There’s nothing more beautiful than a fair lady backed up with a kind heart. Isn’t that what makes Disney princesses—or any leading lady role, for that matter—so likeable? When you have the resources to do so, you speak up, you raise awareness, and do whatever small act you can to help out a cause you feel passionately about, without the need for someome to tell you to do so.
Below, the 10 ladies whose acts did not go unnoticed:
KC Concepcion has been an ambassador of the UN World Food Programme. Aside from actively helping out with feeding programs, the actress travels around the country to help with relief efforts in times of tragedy or work hand in hand with the government to create a better disaster response. In 2012, she went to Nepal with photographer Mark Nicdao. After the quake that hit the country this year, they both raised funds for the cause by showcasing Mark's brilliant photographs.
Emma Watson is a UN Goodwill Ambassador—a good one at that. With her pretty face, she’s bound to get attention for the He for She campaign; but it is her voice, her honest opinion on gender equality and feminism, and her poise that get people to listen.
Heart has been an active spokesperson of PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society). Aside from the fact that she adopts stray cats and dogs (she even owns an AsPin named Princess Panda), she also voices out her opinion on matters such as the Philippine Ordinance 2386 that limits the number of pets a household can have. Her social media is also active in raising awareness on dog abuse and such.
Aside from Heart, Carla Abellana is also a big supporter of PAWS. While everyone else was busy with relief operations for our brothers and sisters who lost their homes during Typhoon Yolanda, the actress took time to care for those animals who lost everything. Her Instagram account is proof that she’s still active at promoting animal rights until today.
When the Teen Queen turned 18, she was given a chance to donate to a charity of her choice and she chose CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) Welfare Philippines. Just like PAWS, the cause aims to care and find homes for abandoned or abused animals. The actress is also opposed to the Yulin Festival, a Chinese tradition which allows slaughtering of thousands of dogs to eat (just the thought of it makes us cringe!).
Joey Mead King
We bet you didn’t know that model/host/Asia’s Next Top Model judge Joey Mead-King is actually a pet lover. She has countless #kingmeadpets, which include a stray cat they took into their home. No wonder she was chosen to be the face of PAWS’ cat adoption campaign.
Miley Cyrus may be a crazy twerker and outrageous dresser, but she founded the Happy Hippie Foundation, a group that rallies young people to fight for justice for the homeless and the LGBTQ youth.
Selena Gomez is Unicef’s youngest goodwill ambassador. She’s been an active advocate since 2009 helping vulnerable children by participating in numerous campaigns, events, and initiatives on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Here in the Philippines, the face of Red Cross is a real-life Angel. With her efforts over the years, she has helped make the Richard Gordon’s project the premier humanitarian organization in the country. Whether there’s a natural disaster or not, she's always there to support in whatever way she can.
This year, aside from her annual celebration with her supporters, Kim Chiu spent her special day with the women of Holy Family Home Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization managed by the Congregation of the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family. The foundation is a home for abandoned, neglected, orphaned, and physically abused girls.
This story orginally appeared on Stylebible.ph
*Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.