There are many women that have an impact on my life; however, the question is how many of them do I look up to? Of course the most obvious person is my very own mother, but that made me think who else deserves to join this circle of reverence. Some names entered my mind, but do I really admire them? It is clear that women that enter my daily life like Oprah Winfrey have an impression on me, but impact and admiration do not always go hand in hand. Then I realized who I really admire: Britney Spears.
The teen pop idol singer Britney Spears is a woman that I look up to for many reasons. She has tantalized the entire world’s youth with her incredible voice. By doing so, she serves as a role model for many of the young people growing up in today’s society. Although Britney is only 19, she already has had a major effect on a multitude of people. Not only does she reach the eyes of the five year old, but she also influences teenagers and adults alike. There are not many people who you have accomplished this phenomenon, which is why I give her my full respect. Britney is not only a singer, she is a mentor as well. Through her song writing, she has passed along her ideas and life experiences. In her song “Dear Diary,” Britney gives a personal account of her encounter with a boy. “Dear diary/I can’t get him off my mind/And it scares me/
‘Cause I’ve never felt this way.” Growing up, many of us have to face certain social anxieties and pressures. Through this song, it shows that she also has to deal with these feelings. This is an important message to send because many kids feel alienated growing. This song shows them that they are not the only ones experiencing these feelings. She has helped many people in this way through her singing. I also admire her because it is not easy for her to sing about her personal accounts knowing that she has such a large audience. This shows that she cares about the people she affects; the quality of a true role model. Another instance where this aspect of Britney shines through is in her song, “My Only Wish This Year” from the album Platinum Christmas. In one part of the song, Britney says, “Last night I took a walk in the snow/Couples holding hands, places to go/Seems like everyone but me is in love.” This helps many kids with the process of growing up and maturing into adults. She shares her emotions with them which shows them that other people have similar struggles.
Through her brilliant writing and singing, Britney has proven to me that she has the true aspects of a role model. She utilizes the influence she has by using it as a medium to give advice. The combination of her amazing voice and her lyrics along with her important messages are what have caused her to bloom into a sensation. In my mind, Britney is a true role model which is why I admire her.