Lara Stone, TIME's Person of the Year 2019?

Lara Stone among finalists for TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year?

According to a credible source, Lara Stone 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 Stone 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 35-year-old model, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Stone 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 ‘Dutch Of The Year’ by some major Dutch newspapers and even ‘Geldrop Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Geldrop (Lara Stone'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:

“Lara Stone Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 20 Feb 2019
“Congrats! Lara 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 Lara Stone?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Feb 2019

Could 2019 officially be the Year of Lara Stone?

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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