Missy Peregrym, TIME's Person of the Year 2019?

Missy Peregrym among finalists for TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Missy Peregrym is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 20/10/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Peregrym 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 actress, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Peregrym 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 ‘Canadian Of The Year’ by some major Canadian newspapers and even ‘Montreal Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Montreal (Missy Peregrym'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:

“Missy Peregrym Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 19 Oct 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveMissy”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 19 Oct 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Missy Peregrym?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 19 Oct 2019

Could 2019 officially be the Year of Missy Peregrym?

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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