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[VIDEO] Katy Perry Says She's Not a Role Model During Billboard Women of the Year Acceptance Speech
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.03.2012



Here is Katy Perry's acceptance speech for receiving the 2012 Billboard Women of the Year. In the speech, Perry says she doesn't view herself as a feminist or a role model, but hopes that she does inspire some people.

"I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," she said. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I am an inspiration for them, especially young women. My mantra, especially for the ['Part Of Me'] film, was: If you believe in yourself, you can be anything."

She goes on to thank her mother and sister, as well as her cousin "who just had a baby with no epidural."

She added, "People don't want to look up to someone. They want to look at across at someone and say, 'That's my girl. She's singing something I don't know how to put into words. She's captured something and became the soundtrack of my life.' And I know that if I get out of line, my sister back home will whack me across the face - and so will my management."








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