Why Is Taylor Swift One Of Time's 100 Influential People?

Time recently released their 2015 list of 100 Most Influential People, and a few of our idols made the list. Misty Copeland, Taylor Swift and Emma Watson aren't just popular, but pioneers in their industries. Check out what the magazine had to say about their accomplishments!

Misty Copeland is the first bi-racial soloist in two decades with the American Ballet Theatre, overcoming a late start to the art, as well as racial biases, to become one of the most famous ballerinas in the world. Her Time article is written by gymnast five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci. 

misty copeland time 100 article

(via Fashion Gone Rogue)

"Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story—of overcoming personal and physical challenges to become a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre—is the story of someone who followed her dreams and refused to give up. In that way, she is a model for all young girls."

Emma Watson is best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, but the Brown-educated actress is also an outspoken activist, calling on men to get involved in the gender equality conversation with the UN Women campaign HeForShe. Her Time article is written by former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.

UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

(via Time)

"Emma Watson's alter ego Hermione Granger would doubtless approve of her HeForShe campaign and its gutsy, smart take on feminism…It's also refreshing to see her vigorous embrace of feminism, which Watson defines as 'the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.' And apparently she lives by it. Although she is one of the world's highest-paid actresses, she has spoken out about the paucity of female directors in Hollywood."

Taylor Swift needs no introduction… but the fact that her album sold 3.53 million copies in less than 3 months is one indication of her major star power. Her Time article is written by actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson on CSI.

taylor swift time 100 influential people article

(via UPI)

"Along with her staggering list of accomplishments, perhaps the most exciting thing about Taylor is that she's just getting started with what she plans to mine from her fierce, curious, boundlessly talented and beautiful heart.

Also, it doesn't hurt that she named her cat after me."

Who do you think should have made the Time 100 List? Share your thoughts in the comments, and join our discussion at Sweety High.