David Otunga, TIME's Person of the Year 2018?

David Otunga among finalists for TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year?

According to a credible source, David Otunga is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2018. But while the lawyer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 13/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Otunga 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 37-year-old lawyer, as a 2018 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

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

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“David Otunga Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 12 Dec 2017
“Congrats! David has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 12 Dec 2017
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not David Otunga?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 12 Dec 2017

Could 2018 officially be the Year of David Otunga?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2018 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018?

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