Celebrity WORDs and Stories

Celebrities, inspiration, they are people too? words that make sense here. We are all in this together - maybe your word is their word?

Chrissy Metz

TRUST

Actor, This is Us

"I am choosing TRUST to remind myself to trust myself!"

James Corden

NOW

Television Host

"Now is all we have."

Beyoncé

SURRENDER

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress

She took a minute to think and said “HOPE,” after a moment she changed her word to SURRENDER. 

Beyoncé speaks openly on how she surrenders in an MTV Documentary:

"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world."

Cody Simpson

PEACE

Musician, Singer & Songwriter

Cody chose the word PEACE. Cody loved the meaning behind the bracelet and put it on right there at the event. After spontaneously being pulled up on stage to speak next to the Dalai Lama, Cody took to his Instagram to say:

"A spiritual journey has no destination. Thank you @DalaiLama for leading a generation and being an instrumental carver of the road for world peace, #withcompassion."

Jaden Smith

CONSCIOUSNESS

Actor & Musician

Jaden chose CONSCIOUSNESS saying:

"I am into quantum physics and mathematics - that's why I felt the need for CONSCIOUSNESS. When you apply consciousness to something, that's how you heal something, that's how you fix something, you cure that issue - just by conscious intent. Consciousness is all that we have and it's the only thing that doesn't die." 
Jaden’s sister Willow also chose CONSCIOUSNESS as her word.

Jay-Z

EDUCATE

Musician, Rapper & Producer

Jay-Z is a firm believer in the power of education:

"I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. With Education comes refinement." 

Jay-Z is one of the most famous hip hop artists in the world, yet he uses his successes to bring change and positivity into the world. He is the creator of the Shawn Carter Foundation, a charity that benefits the underprivileged youths of America.

Justin Bieber

PURPOSE

Singer, Songwriter

Just before the release of his #1 album, Justin Bieber struggled through a turbulent time in his life. Justin spoke candidly with fans at an album release event saying,

"I just felt like I lost my place for a while. I lost my purpose, and I wanted to just be a light and let people know that whether you don't feel like you have a purpose, whether you're just trying to figure it out, there's a light at the end of the tunnel."


Kanye West

BEAUTIFY

Rapper, Songwriter & Producer

Kanye said that his word is BEAUTIFY - to make the world more beautiful. Every now and then we all need a reminder to take a step back and think about our intentions in life, just as Kanye did.

Kanye later wore the bracelet when he was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine.

Katie Couric

FAITH

Television Personality

Katie Couric, Co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer, chose SU2C and FAITH:

"There's never been a time when we've needed it more." 

Kim Kardashian West

NORTH

Media Personality

Kim Kardashian quickly learned how to balance her busy career with being a new mom. She spoke about the challenge with a parenting blog saying:

“I took a hiatus after I had the baby, and found it challenging to start working again because I didn’t want to spend any time away, but you adjust and prioritize, and just figure it out.”

She chose a bracelet with the word NORTH an indication that motherhood is the most important thing in her life, in the midst of all the chaos.

Larry King

WHY

Televison Host

He originally chose CURIOSITY then settled on WHY. Larry said:

"Why? Why? Why? If you are a curious person it always comes down to why. I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening."


Scooter Braun

JAGGER'S DAD

Record Executive

"This bracelet here is my goal. It's a MyIntent bracelet that says JAGGER'S DAD. My other son is Levi so I'm getting a second bracelet. And I'm actually looking forward to the achievement of the first time I go somewhere and no one calls me Scooter."

Chelsea Handler

KINDNESS & BREATHE

Comedian

She chose KINDNESS and BREATHE as reminders saying:

"I know to wait. I know to listen more than talk. I know silence isn't deadly - it's strong. I know that I lack empathy, and I need to look out for it. Vulnerability is not weakness. Vulnerability is strength."

Katy Perry

AUTHENTIC

Singer, Songwriter

She wants herself and everyone around her to be "unapologetically AUTHENTIC!"

Justin Baldoni

UNITY

Actor

Justin started the Carnival Of Love for the SkidRow community. Three years ago on Justin's bday he dreamed of a massive festival for one of the darkest areas of our country. Each year since on his bday, hundreds of volunteers come together to serve thousands of homeless by washing feet, providing hair cuts, hosting arts and crafts, and lots of food.

Gerard Butler

POWER, PEACE, & PURPOSE

He chose the mantra for Kids Kick Cancer that he supports. They use martial arts to help kids fighting cancer.

Conan O'Brien

DEATH BED

"Not to be morbid but is this going to matter when I am on my death bed? I get caught up in little things that don't really matter and this is a reminder to focus on the things that really do matter."

Jenna Ushkowitz

STRONGWILL

"I chose STRONGWILL not only because it's the meaning of my Korean name, but it also stays true to my intent in life. In always keeping true to my beliefs and going after what I want. Execution is crucial. You can dream and wish but if you don't go after what you want, how do you expect to get it? I've been lucky enough to have always had a guttural calling in life, a reason to be here. STRONGWILL reminds me to always stand my ground and follow that inner voice."

Torrey Devitto

WITHIN

"Last year my word was TRUTH and this year my word is WITHIN. Because everything I need is already WITHIN me. A simple concept that took a lot of life lessons and 30 years to finally grasp. Everything I was looking for was right in front of me, within me."

Michael Bolton

COMPASSION