According to a well-placed source, Coco Rocha is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the model's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 24/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Rocha 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 32-year-old model, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Rocha 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 ‘Canadian Of The Year’ by some major Canadian newspapers and even ‘Toronto Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Toronto (Coco Rocha'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:
“Coco Rocha Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 23 Jun 2021
“Congrats! Coco has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 23 Jun 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Coco Rocha?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 23 Jun 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Coco Rocha?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2021 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2021?
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