10 Most Polite Stars of 2017

Pro golfer Rickie Fowler takes the No. 1 slot
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2018 8:19 AM CST
10 Politest Stars of 2017
In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, Aly Raisman shows off her silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, FIle)

Athletes are usually known for their strength and speed, but three big names can also add "politeness" to their CVs. The National League of Junior Cotillions, a group that trains kids in ballroom dancing (as well as to "act and learn to treat others with honor, dignity, and respect for better relationships," per its website), has released its annual list of the "best-mannered" celebrities in 2017. The person who would most earn Miss Manners' nod of approval: pro golfer Rickie Fowler, who showed "consistently well-mannered conduct both on and off the golf course," the NLJC said in a statement to USA Today. "We believe this year's student nominations (and our ultimate winners) are a reminder that, whether you are a celebrity, athlete, musician, or politician, America's young people are watching and they do value character." Last year's top spot went to gymnast Simone Biles. Rounding out the top 10 this year, in addition to Fowler:

  1. Aly Raisman, gymnast
  2. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans quarterback
  3. Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper star and soon-to-be mom of five
  4. Sadie Robertson, Duck Dynasty star
  5. David Beckham, former pro soccer player
  6. Selena Gomez, singer
  7. Thomas Rhett, country music performer
  8. Matt Kuchar, pro golfer
  9. Meghan Markle, actress and soon-to-be wife of Prince Harry
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