Demi Lovato, Pink & More Make Up 'People' List of 25 Women Changing the World

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Demi Lovato at the 3rd Annual InStyle Awards at the Getty Center on Oct. 23, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

On Wednesday (Nov. 1), People revealed the start of its 25 Women Changing the World list. Among the recipients unveiled this far are pop singer-songwriters Demi Lovato and Pink, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and other "real-life wonder women."

A feature on Gadot is kicking everything off, including a short video compilation of comments from various women being honored. "They said that someone like me couldn't make it in this industry," actress America Ferrara says in the accompanying video, "and I did."

"They said I couldn't start a company, and I did," actress Jessica Alba says.

"They told me I couldn't act in the United States because of my accent, and here we are, in Hollywood," Gadot says.

"They said that I wouldn't make it, but here I am," Demi Lovato says.

"They all said I couldn't do any of the things I'm doing now," Pink says. 

The written feature expands on Gadot, who is joined by ER nurse Kelly Lynch, Marine pilot Major Khadijah M. Nashagh, Southern California firefighter Lovie Jung, ER peditrician Dr. Liza Kearl and Air Force Capt. Staci Rouse.

In Israel, all citizens are required to enlist with the military when they turn 18 years old, and Gadot served her country for two years before acting as a superhero on screen. "There is something very important and unique about the fact that you're putting your life on hold and you're giving back to your country," Gadot said. "There is something beautiful in that selflessness." 

Gadot added about her role in the Wonder Woman franchise: “It’s amazing that girls are exposed to the visual of strong women that are fighting so beautifully and having this amazing sisterhood relationship and caring to each other, but yet they can hold a sword and ride a horse. But you can’t only empower the women. You ‘ve got to educate the men too. This movie is for everyone. It’s for boys to go to the movies and see that women can be amazing and badass and strong and inspiring, and not only me.”

To view the full feature, click here.


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