Kristin Kreuk, TIME's Person of the Year 2016?

Kristin Kreuk among finalists for TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year?

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According to a top source, Kristin Kreuk is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2016. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 12/02/2016 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Kreuk for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 33-year-old actress, as a 2016 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Kreuk so important is the potential and influence she now has, rather than anything she has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the actress have already been named ‘Canadian Of The Year’ by some major Canadian newspapers and even ‘Vancouver Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Vancouver (Kristin Kreuk's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Kristin Kreuk Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 11 Feb 2016
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveKristin”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 11 Feb 2016
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Kristin Kreuk?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 11 Feb 2016

Could 2016 officially be the Year of Kristin Kreuk?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2016 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2016?

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