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Keiana is already a trailblazer—and she’s only 21. Her current project is Sublima, a company working to provide the first non-hormonal birth control pill, and that’s just one of Keiana’s many scientific endeavors. She realized she had the power to be a changemaker following the BP oil spill in 2010, when her research showed that cancer-causing molecules developed in the water less than 12 hours after the spill.

Keiana Cavé, Scientist & CEO - #AerieREAL Life

Keiana is already a trailblazer—and she’s only 21. Her current project is Sublima, a company working to provide the first non-hormonal birth control pill, and that’s just one of Keiana’s many scientific endeavors. She realized she had the power to be a changemaker following the BP oil spill in 2010, when her research showed that cancer-causing molecules developed in the water less than 12 hours after the spill.

Lana is best known for her roles in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and X-Men. She was adopted from Vietnam and grew up in the US, and she recognizes how lucky she was to get an amazing education. That privilege isn’t given to everyone, so Lana has used her platform to give back to girls in Vietnam through a scholarship with the Asia Foundation.

Lana Condor, Actor - #AerieREAL Life

Lana is best known for her roles in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and X-Men. She was adopted from Vietnam and grew up in the US, and she recognizes how lucky she was to get an amazing education. That privilege isn’t given to everyone, so Lana has used her platform to give back to girls in Vietnam through a scholarship with the Asia Foundation.

Beyond making history as the first female DJ for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Tiff brings people together through music, movement and meditation with her wellness series Look IN vs. Lookin’, where she helps show people that happiness lies within.

Tiff McFierce, DJ & Wellness Advocate - #AerieREAL Life

Beyond making history as the first female DJ for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Tiff brings people together through music, movement and meditation with her wellness series Look IN vs. Lookin’, where she helps show people that happiness lies within.

Meet your new 2020 #AerieREAL Role Models!

Role Models - #AerieREAL Life

Meet your new 2020 #AerieREAL Role Models!

You may also know Manuela as @thegirlgonegreen, where she makes art out of trash and encourages people to take small steps that together, can make a big impact on the future of our environment. Manuela’s work started after a vacation to Vietnam, when she was struck by how much pollution there was in the rivers and ocean. It made her realize that she was part of the problem, and she wanted to be part of the solution.

Manuela Barón, Sustainability Activist - #AerieREAL Life

You may also know Manuela as @thegirlgonegreen, where she makes art out of trash and encourages people to take small steps that together, can make a big impact on the future of our environment. Manuela’s work started after a vacation to Vietnam, when she was struck by how much pollution there was in the rivers and ocean. It made her realize that she was part of the problem, and she wanted to be part of the solution.

Beyond making history as the first female DJ for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Tiff brings people together through music, movement and meditation with her wellness series Look IN vs. Lookin’, where she helps show people that happiness lies within.

Tiff McFierce, DJ & Wellness Advocate - #AerieREAL Life

Beyond making history as the first female DJ for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Tiff brings people together through music, movement and meditation with her wellness series Look IN vs. Lookin’, where she helps show people that happiness lies within.

Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, and struggled with bullying throughout her adolescent years. She’s used her experience to make a difference—Molly’s openness and honesty about her story has inspired others to overcome adversity. She just released a new audiobook, It’s Not What It Looks Like, helping to create even more of an impact.

Molly Burke, YouTuber & Motivational Speaker - #AerieREAL Life

Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, and struggled with bullying throughout her adolescent years. She’s used her experience to make a difference—Molly’s openness and honesty about her story has inspired others to overcome adversity. She just released a new audiobook, It’s Not What It Looks Like, helping to create even more of an impact.

Hari is best known for her roles in Transparent, Assassination Nation, and You, and her writing in Vice and Dazed. To Hari, being a changemaker simply means taking the initiative to help others when opportunities arise. She helps to provide direction, raise money, or just support her friends and people in her community when they need it.

Hari Nef, Actor & Writer - #AerieREAL Life

Hari is best known for her roles in Transparent, Assassination Nation, and You, and her writing in Vice and Dazed. To Hari, being a changemaker simply means taking the initiative to help others when opportunities arise. She helps to provide direction, raise money, or just support her friends and people in her community when they need it.

Iskra is our original #AerieREAL Role Model, a Self-Care Activist, NEDA Ambassador, and soon-to-be mama! As a pioneer in the body confidence movement and a strong advocate for mental health and wellness, Iskra’s mission is to inspire everyone to love their REAL selves, inside and out.

Iskra, Self-Care Activist - #AerieREAL Life

Iskra is our original #AerieREAL Role Model, a Self-Care Activist, NEDA Ambassador, and soon-to-be mama! As a pioneer in the body confidence movement and a strong advocate for mental health and wellness, Iskra’s mission is to inspire everyone to love their REAL selves, inside and out.

Jenna challenges women to go after their biggest dreams. Through The Goal Digger Podcast, her online courses and sharing her REAL life with her husband and daughter on social media, she proves that it really is possible to have it all.

Jenna Kutcher, Entrepreneur & Podcaster - #AerieREAL Life

Jenna challenges women to go after their biggest dreams. Through The Goal Digger Podcast, her online courses and sharing her REAL life with her husband and daughter on social media, she proves that it really is possible to have it all.

Beyond snowboarding, Brenna is a motivational speaker, an ESPY winner, and on top of it all—a mom. It was only after losing her leg to cancer at age 14 that Brenna started her now award-winning snowboarding career, proving to herself and everyone around her that anything is possible.

Brenna Huckaby, Gold Medal Paralympic Snowboarder - #AerieREAL Life

Beyond snowboarding, Brenna is a motivational speaker, an ESPY winner, and on top of it all—a mom. It was only after losing her leg to cancer at age 14 that Brenna started her now award-winning snowboarding career, proving to herself and everyone around her that anything is possible.

Aly took an experience that leaves so many feeling so powerless, and used it to empower others to speak out, too.

Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate - #AerieREAL Life

Aly took an experience that leaves so many feeling so powerless, and used it to empower others to speak out, too.

Not only is Ali a celebrated actor, singer and dancer—she was the first person using a wheelchair to appear on Broadway. She starred most recently as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! in the performance that led her to win Best Supporting Actress.

Ali Stroker, Tony Award Winning Actor - #AerieREAL Life

Not only is Ali a celebrated actor, singer and dancer—she was the first person using a wheelchair to appear on Broadway. She starred most recently as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! in the performance that led her to win Best Supporting Actress.

Beanie is best known for her movies Booksmart, Ladybird and How to Build a Girl, her role on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, and her upcoming role as Monica Lewinsky in the third season of American Crime Story. She is purposeful about the parts she chooses, and makes it a point to choose roles with empowering messages.

Beanie Feldstein, Actor - #AerieREAL Life

Beanie is best known for her movies Booksmart, Ladybird and How to Build a Girl, her role on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, and her upcoming role as Monica Lewinsky in the third season of American Crime Story. She is purposeful about the parts she chooses, and makes it a point to choose roles with empowering messages.

Dre founded Smile On Me, an NYC-based organization with a mission to awaken every girl to her inner greatness, and empower her to disrupt the status quo and impact the world. 30% of girls in New York City live in poverty, and it can be difficult for their families to prepare them for puberty when they’re already struggling to make ends meet. Smile On Me provides hygiene products for girls, in addition to essential support and education on hygiene, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health.

Dre Thomas, Founder of Smile On Me - #AerieREAL Life

Dre founded Smile On Me, an NYC-based organization with a mission to awaken every girl to her inner greatness, and empower her to disrupt the status quo and impact the world. 30% of girls in New York City live in poverty, and it can be difficult for their families to prepare them for puberty when they’re already struggling to make ends meet. Smile On Me provides hygiene products for girls, in addition to essential support and education on hygiene, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health.