Malala counts among her fans, the likes of Bill Gates and David Beckham - Photographs  courtesy Bill Gates' Facebook/David Beckham's Instagram
Malala counts among her fans, the likes of Bill Gates and David Beckham - Photographs courtesy Bill Gates' Facebook/David Beckham's Instagram

Education activist and teenage role model Malala Yousufzai has inspired a sizable fan following, which gets more star-studded day by day.

From Ellen DeGeneres and Angelina Jolie to Selena Gomez and Ivanka Trump, celebrities from all spheres have lent support to the 18-year-old's movement to make education accessible to every child across the globe.

Here's definitive proof that Malala also leaves grown men giddy with glee:

1. David Beckham couldn't help but bag his second photo-op with her:

Both Malala and David Beckham were at the Global Citizens Festival in New York City on Saturday Night, where Beckham seized the opportunity to make the most of his second meeting with her.

I was fortunate again to meet the incredible and inspirational Malala. A true role model to so many people

A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

On their first meeting, Beckham presented Malala with the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain award. He seems just as chuffed to be standing next to her this time around.

2. Bill Gates thinks he's bagged ultimate bragging rights with this photo:

Sharing this photograph with Malala on Facebook, Bill Gates wrote, "We’re lucky to have such a passionate advocate for women & girls. My daughters are going to be jealous of this photo." The two are posing on the red carpet of a screening of Malala's biographical documentary, He Named Me Malala.

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