Kristen Bell has always been one of my favorite celebrities. Anyone who is amazing on the screen and hilarious during interviews wins my heart, and Kristen Bell is definitely one of my biggest girl crushes. I became borderline obsessed after watching Veronica Mars for the first time. It was a weird situation. Anyway, long story short, I just love her. I really think we could be friends (do I say that about all of my favorite celebrities? Let's just say no).
Not only is Kristen Bell absolutely gorgeous and hilarious, she is also a really good person, which is why I've chosen to spotlight her for this week's Motivated Monday.
She supports gay rights.
First of all, Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are the perfect couple. They are freaking adorable together, and a lot of their beliefs about major issues coincide with each other, which is super awesome. I'm sure many of you knew that the two of them decided that they weren't going to get married until their gay friends had the same right. They had been engaged since 2009, and when the DOMA was deemed constitutional last year, they finally got married.
She loves animals.
A lot of people like animals but don't do anything with that love. I see the commercials with the sad animals that need homes. I hear these awful stories about tortured or abused animals, and my heart hurts for them, but like most people, I don't do anything about it. Kristen Bell does. She's worked with several humane societies and attends fundraisers for a number of non-profits dedicated to ending animal cruelty. She's won many awards for her work in saving animals, and she's even launched an initiative called Special Needs that helps animals with special needs. She's also been a vegetarian since she was 11. I mean, how incredible is that?
She's an awesome mom.
From what I've heard about Kristen's relationship with her daughter, Lincoln, I think that she's an excellent mother. My mom is one of the most open people I know. She says whatever, whenever, and if she's curious about something, she just asks. I picture Lincoln's upbringing being similar to that. Some parents shelter their children for as long as they can before they realize they aren't kids anymore. Kristen wants to do just the opposite and just be honest with Lincoln. Not necessarily saying "Here, watch all this sexy stuff," but whenever she discovers things and has questions, Kristen (and Dax) don't intend on shying away from these things. She also wants to make it Lincoln's choice to be in the spotlight or not. Cool mom award def goes Kristen Bell!
Ellen loves her.
I support anything endorsed by Ellen DeGeneres because she is my hero.
If all of that didn't convince you to love Kristen Bell, maybe this video will: