It’s hard to believe how quickly these young stars have taken over Hollywood. It’s a challenge keeping up with their age let alone how much they’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time. Besides their impressive careers, this group of starlets has managed to become role models for their international fan base.
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift obviously tops the list. It has only been 6 years since the release of her first album and this 22-year-old country sensation continues to thrive as a top earner in the music industry. Even among her busy schedule she manages to give back to numerous charities and was even awarded the Big Help Award at the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards.
2. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is yet another young star who has been working toward a bright future. She has come a long way since Camp Rock and is now set to judge on X Factor. Rather than letting pressures of the industry bring her down she decided to put her health over her fame. Demi Lovato is an inspiration to all troubled youth as she tackles each day with a big smile on her face!
3. Justin Bieber
Canadian born Justin Bieber continues to be number one in majority of young girls hearts worldwide and with good reason. His catchy tunes are all over the radio as he produces one hit after the next. Justin Bieber’s accomplishments keep rolling in and he even ranked third on the 2012 Forbes List of more powerful celebrities. Even though his concerts sell out, his most heart-warming appearances are those made with his younger siblings.
4. Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber’s girlfriend is another role model figure who has come a long way since her rise to stardom on the Disney Channel. In 2008 she was named the youngest ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, when she was only 17! Besides dating one of the biggest names in music, starring in film roles and producing new music, she still finds time in her hectic schedule to help raise awareness for issues that matter.
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus will always be one of Disney’s biggest stars, Hannah Montana, at heart. Although she went through a period of denial in which she desperately tried to shed that image and association, she has since matured and come to her senses. She has begun to focus on movies, starring in The Last Song and LOL which is yet to be released. This 19- year-old is often pictured alongside her rescued furry friends and has recently become engaged.
Rihanna has produced so many consecutive hits that it’s crazy to think she’s only 24-years-old. She is a great role model for those young women who have had a bad relationship and needed time to cope and get over past events (even though she recently has collaborated with Chris Brown but we’ll forgive her). Rihanna is known for her changing style and pulls off every look she takes on.
7. Emma Watson
Emma Watson hit it big with her role as Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter. She played a nerdy witch who wanted to be normal and that same attitude has crossed into her real life. This rising star recently enrolled at Brown so that she can engage with the student life and take a break from the watchful eye of Hollywood.
8. Taylor Lautner
The dreamy Taylor Lautner has truly evolved before our eyes in the past few years. At only 20-years-old he has already become labelled a sex symbol after his impeccable transformation in the Twilight series. With numerous awards won for the Saga Series, he proves he is only getting started and we can’t wait to see what he takes on next. Go Team Jacob!
9. Emma Stone
Emma Stone truly embodies a girls best friend. From Easy A, Crazy Stupid Love and her minor role in Friends With Benefits, she has a carefree spirit that makes her seem approachable and like-able. Who wouldn’t want a girls night out with this star?!
10 . Alex Pettyfer
In his latest role in Magic Mike, 22-year-old Alex Pettyfer proves his versatility as he perfectly embodies a dancer and stripper! The I Am Four and Beastly alum has had his share of leading roles and continuously proves he can handle each one. Okay but seriously, who else is shocked to find out he’s only 22?