Taylor Swift as Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year


Renowned global pop icon Taylor Swift has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for the year 2023. The magazine spotlighted her achievements by featuring her on three distinct covers.

The prestigious title catapults Swift into the limelight, eclipsing notable contenders such as Xi Jinping, the Hollywood strikers at SAG-AFTRA, Trump prosecutors, and even Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Barbie.

Traditionally reserved for political figures or industry titans, the Person of the Year distinction typically acknowledges individuals wielding influence in established spheres. However, Taylor Swift’s selection challenges norms, applauding her unparalleled ability to transcend boundaries and emerge as a guiding light in 2023.

Time’s editor-in-chief, Sam Jacobs, underscored Swift’s extraordinary status, stating,

Embodies the hero of her own narrative

“In finding a way to transcend borders and becoming a beacon of light, Taylor Swift stands out. She is a rare individual who not only authors but also embodies the hero of her own narrative…”


The revelation took place during NBC’s Today show, where Jacobs grappled with the difficulty of selecting a single individual to symbolize the diverse and expansive global population. He explained, “Choosing one person to encapsulate the eight billion people on the planet is no small feat. We opted for a figure that embodies joy.”

Taylor Swift has etched an enduring imprint on the cultural, critical, and commercial realms. Time acknowledges her myriad achievements as an artist, highlighting that attempting to catalog them appears almost insignificant given their pure magnitude.

In an exclusive interview featured in the Time Person of the Year edition, Taylor Swift delves into her transformative year, deeming it the critical breakthrough in her career.

At the age of 33, she openly expresses a profound sense of pride, happiness, and newfound creative fulfillment and freedom. Swift also delves into her connection with football star Travis Kelce, offering glimpses into their discreet inception and the delight of nurturing their relationship away from the constant public eye.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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