admire Ellen for all the amazing things she does for others through her charity and compassion and recognition for good deeds! Not to mention that she provides the best medicine...laughter! She is a great role model to look up to for encouragement to break out of your shell, not be afraid to show the world who you are, and never back down even if people try to throw you down.