Rousey isn’t comfortable with role model status

November 4, 2015 8:01 am by bjpenndotcom

Being a UFC champion brings millions of eyes and draws tons of attention. Champions are constantly under the microscope from the media, fans, and young children who aspire to be like their favorite fighters.

Last month for Halloween we saw many costumes of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. During a recent interview Rousey revealed that she doesn’t see herself as a perfect role model.

MMAJunkie has the transcription:

“It is very flattering. I have tried to do my best, but sometimes I feel I am not infallible enough to really be the perfect role model for little girls. I try my best, that’s the best that I can do. I’m sure some mothers are happy about it and some don’t approve and that’s up to them and how they choose to parent.”

“There are different kind of role models. There are bodily role models and I didn’t really have any healthy bodily role models growing up. I am just trying to represent one body type that hasn’t really been shown at all in the mainstream media.”

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