Whether you like it or not, fictional characters are more and more becoming role models for people. Yes, each and every character is flawed (it would be pretty boring if they weren't) but that's what makes them such great role models. They teach us that the parts of us we think we should change are the parts that make us who we are.
Jess Day - 'New Girl'
Jess is the epitome of quirky! She knows that she isn't like most people and prefers to live her life on the sunny side of the street. The reason why she is on this list, is that she is never afraid to be herself. Even if it means getting made fun on sometimes, Jess brushes off the haters and shows them that being her sweet, fun self is the only way she will ever be and if they don't like that, then that's just too bad.
Felicity Smoak - 'Arrow'
Felicity is such a refreshing female lead. Being the main character's love interest, you expect them to be perfect and glamorous, but that is not all Felicity is. Of course she is beautiful, but she is more than that. She is smart, feisty and not afraid to be her own hero. Felicity is on this list because she shows that not all women have to be the same way. You can be nerdy and still be desirable.
Winn Schott - 'Supergirl'
Most of the characters on this list are female, but men need a few good role models too! Loving, smart and super funny, Winn is an amazing role model for any guy to look up to. He's had a tough life but has fought through it to become the kind man he is. He's not afraid to be different (I mean you can't be worried about what people think if you start dating an alien), and doesn't let anyone change his sweet self.
Anne Wheeler - 'The Greatest Showman'
Throughout the entire movie, Anne faces countless racists judging her and making assumptions about her. She is introverted and doesn't like to make herself seen to others because of her past experiences. However, this never stops her from getting out on that stage and performing like the talented women she is. Even though she finds it tough, she will always fight through to achieve her dreams and show the world who she truly is.
Hanna Marin - 'Pretty Little Liars'
It's been a while since I've watched this show, (mostly because it got taken off Netflix) but a character that always stuck out to me was Hanna. She was always seen as a stereotypical popular girl on the outside, but on the inside she was struggling with so much more. From getting over her eating disorder, to coping with her parents divorce. Hanna is on this list because she shows that you never know what someone is going through past the surface.