According to a well-placed source, Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra 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 19/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Chopra 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 Chopra 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 ‘Indian Of The Year’ by some major Indian newspapers and even ‘Jamshedpur Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Jamshedpur (Priyanka Chopra'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:
“Priyanka Chopra Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 18 Sep 2019
“Congrats! Priyanka has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 18 Sep 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Priyanka Chopra?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 18 Sep 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Priyanka Chopra?
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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