Who do you look up to in your life? Who inspires you to dream big and aspire to be great? Is it your parents? A celebrity? A historical figure? This Black History Month, we asked 12 of your favorite stars to tell us about the strong Black role models they have been influenced by.
From their family members to the people who inspired their careers, you'll be surprised by just how many people have played a role in shaping these stars into who they are today.
Click through the gallery to learn about the strong role models your fave stars look up to. Then, feel free to share your own story about who inspires you by leaving a comment below.