Striv­ing to be a pos­i­tive fig­ure

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TEENAGE ac­tress Paris Jackson has re­vealed she wants to be a good role model for chil­dren.

The 19-year-old daugh­ter of pop leg­end Michael Jackson has re­vealed her am­bi­tion is to make a pos­i­tive im­pres­sion on the fash­ion world, and Paris also wants to be­come a healthy in­flu­ence in the lives of young women.

She shared: “I re­ally want to leave a pos­i­tive im­print in the fash­ion world, mostly re­gard­ing the me­dia and the stereo­typ­i­cal beauty stan­dard that is blasted all over ev­ery mag­a­zine you see, ev­ery ar­ti­cle that pops up on your phone screen, ev­ery bill­board you see while you’re driv­ing down the street.

“I al­ready have many young girls look­ing up to me and I want to be some­thing their par­ents are okay with them look­ing up to.”

Paris is bal­anc­ing her bur­geon­ing ca­reer as a model with her am­bi­tion of be­com­ing a screen star. The teenager re­cently se­cured a role in US TV se­ries Star, while she has also just fin­ished shoot­ing her first movie.

Ex­plain­ing her pas­sion for act­ing, Paris told Aus­tralian Vogue mag­a­zine: “I’ve al­ways just loved the as­pect of sto­ry­telling and get­ting my head into a new space, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the shoes of another per­son/char­ac­ter, and sus­pend­ing re­al­ity for a mo­ment.”

Paris’s movie de­but sees her star along­side Char­l­ize Theron and Amanda Seyfried in the Nash Edger­ton-di­rected ac­tion-com­edy Gringo.

And Paris ad­mit­ted the Aus­tralian moviemaker played a cru­cial role in en­sur­ing she felt at ease on set.

Mean­while, Jer­maine Jackson re­cently ad­mit­ted he wor­ries fame could “break” his niece.

“We’re very proud of Paris. I just think we have to make sure she is okay be­cause this busi­ness is not kind to any­body. It can break you.

“You have to know when to hold them, when to fold them, when to make your move and when to hold back.” – Bang Me­dia

PIC­TURE: AP

MIS­SION: Paris Jackson

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