Cody Simpson knows, that with his young fan base, many kids are looking up to him. That’s why the Aussie singer says he tries to behave responsibly – and also why he was awarded the Role Model Award at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards!
“I’ve always done my best to be the best role model I could for my fans and set a good example,” he told HollywoodLife.com. “Tonight, they’re recognizing me for the work I’ve done with Teen Cancer here in the U.S. I’m doing my best to spread a positive message and make a difference any way I can.”
The 16-year-old is currently on tour with Justin Bieber, and talked about what he’s learned from the superstar. “I love being able to see different artists, such as him,” he said. “Any chance I get to go to live shows, I love being able to go and learn. It’s great.”
But it’s another young star that Cody is eager to work with – Ariana Grande, with whom he shares a manager. “She’s very talented,” he said. “She has an incredible voice.”
So is a Cody/Ariana duet coming up in the future? Stay tuned.