Some strive their whole lives to be deemed a "role model," but for two local girls, the job comes easily.
The teen magazine "Discovery Girls" recently recognized Gabi Goffman, 12, of Corona del Mar, and Kristina Lai, 10, of Irvine, for their ability to radiate positive values. The magazine held a contest to find 10 great role models for girls.
"Our ideal role model is not a perfect girl, but a girl who works hard everyday to become more confident and resilient," the magazine's website reads.
What do Gabi and Kristina think it means to be a role model?
"I think it means that you have to be good at helping other people and a good example for little kids," Kristina said.
"My idea of a role model is someone that when you're struggling or going through (tough) times can help you, sort of like a best friend," Gabi responded.