Gabriela Isler, TIME's Person of the Year 2019?

Miss Universe 2013 among finalists for TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year?

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According to a well-informed source, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the model's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 21/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Isler 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 30-year-old model, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Isler 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 ‘Venezuelan Of The Year’ by some major Venezuelan newspapers and even ‘Valencia Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Valencia (Gabriela Isler'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:

“#IslerPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 20 Feb 2019
“Congrats! Gabriela has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 20 Feb 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Gabriela Isler?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Feb 2019

Could 2019 officially be the Year of Gabriela Isler?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2019 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019?

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