Lesley-Anne Down, TIME's Person of the Year 2018?

Lesley-Anne Down among finalists for TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year?

According to a reliable source, Lesley-Anne Down is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2018. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 22/06/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Down 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 64-year-old actress, as a 2018 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Down 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 actress have already been named ‘Briton Of The Year’ by some major British newspapers and even ‘London Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in London (Lesley-Anne Down's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“#DownPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 21 Jun 2018
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveLesley-Anne”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 21 Jun 2018
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Lesley-Anne Down?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Jun 2018

Could 2018 officially be the Year of Lesley-Anne Down?

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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