According to a well-placed source, model with the longest legs in the world Ana Hickmann is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the model's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Hickmann 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 39-year-old model, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Hickmann 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 model have already been named ‘Brazilian Of The Year’ by some major Brazilian newspapers and even ‘Santa Cruz do Sul Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Santa Cruz do Sul (Ana Hickmann's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the model was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#HickmannPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 14 Aug 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAna”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 14 Aug 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Ana Hickmann?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 14 Aug 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Ana Hickmann?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?
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