Imma let you finish TIME magazine but Mamamia’s People of the Year for 2013 is the greatest ever..

This week, TIME magazine announced the final ten contenders for their Person of the Year of 2013. The recognition is for the person who the TIME editors decide most influenced the news that year – whether good or bad. (That might explain how Bashar Assad, the President of Syria, made it onto the shortlist this year.)

This is their top ten.

FYI, in the end, Pope Francis was awarded Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, narrowly beating out Edward Snowden.

We here at Mamamia decided their list was stupid it might be fun to create our own list of the top ten people who influenced the world Mamamia this year.

These are the politicians and celebrities and media personalities who were featured on Mamamia this year – and the people whom you readers sat up and paid attention to.

So in no particular order… Here are the top ten Mamamia People of the Year.

And this is why we selected each of these people:


Julia Gillard, because we want to thank her for being the first female Prime Minister of Australia. (You might also enjoy 11 cracking quotes from Julia Gillard’s interview with Anne Summers.)

Beyonce, who inspired the Mamamia Team to start a new religion.

Ali ‘Crazy Eyes’ from The Bachelor, who stole our hearts even if she didn’t steal Tim’s.

BatKid, who might just save the world.

Wendy Davis, who stood for 13 hours in pink sneakers to fight for women’s reproductive rights.

Patrick from Offspring, because almost everyone was watching and commiserating together.

Woman Knitting out of her Vagina, who… made a video of herself knitting out of her vagina.

Ja’ime, Private School Girl, who made ‘quiche’ happen.

NASA’s female astronauts, because they inspired us.

Jennifer Lawrence, for this, and this, and this, and this, and when she said that if anyone uses the word ‘diet’ her reaction is to say, ‘You can go f–k yourself’.

This is obviously by no means a comprehensive list, and is a little tongue-in-cheek… So who would you add as a Mamamia Person of the Year finalist? We’d love to know your suggestions. 


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