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Who Is the Best Female Role Model of 2008?

We're lucky to be inspired by amazing women in the media, whether they are working moms, entertainment moguls, trailblazers, first ladies who are awesome in their own right, dedicated humanitarians, or brave cancer survivors. I know that choosing the Best of 2008 in this category is going to take a lot of thought for me, because all of these women are role models in some way. It's a toughie, but who gets your vote?

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I can't staaaaand Oprah. I'm so glad she only has a few votes! lol
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
I like Michelle Obama but I'm kind of shocked she topped Hillary. Afterall, Michelle is only in the public eye because she is married to the person that went head to head with Hillary. Whether you were for Hillary or Obama (or neither), I think it's kind of insulting to consider a future First Lady a better role model than a woman who came pretty close to shattering the political glass ceiling...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
yeah... not to discredit Michelle Obama because I'm sure she's a lovely person, but she didn't really do anything extremely role-model-ish except be married to someone who won the election against someone who didn't have a shadow of a chance. I mean, Obama won on his own merits, he could practically have been married to Sarah Palin and still won. Anyways, like I said, I'm not saying she's not a great person, just trying to point out one of the (several) flaws of the list.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this list as incredibly biased.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
piper23 piper23 8 years
My vote is for General Dunwoody.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Yeah this list is ridiculous, where is the other option, what about your mom or your sister someone close to you, or yes other female politicians?
bleached bleached 8 years
Christina Applegate, cancer survivor.
austerity austerity 8 years
VanillaJ ~ Carmen Electra may be seen as too 'trashy' to appear as a role model, maybe that's it..
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i kind of knew that people were going to choose michelle obama since the whole political thing, but we have to remember that politics isn't the only thing that we should focus on. i think that i'm kind of on the fence about who i would choose since i'm not really in favor of one over the others.
MzKita MzKita 8 years
Maria Shriver?! Gimme a break, I voted for Tina Fey! She's accomplished a lot this year.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Also, there are so many interracial couples nowadays, especially if you live in a big city. I don't get what's such a big deal about Heidi marrying Seal. Shouldn't Carmen Electra be on the list as well then? Arrgh, I find Angelina Jolie to be gorgeous and I respect her for adopting children from literally alllll around the world, but I'm sick and tired of media portraying her as Holy Saint.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Trixie, I agree. When I saw the list, first thing that was on my mind was that this list is quite left-winged. Not that I would consider Sarah Palin as my role-model, but if Michelle Obama can be on the list, then why not Laura Bush? I also think title like 'role model' is usually used to describe people with more virtue and great achievements such as suffragettes or Mother Theresa.
foxie foxie 8 years
And yeah, this list is the tard.
foxie foxie 8 years
Where's General Ann Dunwoody? She has accomplished things no woman has and earned respect and power all on her own, not by riding her husband's coat tails. Just saying.
chatoyante chatoyante 8 years
I like that Tina Fey is politically aware and excelling in an occupation (comedy) that doesn't usually have its fair share of strong, savvy women. I'm not sure what exactly we're using for "role model" criteria, but I definitely admire her for that.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
Where's the "other" option? i would've written in Sarah Palin. this list is ridiculous.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
This is a really incomplete and skewed list. I do like seeing Heidi Klum here, though, because she's proven she has some business sense as well as beauty, and is balancing her career(s) and family and a strong spouse with a demanding career of his own. What about Carly Fiorina, to add another strong, accomplished woman who was overlooked here? If you want to focus on media celebs, what about Nicole Ritchie, who has really turned over a new leaf this year? I don't see that Michelle Obama accomplished anything of her own this year, so it's too soon to put her in the running for role model or big achiever. If anything, she had to learn to rein herself in and play the supportive spouse. Not easy, but not an achievement, either. Did anyone give Hillary points when she had to make a similar adjustment? Maybe in a couple of years.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
While I think there are better role models for women out there, on this list, Christina Applegate gets my vote. I think the way she handled the whole breast cancer ordeal was just amazing. I don't know if I would handle it as well.
ccpdm ccpdm 8 years
I agree with a couple of others. This list is totally biased and 'role model' needs to be spelled out.
austerity austerity 8 years
and I wanted to's especially commendable for someone who is in the looks business!
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