We’re running out of ways to say “Congratulations!” to Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder. The actor and activist has been named Josie Maran Cosmetics’ Model Citizen for 2013, People reports.

 

The site has an adorable video of Ian and Josie playing with puppies, while explaining just what the new title means.

 

“Ian isn’t just a good actor, he’s doing really beautiful acts in the world. He has a huge heart and a lot of energy and power to really change the world,” the makeup creator said. Inspired by his work with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Josie decided to give the honor of Model Citizen to the TVD star.

 

“I feel more empowered now, just having this title for the next 11 months and 11 days,” Ian says in the video, checking his watch.

 

Her cosmetics are made of natural ingredients and come in recyclable packaging, and 10% of the proceeds from a limited-edition three-piece Model Citizen collection will be donated to help Ian build his animal sanctuary.

 

“When a young person comes to that farm, they leave with a different understanding of compassion,” Ian says of his plans for the sanctuary, which will also house a youth education facility.

 

Great cause, great products. Everyone wins!

 

Source: People magazine