Justin Bieber, Chris Colfer, Blake Lively Top ‘Time 100 Most Influential List’
Time revealed today its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and among the celebrities who made the cut this year were Justin Bieber, Chris Colfer, Colin Firth, Blake Lively, Bruno Mars, Amy Poehler, Mark Wahlberg, Sting, and Oprah Winfrey. As is the case, usually the “Most Influential” people are written about by those in their field or who know them well.
“Glee” co-star Dianna Agron says in her piece about Chris Colfer that he “lives by extreme truth, speaking out against the epidemic of bullying that he, too, faced in high school. The honesty that he in fuses into his ‘Glee’ character, Kurt, leaves you reeling.”
Usher, writing about his protege Justin Bieber, notes, “From the minute I met Justin, I knew this kid possessed a certain confidence that only a star could have. He was born a star. He knew what he wanted to accomplish; all he had to do was get everyone else to believe it. Now, looking back at his incredible run, the reality of who he is and what he’s accomplished far exceeds anybody’s expectations of him.”
What do you think about this year’s choices for influential entertainers? Also, check out videos of who Bieber himself thinks is the “Most Influential” person, and Colfer’s take on bullying and influence.