Time names their Person of the Year annually, but I’d much rather be named Time’s Coolest Person of the Year. Lena Dunham has been named this year’s coolest person, and all I can say is, duh.
Not only is she the creator of one of television’s biggest shows, Girls, she’s completely down to earth and real. Joel Stein explained why he chose Dunham with this:
“The 2012 Coolest Person of the Year is a woman who was unafraid to showcase her flaws. A woman who wore less makeup on TV than in real life and purposely shot herself naked in more unflattering ways than a blackmailer would. A woman whose entire persona is based on doing the wrong thing yet who reportedly got a $3.7 million advance for an advice book. A woman who made an Obama campaign video centering on a double entendre about losing her virginity to the President. A woman who was nominated for four Emmys and, far cooler, zero People’s Choice Awards. A woman who responded to 2010 Coolest Person James Franco’s harsh Huffington Post essay criticizing Girls, the HBO show she created and stars in, by saying she’s a big James Franco fan.”
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