According to a reliable source, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the princess' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 13/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Princess Stéphanie of Monaco 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 55-year-old princess, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Princess Stéphanie of Monaco 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 princess have already been named ‘Monaco Of The Year’ by some major Monégasque newspapers and even ‘Monaco Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Monaco (Princess Stéphanie of Monaco's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the princess was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Princess Stéphanie of Monaco Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 12 Aug 2020
“Congrats! Stéphanie has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 12 Aug 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Princess Stéphanie of Monaco?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 12 Aug 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?
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