Mums want children to be like Richard Branson and JK Rowling

But children says it’s mum and dad who inspire them the most


Richard Branson and JK Rowling have topped a poll of people mums and dads want their children to be like when they grow up.


The poll by Aquafresh found Jamie Oliver was the third choice for parents, while for children, their mums and dads are the ones they most want to be like, followed by Cheryl Cole and David Beckham.

The survey also found celebrity mum of one, Myleene Klass is the most admired celebrity mum, followed by Angelina Jolie and ex-Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown.

Mum’s top 5 ideal role models for children:

  1. Richard Branson
  2. JK Rowling
  3. Jamie Oliver
  4. Barack Obama
  5. Cheryl Cole

You’ll notice the top 5 ideal role models according to children are a little different…

  1. Mums and dads
  2. Cheryl Cole
  3. David Beckham
  4. Hannah Montana
  5. Wayne Rooney/ Teacher

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