Ursula Andress, TIME's Person of the Year 2017?

Ursula Andress among finalists for TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Ursula Andress is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2017. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 11/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Andress 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 81-year-old actress, as a 2017 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Andress 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 ‘Swiss Of The Year’ by some major Swiss newspapers and even ‘Ostermundigen Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Ostermundigen (Ursula Andress' 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:

“Ursula Andress Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 10 Dec 2017
“Congrats! Ursula has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 10 Dec 2017
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Ursula Andress?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 10 Dec 2017

Could 2017 officially be the Year of Ursula Andress?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2017 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017?

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