I started writing an essay but then I went back again and read ALIVE. For some reason I can't think of any one who is still living. All of my role models have passed.
Well, we have no clue about what sort of personality you are looking at or who are your role models. So, it is difficult to give you any suggestions in this regard. However, you've got to do some research along your interest lines and find a person who's still alive :D There should be many if you really get on the track :) However, in politics and religion, it may be pretty hard to find one ...LOL