"I've never wanted to be a lady who lunches; I've always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul," Meghan Markle wrote for Elle in 2016, as she spoke candidly about her purpose in life and how, with fame, came a sense of responsibility to do more.
Since, she's gone on to marry Prince Harry, become a working member of the royal family, and changed so many lives by being unapologetically herself.
Here, we look at why we love the Duchess of Sussex with 10 times she was a total badass:
Compiled by Bashiera Parker