–noun; a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, esp. by younger people.
Incredibly, Kourtney Kardashian has not been heard from in days. We can only assume she's saving a new batch of mundane quotes and thoughts about her pregnancy for an upcoming, in-depth interview.
Fortunately, Erica Mena - who E! News describes as a "video vixen turned sales associate" at Dash in Miami - is on record as saying that Kourtney should be admired for being so open about her knocked up state.
"The fact that Kourtney puts everything out there about her pregnancy for the world to know makes her more of a role model," Mena told Marc Malkin. "It's realistic and it's the truth, and for a young girl going through the same thing - forgetting to the take the pill, considering abortion - it's nice to know Kourtney is someone a person can look up to in the public eye."
Note to Erica: a role model is someone to whom other should aspire; not someone that simply makes the same mistakes as thousands of women every year. Realism does not equate to admiration.
Mena also says that Scott Disick is a "natural" with children and "more excited than anyone" about the impending money he can earn from selling photos of the baby. Guess that makes him a role model, too!
Do you think Kourtney Kardashian is a role model?