Alyssa Milano continues making a positive impact in the lives of thousands people and animals around the world. Some consider Alyssa a perfect role model.
Alyssa Milano has a variety of titles. Alyssa described herself to Extraordinary Health in terms such as “mom, wife, actress, producer, activist, and designer.” After a slight pause, Alyssa is compelled to add a few more titles, describing herself as an “author, sports fan, and philanthropist.”
Milano’s entertainment career spans three decades. She has millions of fans from all occupations and lifestyles, including baby boomers and millennials. Even with all of her celebrated fame and recognition, the Brooklyn, New York, native places family values at the forefront of her life.
Alyssa Milano passionately gives much or her time and money to charitable causes like Charity: Water, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and a variety of other worthy, charitable causes.
Alyssa told Extraordinary Health about her most meaningful cause.
“I’ve been an ambassador with UNICEF since 2003 and have been all over the world with them. I have seen the life-saving work they do with very little pay, and they are amazing. I think every child deserves a happy, healthy, protected childhood and this is what UNICEF strives to accomplish.”
In May, 2004, Alyssa made her first UNICEF philanthropic trip to Angola, Africa where she was able to witness issues that were afflicting the newly liberated country. Following that trip, Milano embarked on to India in June 2005.
Alyssa Milano’s charitable involvement is visible in other non-profit organizations like Charity: Water. Alyssa is also involved in charitable causes like PETA and the Global Network. Twitter followers of Alyssa see posts about her involvement on nearly a daily basis.
Aside from her charitable work, at one time Alyssa was a vegetarian. In fact, the Hollywood actress also appeared on PETA commercials. However, Milano has since then started consuming meat products, claiming she had a craving for them during her second pregnancy.
Her current diet includes moderate portions of lean meat. Additionally, she avoids genetically modified foods and food products that contain preservatives. She also consumes very little sugar and claims she prefers to know where her food actually comes from.
Alyssa admits she splurges on dark chocolate on occasion. She describes how she stays in shape by regularly working out with yoga, Pilates, and spinning classes. Her health and beauty advice involves drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and taking vitamins on a daily basis.
On December 19, 1972, Alyssa Milano was born with the dyslexia disorder in Brooklyn, New York. However, dyslexia did not stop her from becoming the woman she is today.
Milano received a humanitarian award from Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations. She was also honored to receive the Spirit of Hollywood Award in 2004, an award honoring people in the entertainment profession who are committed and dedicated to making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Alyssa Milano is truly an inspiring role model. Her successful career, optimistic attitude, and charitable commitment have had a positive impact on lives of people in need and have helped in making her an inspiration to others who choose to follow in her footsteps.
[Featured image courtesy of Michael Buckner/Getty Images for UNICEF]