What public figures are your role models? Why?
(In answering this question, it’s all right to give specific names of individuals, as long as you are careful to avoid those who are controversial. You’ll be encountering the interviewer’s own biases in this matter, and you don’t know what they are. Rather than choose partisan political figures, you should mention the names of neutral individuals, such as highly regarded leaders in your community, well-known academic figures, or historical household names.)
I admire anyone who has the courage of his or her convictions and is not afraid to express them, like ________________________________________. People like _____________________________, who do something with their lives and contribute to society are also high on my list. Finally, those with new ideas, the innovators in science and the arts, such as ________________________, are people I admire.