To some, Cheryl is just another pop star, but to her Soldiers the Geordie babe is a role model and inspiration, proving through hard work and dedication anything is possible.
Her life story and her music have helped a lot of young people through many of their problems.
Here are six reasons why Cheryl is a good role model for young people:
1: She proves dreams do come true
Cheryl proves that no matter where you grew up or what background you come from, you can make your dreams come true. Cheryl grew up on a Newcastle council estate with her parents and four siblings, they didn’t have much money and things could be hard, but Cheryl is proof that you don’t need to come from money to succeed. As long as you work hard and are dedicated you can make your dreams a reality. Cheryl has gone on to become 1/5 of Britain’s most successful girl group (Girls Aloud) and is Britain’s most successful female solo artist. Cheryl has also sung for the Royal Family, performed countless sold out tours, become and X Factor judge and a L’Oreal ambassador, she is also a fashion icon. Dreams really do glitter.
2: She climbs mountains for charity
Back in 2009, Cheryl and a host of other celebrities, including Cheryl’s band mate and best mate Kimberley Walsh, climbed Africa’s highest mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro. Together they raised millions of pounds for Comic Relief, to help with the aid of Malaria.
3: She sticks up for young girls/women
Last year beauty chain Superdrug, tried to include Cheryl’s name on a weighing scale depicting celebrities weight. But Cheryl tweeted asking them to remove her name from the product saying: “Pls do not include me on your scale. Girls should be worried about the number on their exam page not a weight scale ffs”.
4: She has her own charity
In January of this year, Cheryl launched The Cheryl’s Trust, in partnership with The Princes Trust. The charity has been set up by Cheryl to help young, disadvantaged people living in the North East, to fulfil their potential. Cheryl will be raising £2 Million this year to open a youth centre in the city of Newcastle. The centre aims to help over 4,000 young people a year. Cheryl is hoping to open centre’s all over the UK in the future.
5: She is a fighter
Cheryl has gone through more in the past thirteen years than many people do in a lifetime. She has had to deal with major heartbreak in the public eye. In 2010, not long after her divorce from Ashley Cole, Cheryl was given just 24 hours to live after contracting the most serious strain of Malaria during trip to Tanzania. And in 2011 she was sacked from the US X Factor, a decision which Simon Cowell now admits was one of the biggest mistakes of his career. Understandably after years of turmoil Cheryl became very down, admitting in her 2012 autobiography that she was sinking into a black hole. What Cheryl has been through is enough to break anyone, and she has had the added pressure of the worlds media watching her every move. But she proves that you should never give up fighting as everything gets better in the end.
6: She gives her profits to charity
In 2012, Cheryl embarked on her first solo tour, and she gave all the proceeds from her meet and greet sales to her Cheryl foundation, the original charity she set up with the Princes Trust. And in March of this year Cheryl released her second perfume, StormFlower EDT, and gave £100k from the sales of the fragrance to The Cheryl’s Trust.
Cheryl never change we love you