What"s the diferrence between models and role-models?
I agree with you @Susan at your explanation.But I think,using the word "role" more express what we want to say and show more positive feeling about that person by whom we are influenced so much.
So for example--if I will say--She is my model--here it expresses like you are a boss of a fashion design company and the lady you refer is a model working in your company.
But if I say--She is my role model---then here it clearly expresses that the lady who I referring is a person whose attitude/behaviour helped me to transform my character or behaviour like her and I am feeling great for that.
Please correct me if I'm wrong as I'm also trying to learn English to make myself fluent.Thank you.Keep smiling:)
Susan and Sudeep have really explained the main differences...Its about adding context and using emphasis.
However, model is a verb as well as a noun. Role model is effectively just a noun.
So you could change the structure of your sentence to say...I MODEL myself on her because I believe in her value of perseverance.
You couldn't say I ROLE MODEL myself on her
I'm not sure if this helps the debate but I though it my help to clarify the difference
A model could be a person or a thing that is either employed or created to pose for an artist, photographer, or sculptor to showcase something.
A role model on the other hand is someone that other people look up to whether for his or her ideas, actions, and so on.