With the season of giving approaching, what's more appropriate than giving thanks to our curly celebrities for being so amazing? These women are beautiful, successful, and great role models for curlies everywhere. They are an inspiration for all of us to embrace our curls and give back to the community.

Mariah Carey

1. Mariah Carey

Loving her curls and her curves, singer/songwriter Mariah is also heavily involved in The Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit agency committed to providing underprivileged children with a free summer experience. The Fresh Air Fund believes in the transformative power of outdoor physical activity, as well as any activity that will help children develop into successful adults. Mariah Carey is not only a board member but has her very own Camp Mariah. Camp Mariah serves as the fund’s “Career Awareness Camp,” helping youths explore career possibilities and educational paths available to them. Coming from a humble background as well, Mariah knows all about what these children need to succeed.