Miley Cyrus leads 'Time' magazine’s Person of the Year Poll

With 29 per cent of the votes, Miley Cyrus is leading Time magazine’s Person of the Year online poll.

Following the release of her wildly successful Bangerz album, the singer grabbedheadlines around the world with her provocative image and eyebrow-raising antics.


The pop star is ahead of a slew of politicians, world leaders and entertainers, including Narenda Modi (who has 13 per cent of the votes), Canadian author Alice Munro (1.8 per cent) and Angelina Jolie (0.8 per cent).

The 21-year-old seemed amused by her ranking, retweeting her followers who encouraged fans to vote for her.

The poll, however, may not actually be accurate. Two computer programmers have come forward claiming they rigged the results – which use the Twitter hashtag #TOMPY to tally the votes – in an effort to make a mockery of the title.

Either way, Miley is unlikely to receive the honour come December. The editors, regardless of online poll results, personally choose the final Person of the Year. Recent winners include Barack Obama (in 2008 and 2012) and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (in 2010).

The results of the Time poll will be revealed Dec. 6, with the official editor-chosen Person of the Year announced on Dec. 11.

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