In 2010, Time selected Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as their Person of the Year. Last year, “the protester” that made the Arab Spring and Occupy movements possible graced the Person of the Year cover.
Following up with these eclectic and powerful choices from the last couple of years, will Time choose K-pop YouTube phenomenon PSY as this year’s Person of the Year? With “Gangnam Style” becoming the most watched YouTube video of all time with 833 million views and starting an international horse-dancing craze, getting a Person of the Year nomination — and possibly winning it — is just icing on the cake for this viral superstar. It also proves that “Gangnam Style” is truly undead.
The K-pop star will have to compete with the likes of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, President Barack Obama, Jay-Z and “undocumented immigrants” for that coveted end-of-the-year cover.
Even though Time editors will choose the person or persons who will grace the Person of the Year cover, readers can choose their pick on Time.com before Dec. 12. The people’s choice winner will be announced two days later on Dec. 14.