The time for this year’s highly anticipated Time 100 list has arrived.
The magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year on Wednesday morning, honoring celebrities such as Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Yeun, Youn Yuh-jung, Daniel Kaluuya and Bad Bunny.
The outlet also released its seven global covers, which feature Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eillish, the Organization’s chief executive. world trade Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong.
Harry, who is celebrating her 37th birthday today, and Meghan, who just turned 40, were praised by Time for “getting into the action” and using their platform for good.
“In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess have compassion for people they don’t know. a characteristic on the couple.
Newly hired Britney Spears, who has been in the headlines for months amid her ongoing conservation battle, was also on the list, and Paris Hilton has explained why.
“Britney embodies joy and shares the light of her beautiful heart, the superstar forever. So we support her and support her as she turns pain into goal, her unwavering spirit stronger than ever,” she said. writing.
Another person who made the cut was Biles, the world’s most decorated active gymnast and a survivor of sexual abuse by former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. At this year’s Tokyo Olympics, Biles sparked polarized reactions when she announced that she was withdrawing from the team final and all-around because she had to “do what’s right for me and focus on my sanity “.
Star tennis player Serena Williams wrote for Time that Biles “truly reflected the endless potential of black women” and that she wished she had Biles to admire when she was young.
“Simone is a shining example of what success looks like when you let go of what the world is thinking and gather your strength from yourself… from your soul,” added Wiliams.
Country music superstar Dolly Parton, who helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine with a million dollar donation to researchers at Vanderbilt, was also on the list. Her goddaughter, singer and actress Miley Cyrus, wrote her tribute for Time.
“There is a theory that you shouldn’t meet your heroes, but I wish everyone had the chance to meet Dolly Parton because she is even better than your brightest dreams,” Cyrus wrote. “She might be my fairy godmother, but I think she is for everyone too. I’m happy to share her with the world.”
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Time 100 winner Scarlett Johansson also had a busy 2021, welcoming her first child with “SNL” star and husband Colin Jost in August. Jamie Lee Curtis wrote the tribute for Johansson, praising not only the actress’ talent, but also her “brilliant response” in suing Disney for allegedly breaking her “Black Widow” contract.
“Whether it’s as an assassin with a conscience, an actor with an emotional center, or, just giving birth to her second child, a fierce mother, the message is clear,” Curtis wrote. “Don’t make (swear) with that mama bear.”
The print issue of Time 100 hits newsstands Friday, and on September 20 at 10 p.m. ET, ABC will air a special TV show about this year’s winners.
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Contribution: Sara M Moniuszko