My Own Mt. Rushmore

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My Own Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore is one of America’s most recognized national monuments, sporting the faces of 4 of our nation’s greatest presidents: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson. If I were to reconstruct Mt. Rushmore with faces of my choosing, I would choose to put 4 of my favorite people in the whole world: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Seacrest, Ivan Doroschuk, and Alana “Honey Boo-Boo” Thompson.

Nicolas Cage is one of my role models because he is a severely underappreciated actor. His talent levels are off the charts, yet people just can’t seem to recognize his unbelievable skills as both an actor, and as an entertainer. But despite the hate he receives he continues to make Oscar-worthy motion pictures such as National Treasure, National Treasure 2, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance, and Season of the Witch. He deserves a spot on my hypothetical Mt. Rushmore because of his intrepid nature and uncanny acting skills.

The next notable individual on my Mt. Rushmore is America’s sweetheart Ryan Seacrest. A television producer, a TV host, a radio host, and an all-around natural wonder of the world, he fearlessly continues to pioneer the media field by stretching the boundaries of his profession. He hosts the 12-year show American Idol, his own radio show called “On the Air With Ryan Seacrest”, and has even hosted several TV specials such as Gladiators 2000, and NBC Saturday Night at the Movies. He deserves perhaps the biggest spot on my Mt. Rushmore because of his skills as a producer, and as a talented host.

My third candidate for my personal Mt. Rushmore is Ivan Doroschuk, the lead singer of the popular 80’s musical group Men Without Hats. Born Men Without Hats is a Canadian New Wave group from Montreal, Quebec. Their music is characterized by the distinctive baritone voice of their lead singer Ivan Doroschuk as well as their elaborate use of synthesizers and electronic processing. They achieved their...
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