YouGov performed their annual survey of the most admired people in the world, and Emma Watson jumped up to join the top five in the Most Admired Women of 2019 list. The Harry Potter star came in just behind Michelle Obama, who was in first place, as well as Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, and Queen Elizabeth II.
According to MuggleNet, the survey spans 41 countries and asks about men and women. The Obamas are killing it this year, as not only is Michelle in first place, but Barack is in second for most admired men (only Bill Gates managed to beat him).
Watson's new ranking comes as no real surprise, since the 29-year-old actress is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and a face of the UN's movement for gender equality, HeForShe.
Not only that, but Watson also began an online feminist book club called "Our Shared Shelf." On its Goodreads page, the description says, "As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on."