Guess what? Taylor Swift just bagged Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023! Yeah, you heard it right. It’s not just about her chart-topping hits anymore; she’s officially the talk of the town on a global scale.
Sam Lansky, the wordsmith over at Time Magazine, spilled the beans in a post-announcement profile, diving deep into how Swift has become this everyday icon for people all around the globe. Lansky was all poetic about it, saying, “Talking about her is like talking politics or the weather—everyone gets it. She’s practically the lead character in the world.”
So, this Person of the Year thing is Time’s way of shining a big ol’ spotlight on someone or something that’s been the buzz of the year, shaping the cultural vibe. It’s not always rainbows and sunshine; just look at past winners like Hitler and Stalin. It’s more about who left a mark on the year, steering the cultural chit-chat.
Swift’s had a wild run in 2023, hogging headlines left and right. Her Eras Tour was a smash hit, selling out faster than you can say ‘Taylor Swift.’ It even caused such a ruckus that the Senate had to jump in and talk about ticket industry stuff. And get this—she didn’t stop at just music. There’s a whole concert film, the Eras Tour one, that made over $200 million on its debut day. Talk about breaking records!
Of course, her personal life was on everyone’s radar. After parting ways with Joe Alwyn in April, all eyes were on her maybe-relationship with Travis Kelce from the Kansas City Chiefs when the NFL season kicked off. And you know what? She spilled the beans to Time, confirming they were already a thing when fans saw her cheering in the VIP box. No ‘first date launch’ drama here!
Sure, she snagged Person of the Year, but the competition was fierce. Hollywood strikers, President Xi Jinping, Sam Altman from OpenAI, Trump Prosecutors, Barbie (yeah, the doll), Putin doing his thing in Ukraine, the new British monarch, and Jerome Powell from the Federal Reserve—they were all in the running.
In a year full of surprises, Taylor Swift stole the show, grabbing the world’s attention and rightfully claiming her spot as Time’s Person of the Year. Well played, Taylor, well played.”
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