A perfect blend of curls and generosity, these ten celebrities are a major inspiration for curlies everywhere

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.

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Susonnah Gonzalez

Hi! I'm Susonnah Gonzalez. I write, work and live in Austin, TX. I began my wavy hair journey in college, which is when I really began to explore the needs of wavy hair and the products that work best with it. Every day is different with my hair but every day I learn something new!

Can someone explain to me how wearing a wig makes you a "Natural Curly"? Well known wiggies (and I mean FULL Wiggies)...not clip in pieces here and there...would be Beyonce and Tyra. You might as well add Wendy Williams, Vivica Fox and that gold digging chick from Atlanta Housewives (Kim Zolciak)to this list because I see Wig Central posted here.

You tell'em ELA234!

tyra, beyonce, and oprah: none of them wear their hair natural. When its curly, its done w/ a flat iron or a curling iron. I know beyonce and tyra DO have naturally curly hair, but don't wear it that way

ok really most pf the girls on there wear weave your not fooling anybody

Seriously..this site is about beautiful NATURAL curlies!!!! c'mon already..why do they post these people all the time.

TYRA AND BEYONCE?! They don't even wear their real hair, so to reference them in a natural hair article is pretty ridiculous. Wow, try some actual curly celebs next time. Who edited this!?

I'm with curly princesa. India Arie, Alicia Keys, Julia Roberts, Yaya Dacosta...where are they?

Angelina Jolie??? Madonna?? TYRA??? Really...who came up with this..not considering that most people on this list do not have naturally curly hair

Shakira's native county is spelled "Colombia" ;)