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Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

Updated May 10, 2021 383.8k votes 30.6k voters 909.6k views344 items

List RulesVote up the public figures, living or passed, with whom you'd most like to spend a little quality time.

These are the famous folks it would be most exciting to meet in person, as ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Some of the best people to ever live make great role models for people of all ages. Who doesn't love a good celebrity putting forth positive energy in the world?

Maybe you've dreamed of having tea with Mother Teresa, or just shaking the hand of Honest Abe. Maybe you just want to say "hey" to Taylor Swift. This list includes both modern day and historical role models, dead and alive - some of the most inspirational, creative, selfless, and intelligent people ever to have walked the earth. Note that this isn't just a list of famous people, but genuinely good idols to look up to. 

Throughout history, common people have sought to surround ourselves with popular folks who can inspire and influence others. From idols to heroes, these are the people we most aspire to meet. So, add your two cents and see how your personal heroes stack up against the crowd's.

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