Miley Cyrus Makes Time's Person of the Year List

December 10, 2013

Time doesn't reveal its annual choice for Person of the Year until Wednesday, but the magazine did announce its Top Ten list featuring politicians, religious figures, business leaders and Miley Cyrus!

The singer's provocative twerking performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in August has managed to keep her in the news and Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs explained on the Today show why the publication decided to put her on the list.

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"Power is not just political. It can be cultural, it can be spiritual," Gibbs said, adding that Cyrus "came in like a wrecking ball, literally," referring to her hit single Wrecking Ball. "At a time when you're living with an explosion of exhibitionism since we all now carry cameras with us at all times, she is a symbol of the way we live."

Here are the final ten contenders for Time's Person of the Year (listed alphabetically):

Bashar Assad, President of Syria
Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder
Ted Cruz, Texas Senator
Miley Cyrus, Singer
Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church
Barack Obama, President of the United States
Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker
Edith Windsor, Gay Rights Activist

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