TIME is an American News Magazine which publishes the 100 most influential peoples’ list every year. Names like Oprah Winfrey, Hu Jintao, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton are some of the common names which found way to this prestigious list more than once. At present, it seems, that Justin Bieber is losing to Laverne Cox in the TIME 100 list.
Along with these personalities, celebrities of the glamor world, such as Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, and Natalie Portman, are also some of the names which has been featured in this list previously. In the latest TIME 100 standings; Laverne Cox has beaten the singing sensation Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber is a well-known Canadian singer, dancer, songwriter, actor and pop musician. He started captivating attention of in-numerous people through YouTube and later on became popular for his singing talent. He has been in the limelight since 2008 and has released a number of musical hits since then.
For those who does not know Laverne Cox, let these words throw shed some light. Laverne Cox is a television star, actress and producer and has been under the limelight for a long time. She is a transgender woman and is an LGBT advocate, giving a strong backing and support to the entire LGBT community. She gained immense popularity after her role in the Netflix series, in which she had played the role of a transgender woman being sent to jail for credit card forgery. She has won several awards for her work done in television and film industries and has indeed, won the hearts of many people.
Both Justin Bieber and Laverne Cox being influential personalities are very popular among their fans. According to TIME 100 Reader Poll 2014, Laverne Cox ranked above Justin Bieber by occupying the third position. Justin Bieber, on the other hand, has ranked fourth, lying just below Laverne Cox. However, Bieber fans are not seeing this is as a defeat to Laverne Cox, but waiting for the final TIME 100 list to come out.
Time.com has been conducting reader’s poll since April 15 to determine the list of most influential people. Other personalities in the list include Arvind Kejriwal, Katy Perry and Beyonce Knowles, all of whom are ranked 1st, 2nd and 5th respectively.
Justin Bieber is said to have gained more votes against him, than in favor of him, which eventually led to the slide from 2nd place to fourth place. However, there have been magnanimous changes in polling as the fan base is getting stronger and more active to make their favorite celebrity a winner. Although the most influential personality is ultimately chosen by TIME editors, they do take into consideration the decisions of their readers.
Other eminent personalities occupying the top 10 in the list include Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and Lady Gaga. They all lie within the top 10 and are in close competition with each other. TIME polling has truly turned out to be a sensation among the public and among celebrities as well. Katy Perry, who is in close competition with Laverne, has a considerable amount of votes against her. Cox fans, on the other hand, has lower amount of votes against her as compared to Perry and Justin Bieber.
TIME polls is said to close on April 22, 2014 at 11.59 pm and the final winner shall be announced on April 23, 2014. Without any shadow of doubt, there are in-numerous people waiting for the results to be publicly announce, because each of them fancies their favorite celebrity to grab the trophy, it seems. Last but not the least, it is only the final TIME 100 list which can determine whether Justin Bieber loses to Laverne Cox or not.
By Sunando Basu