Megan Thee Stallion

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Noor Kanaan

While Megan Thee Stallion, age 26, may not be a good role model for impressionable young children, she is definitely still an inspiration to many. She is estimated to make about 4.9 million dollars a year but still chooses to commit to college and get an education even after becoming successful. She promotes confidence for one’s mind and body and still remains humble despite what others may think. 

Megan Pete, more commonly known as Megan Thee Stallion, is a role model to me as well as others because even after being successful with an estimated yearly income of 4.9 million dollars, she still enrolled herself into college. She takes her education very seriously and pushed to get a degree in honor of her late mother Holly Thomas, who unfortunately passed in 2019 due to brain cancer. “I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud.” She has been getting her education for about 7 years now. Megan started at Prarie View A&M University and finished at Texas Southern University in Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. She then launched the “Don’t Stop Scholarship Fund”, which are two $10,000 scholarships offered to female students of color studying to get an associate, bachelor’s, or post-graduate degree in any field. 

Other than pursuing education, she is a role model because she came from nothing and is now successful while helping others do the same. She stays humble regardless of her success rate. Her main inspiration growing up was her mother, who was also a rapper. She started writing her music at just 14 and rapped in secret for lots of reasons. She wasn’t confident in herself to the point where she was even shy about telling people that she could rap. She started getting out with it more at 18, but she didn’t start releasing her music until she was about 21 due to her moms’ wishes. Megan’s music career took off after the release of “Big Ole Freak”, which was her first charting song. She understands the struggle of trying to make music while getting an education and uses her experience to help others get through college. She has given out multiple scholarships to people, and TSU (the college she went to) even started a fund in her honor to help other students like her. She doesn’t try to act like some big shot and stays true to herself. 

Last but most certainly not least, she promotes body positivity and self-confidence. Before the first-ever performance of “Body” at the AMA’s 2020, a prerecorded speech was played. “I love my body. Every curve. Every inch. Every mark. Every dimple. It’s decoration on my temple. My body is mine, and nobody owns it but me. And who I choose to let in it is so lucky. You may not think my body is perfect, and it probably never will be. But when I look in the mirror, I love what I see. So are you ready?” This shows that sure, not everyone’s body is perfect, and there’s no such thing as a perfect body. But if you have that self-confidence and start appreciating yourself, that confidence oozes off of you loving what you see in the mirror every day. “Confidence literally starts from yourself,” Megan says. “You have to go look in the mirror at yourself and if you don’t like what you see, you’re going to give off that energy.” When she was younger, she used to get bullied at school until her mom taught her to stand up for herself. She took her mom’s advice, and ever since then she’s been nothing but confident. 

These are just some of the long list of reasons why Megan Thee Stallion is a good role model. Sure, maybe she’s not the best inspiration for young and impressionable children. But she most certainly is an inspiration to those either in her place at the moment or to those who can relate to her. Here’s something that we can all learn from Megan and take with us day-to-day: Always love yourself, who you are, and where you come from. Believe in what you’re doing and don’t let anything stop you because you never know what the future holds.