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Libertango
Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
Maybe "hero" isn't the right word - Who are the people who you aspire to/look up to/admire or are influenced by? It could be anyone - a parent or an uber celeb and it could be for ANY reason! Mine is a fairly ridiculous list as alot of mine are based on looks :tape: - I'm a very shallow, superficial person. ;) Post some pics too! :p

Mine were/are:

Oprah Winfrey
Shizuka Arakawa
Michelle Kwan
Naomi Campbell
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Lopez
Channing Tatum
Ayumi Hamasaki
Gong Li
Zhang Ziyi
Kate Moss
Scarlett Johansson

... pics to come.

*abby*
Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM
jennifer capriati
my mum
my mate tray

stevos
Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
My brother.

That's pretty much it, really huge role model for me.

Pheobo
Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:13 PM
Aimee Mann
Billy Corgan

Conor
Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:25 PM
My parents definately!!!
Justine

Oizo
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:21 AM
Roger Federer :worship:

He lives my dream :worship:

IceHock
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:25 AM
henrik lundqvist
my best friend

égalité
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:26 AM
Zadie Smith

stevos
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:29 AM
oh, and jesus :angel: :lol:

Oizo
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Although in my dream I would beat Nadal and win the French Open too :devil:

wipeout
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:31 AM
Murray Gell-Mann
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Er... :scratch:

égalité
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Although in my dream I would beat Nadal and win the French Open too :devil:

Never gonna happen :devil:

Oizo
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:48 AM
Never gonna happen :devil:

Eventually it will :devil:

frontier
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:51 AM
parents should be the first role models,my parents are good honest people thats good enough.outside of family i admire u2 bono for caring when nobody paid attention.,aung san suu kyi for her courage,mandela for standing up to injustice and oprah for doing what she loves and making money in the process.i admire anyone who survived after adversity be it a tsunami,war,holocaust famine etc.

No Name Face
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:54 AM
people i look up to/admire include:

my parents
Martin Luther King Jr.
Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
Serena Williams (she's pretty inspirational, admit it)
Mohandas Gandhi
Nelson Mandela

stevos
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:02 AM
people i look up to/admire include:

my parents
Martin Luther King Jr.
Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
Serena Williams (she's pretty inspirational, admit it)
Mohandas Gandhi
Nelson Mandela

yeah, in matches i always say to myself "come back like Serena in so and so match". it actually works. :shrug:

partbrit
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Gloria Steinem
Billie Jean King
Bill Moyers
Vanessa Redgrave
Martin Luther King Jr.
Coretta Scott King

Martian Jeza
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Martina Hingis : No explanation needed ;)
Amy Lynn Lee : Great personnality, not afraid to say what she thinks, has often right in the texts she write for her songs, ... The nearly perfect woman.

piercerocks
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:59 AM
my mom
my grandma, great aunts, grandpa, great uncles relatives etc.
and mary and andre have always been the only people outside my family i looked up to

venus_rulez
Apr 24th, 2007, 03:02 AM
Let's go with people still currently living:

Venus Williams, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey...yeah I have a thing for "older" Black women.

kiwifan
Apr 24th, 2007, 05:39 AM
As a child (Nixon era):

Connors
Ali
Dorsett
Staubach (and lots of other Dallas Cowboys)
Lennon
Stevie Wonder
Heston (10 Commandments & Planet of the Apes, baby!!! :bounce: )
Ideal Hero: Some mythical Black Power Freedom Fighter who never existed: a cross between Malcolm X-Shaft-My Uncles. :cool:

As a teen (New Wave era, Reagan era):

Jimmy Page
Robert Plant (and lots of other Classic Rock Stars)
Me
John Lennon
Stevie Wonder
Jimmy Connors
a couple of college seniors on my rugby team when I was a freshman
Ideal Hero: Some mythical centrist political leader who never existed but believed in a strong national defense (cold war) and Civil Rights (I'm black, man :smoke: )

As a grown up:

My Parents
my Schweetie
Jimmy Connors
John Lennon
Ali
Keith Wood
Tana Umaga (and lots of other Kiwi Rugby Stars)
Ideal Hero: Some mythical centrist political leader who never existed but believed in a strong national defense (pro-American Citizens to a fault) and Civil Rights (hey, I'm still black, man :smoke: )

Sadly the more I know about the biggest success stories in my chosen profession the less heroic they all are...but I still dig Robert Altman, Tarrantino, Kevin Smith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Whit Stillman, Howard Stern, Don Cheadle, Denzel, Spike Lee, Matt Dillon and lots of other creative artists.

LudwigDvorak
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:22 AM
My best friend, Phil. He's the rock in my life and life would just have fewer smiles and laughs without him. He's made me want to be a better person, and I think he's largely succeeded. Great guy.

And then, well...the tacky answer is Elena. Yeah yeah, I know she's a loser, will never and has never amounted to anything, but her fire and determination against all of her weaknesses and hindrances is so inspiring. She makes me feel anything is possible if you set your mind to it, and aside from her Slam or 27, she's done that.

AH85
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:38 AM
my parents, amanda coetzer, wayne ferreira, francois pienaar, martina hingis, steffi graf, alan donald, hansie cronje, ernie els, charlize theron, stephen silvagni

aussie12
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:59 AM
my parents, sisters. roger federer and ana ivanovic for the way they handle themselves on and off the court. plus people like martin luther king, nelson mandela etc. are just inspirational. none of the hollywood people inspire me at all, except for michael j fox

hwanmig
Apr 24th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Murray Gell-Mann
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Er... :scratch:

Are you a physicist??

Mine would be my mom and my favorite tennis players.

Patrick S
Apr 24th, 2007, 08:41 AM
Neil Young
Nick Cave
David Lynch
Clive Barker
Dario Argento

Helen Lawson
Apr 24th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Me! You don't get anywhere in life idolizing others.

Who makes it happen, Tess?

I do?

Who does?

I do, Katherine, I make it happen.


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