Who is your role model...

by Kim Standerline 39 replies
I would assume most of us have a role model, I know I certainly do and it's Katie Price Jordan (Katie Price - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Anyone care to guess at the reason why

I'll give $25 to the answer I like the best (and comes closest)

Cheers
Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricter
    Is it because she's gifted, talented, successful, popular, wealthy, and well-rounded (no pun)?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    you were born where she was? cus shes from UK too. And you like her because despite her troublesome family she ended up famous and rich?
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  • Profile picture of the author jem
    She targeted a market and became the best in it (even if it meant enhancement)... she also diversified and made different streams of income! Perhaps her next move is IM ... watch out!

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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Because deep down, you really fancy Peter Andre...

    You still have the old Smash Hits posters of him from his Mysterious Girl days on your bedroom wall

    On a more serious note...

    She went out and got what she wanted, something she's done all her life - regardless of what other people think about her.

    As a matter of fact, she, and Dane Bowers (her ex) both come from the area I grew up in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Katie Price is a great role model to have.

    On the business side, she's an excellent example of someone who has maximised and capitalised on her assets (no pun intended - well, maybe!) She's not highly educated but has obviously become an astute business woman.

    In her personal life, although a bit too public for my liking, she is clearly a loving mother who has faced some difficult challenges and seems to be dealing with them extremely well.

    I've no idea if these are the reasons why she's a role model for you, just thought I'd share my thoughts.

    Peter
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      It's because you share a couple of major attributes with her.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      It's a shame no ladies joined in this discussion, I would have been really interested to see what some of you would have said, especially in light of how Katie aka Jordan first came into the public eye. (glamour modelling)

      Katie Price is worth £30 million about $60 million roughly, give or take a million or 2.

      She is someone who has marketed herself very successfully, ok much of it has been surgically enhanced, but that's a decision she's made for herself. (and it worked).

      She has also diversified,

      She now owns her own perfume (another one on the way very shortly)
      Has written a couple of books
      Has her own lingerie range
      Her own equestrian range (she's a keen horsewoman)
      And I think she also has her own bedlinen range

      I'm sure I've missed something

      Don't forget she also holds down a role as wife and mother to 3 children.

      So how does Katie do all this

      Well she obviously outsources everything (No way she could do everything)

      Ghostwriters for the books, experts to design the ranges etc even help at home. (I believe her mother organises her household, and her brother manages her money).

      This is my opinion obviously, but I'd imagine Katie is very successful because she's not frightened to diversify or outsource the parts of her business to those more capable than her.

      She is very often looked down on by those people who "despise" where she has come from (glamour modelling), but what I find really amusing is she's usually worth a lot more than those despisers. She's common, but hey what's wrong with common.

      I liked Peter's answer the best because he managed to get past the glamour image and find the nitty gritty of where I was going with my question.

      There's a marketing answer to a lot of questions asked here on the board if you dig deep enough

      Cheers
      Kim



      Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

      Katie Price is a great role model to have.

      On the business side, she's an excellent example of someone who has maximised and capitalised on her assets (no pun intended - well, maybe!) She's not highly educated but has obviously become an astute business woman.

      In her personal life, although a bit too public for my liking, she is clearly a loving mother who has faced some difficult challenges and seems to be dealing with them extremely well.

      I've no idea if these are the reasons why she's a role model for you, just thought I'd share my thoughts.

      Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

    I would assume most of us have a role model, I know I certainly do and it's Katie Price Jordan (Katie Price - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    Anyone care to guess at the reason why

    I'll give $25 to the answer I like the best (and comes closest)

    Cheers
    Kim
    Cos she's got her knockers but always stands up? []

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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    Come to think about it - the best chatup line from my heyday was 'Who loves ya baby?'

    Times have probably moved on. Shame I haven't moved with them - pass me a lollipop.

    (That'll sort out the oldies from the callow youths)
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

      Come to think about it - the best chatup line from my heyday was 'Who loves ya baby?'

      Times have probably moved on. Shame I haven't moved with them - pass me a lollipop.

      (That'll sort out the oldies from the callow youths)
      Yeah, you're showing your age now Martin. I can't believe that people actually took their romantic tips from a bald cop called Theo.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
        In those days we took them from anywhere we could. And very few of them worked.
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        • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
          Cheers Kim.

          I don't know if I could name just one role model. I tend to just pick bits of people I admire and model them - there's even a few bits of some Warriors!

          Peter

          PS. Don't want to start down the road of a political discussion, but I'd have real trouble in choosing Maggie Thatcher as a role model. She certainly had her strengths and I can appreciate why some might admire her, but there's too much on the negative side for me to comfortably use her as a role model.
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  • The correct link is this one I think:

    Jordan (Katie Price) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I guess it is because she is succesful, wealthy and...has a great body

    Arindam

    Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

    That link's broken - the closing bracket is missing.



    My guess is you admire the fact that she's successful in so many venues. Of course it could also be that she was featured in Playboy so often
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    Because she manages to combine exposing herself for lots of leery lads mags with another career as a pony book writer for little girls - which takes some doing!
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    Because she's from the UK?

    According to youtube, she's known for her big gonzagas and good looks, but I like the women with smaller ones (being mature and serious here).

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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    come on guys

    get past the trout pout and the big bazooka's,

    Some people have already got it

    No comments from the ladies, now I need to make up my mind whether I'm surprised or not

    BTW Karl, how did u know about my Smash Hit Posters

    Kim
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  • Okay, here's my role model: Ben Franklin. I read his autobiography when young (no, it wasn't galley proofs that Franklin gave to me personally).

    In it, I read a line that I'll always remember (misquoted here): "I purposed to go to Philadelphia and become a printer." By God, he did!

    Keeping in mind that he only had a purpose, and little else in the way of worldly goods, his commitment to a plan of action counted for more than a ton of financial backing or personal wealth. Also, notice that he didn't say "I proposed..." He jumped.

    Now, how about somebody posting some links of this Katie Price in the raw?!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Originally Posted by Vince Runza Online View Post

      Okay, here's my role model: Ben Franklin. I read his autobiography when young (no, it wasn't galley proofs that Franklin gave to me personally).

      In it, I read a line that I'll always remember (misquoted here): "I purposed to go to Philadelphia and become a printer." By God, he did!

      Keeping in mind that he only had a purpose, and little else in the way of worldly goods, his commitment to a plan of action counted for more than a ton of financial backing or personal wealth. Also, notice that he didn't say "I proposed..." He jumped.

      Now, how about somebody posting some links of this Katie Price in the raw?!!!
      What a worthy role model! Kudos to you, sir.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
    Could probably write an ebook about Ms Price ... I won't... but she is a good example of how to cleverly market a product ... herself.

    Did she start off with a plan? Who knows. But she launched herself into a hungry market with her then 2 biggest assets - which have since been surgically reduced I believe, and has subsequently branched out with many other products into other markets ... author etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author alan mac
    I'd vote for Richard Branson - seems like a nice guy and has created 8 seperate billion dollar companies in 8 areas - That's some record!

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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Although she's no role model, I admire Colleen Rooney for similar reasons. Granted, the majority (if not all) of her success stems from her association with Wayne, but she's made her name and built a business all of her own that would still take her places if they split tomorrow. Apart from Stick Spice, most of the other footballer's wives are just known as footballer's wives. Colleen was only a teenager herself when her boyfriend hit the limelight, and it can't have been easy for her, especially with the British press digging up scandal on him every five minutes, but she just quietly got on with it and built herself up into a position where she can laugh at the lot of them whatever they say.

    I don't think I've got a role model as such, but I've admired Alan Sugar since long before he became a 'celebrity'. I'm also impressed by Gerald Ratner's comeback attempts after the 'crap' incident. If nothing else, he's certainly someone who doesn't give in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      If you can see past his only-for-tv swearing and shouting, I find Gordon Ramsay quite an inspiration, if not a role model.

      He sticks to what he's good at.
      He cuts the BS.
      He gets the job done, no matter what.
      He makes millions doing it.

      I read his 'how I built my business' book (it's not an autobiography) while I was on holiday. It's called 'Playing With Fire' and is definitely worth a read.

      Cheers,

      Neil
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