Love her or hate her, these is no denying that many people are giving Angelina Jolie a huge amount of respect today for publicly revealing that she has had a preventive double mastectomy done after finding out that she had the gene BRCA1 which increased her chances of getting breast cancer.
While sure, Angelina has been very controversial over the years with her clothes, her lifestyle and her relationships, the actress and mother-of-six has done more good for this world than any other celebrity in the entertainment world right now and has done one heck of a job turning her wrongs whatever they may be to some people into rights. She has proved to us over and over again that she is a woman and citizen of the world and not only does she hold many causes close to her heart, but her actions prove that she truly deeply cares about the world and wants to make it a better place for not only her kids, but ours, too.
Simply put, there’s no one like Angie Jo on this planet when it comes to her passion, her beauty and her ability to make an impact in this world, where many people have failed to do so.
Take a look at the ten reasons why we love Angelina so much and let us know if you agree or disagree.
Beyond Brave 1 of 10
We've always known that Angelina Jolie was fearless (she did all of her own stunts in "Salt" after all), but after revealing that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she is beyond brave, too. Not many people could make such a life-altering decision, but Angelina did, explaining that she put her family first and didn't want to have her children worry that one day their mother "might not be there" anymore. Fearless, courageous and brave: she is our woman of the year.
UN Ambassador 2 of 10
Angelina has been serving as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commission on Refugees for many years now. She's visited Thailand, Kosovo, Ecuador, Namibia, Jordan, Egypt, Chad, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Haiti, Costa Rica, Sudan, and Iraq as part of her job. Yeah, she's not one of those celebrities who takes a break in Cabo for Thanksgiving weekend, because instead she's just that busy working on her commitment to change the world to make it a better place for not only her kids, but our kids, too.
Humanitarian Work in Cambodia 3 of 10
Cambodia has a very special place in Angelina's heart, and that's not just because she adopted her first son Maddox from there. Cambodia is one of the world's poorest countries, and still struggles with the after-effects of the devastating war that ravaged the country. Angie has been recognized as the foreigner who has done the most for the country in recent history, and was awarded honorary citizenship in 2006.
Gorgeous 4 of 10
Let's face it, she's gorgeous. There is not even one flaw on that face and she has the type of timeless, classic beauty that you only see in Hollywood once every half century. Women envy her, want to be her, and perhaps most importantly, want to possess the same confidence and cool, kick-ass aura that she has.
Self Expression 5 of 10
If there is one role model I'd like to have my daughter look up to from the entertainment world, it would be Angelina. Even though she's been controversial at times, she is a person who has never been afraid to express herself emotionally, artistically and otherwise. There is a lot to admire in a person who feels free enough to express herself so openly, even when everyone might not agree with it. Angelina is as real as they come. She is always herself and doesn't have a problem speaking her mind.
She’s With Brad Pitt 6 of 10
Ok, so they might have not had a fairy-tale beginning to their relationship and Angie has received quite a lot of scorn due to the fact that Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston while they first got together, but eight years, six children and one engagement ring later, these two are still considered Hollywood's elite and golden couple. These two have joined forces to do more good in the world and are definitely not interested in all of the red carpet hoopla that comes with their fame. When it comes to their private lives, they are partners and parents first, and celebrities last.
Motherhood Instict 7 of 10
She is a mother's mother. Not only is Angelina a beautiful talented woman but she is a great mother with very natural instincts. She has not only given birth to three children but adopted three children as well. She is not only trying to change the world but especially the lives of children. It might not be easy living with six children under the same roof, but Angie doesn't make any apologies for it and tries to make her family work as much as she can. And there's no doubt that she loves all of her children unconditionally.
Attitude 8 of 10
Angie possesses an attitude that is full of hope and optimism. She uses her celebrity status to try and change the world. She has a true passion for making the world a better place. Rather than play the blame game with the media, she uses it as a tool to her advantage instead. She understand that the media can be a tool to advance causes and has done so many times in the past.
Not Superficial Like Many Other Celebs 9 of 10
Angie isn't a celebrity who tries the latest trends in Hollywood or is obsessed with having the latest accessories. Instead, she's been carrying her same Louis Vuitton handbag for years now and when it comes to her mom style, she's more comfortable and casual than she is chic and stylish (which is something we relate too as stay-at-home and working moms, too). Sure, she still loves her leather but she doesn't wear it out to the supermarkets in L.A.
Simply The Best 10 of 10
There is no other Hollywood actress that has had such a positive impact on the world than Angie. Love her or hate her, we can't help but find her to be incredibly courageous for telling her story to help other women with similar experiences and to potentially save their lives, too. Saint Angie, we not only have incredible respect for you, but we simply adore you, too.
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