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John Cena honored on DoSomething.org's 2015 Celebs Gone Good List
NEW YORK CITY – DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit organization for young people and social change has announced its eighth annual Celebs Gone Good list and WWE Superstar John Cena ranks No. 5! Celebs Gone Good recognizes the year's top celebrities who use their star power for social change.
Cena's popular catchphrase "Never Give Up" is also a real-life mantra that he uses to inspire those battling life-threatening illnesses. For more than a decade, Cena has been granting the wishes of children through WWE's 30-plus year partnership with Make-A-Wish. He is also the most requested wish granter of all time, having granted more than 500 wishes (and counting) for children around the world.
For more on Cena's win, visit DoSomething.org.
Cena is among other major celebrities on the 2015, including Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, Caitlyn Jenner and Serena Williams.
The 2015 "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good" list:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Miley Cyrus
4. Angelina Jolie Pitt
5. John Cena
7. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
8. Viola Davis
9. Amy Schumer
10. Demi Lovato
11. Justin Bieber
12. Kerry Washington
13. Mindy Kaling
14. Lena Dunham
15. Serena Williams
16. Karlie Kloss
17. Caitlyn Jenner
19. Misha Collins
20. Shawn Mendes
In addition to the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good list, DoSomething.org chose five "Celebs to Watch in 2016" highlighting young talent using their platforms to give back. Star of Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World Rowan Blanchard used her huge following on Instagram to share an essay she wrote on intersectional feminism. "Hunger Games" star Amandla Stenberg called out cultural appropriation in her "Don't Cash Crop on My Cornrows" video. Star of ABC's "Black-ish" Yara Shahidi is a vocal advocate for STEM education. Rapper Becky G is an avid supporter of the Salvation Army, and pop star Madison Beer uses her massive social following to activate her fans around issues including bullying and homelessness.
The "Top Internet Celebs" were chosen by fans for using the power of their online platforms for social good. This year's winners are: Rooster Teeth, Yogscast, Andrea Russett, Hannah Hart and ElloSteph.
The winners of Top Celebs & Celebs to Watch are compiled as a result of a three-part methodology (1) Votes and nominations from the public (2) Celebrities' STARmeter ranking on Internet Movie Database and (3) Advice from Celebs Gone Good Advisory Committee.
For more information about Celebs Gone Good, visit CelebsGoneGood.com.
For more information about DoSomething.org, visit DoSomething.org.