TIME “Most Influential Teens” Of 2015 List: Kendall And Kylie Jenner, Zendaya
On Tuesday, the magazine unveiled its annual list of teenagers who are influencing their peers in unique ways. That includes celebrities like the Jenner sisters and Zendaya, but also everyday kids who have proven to be more extraordinary than ordinary. In choosing this year’s honorees, Time says it looked at “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.”
There is no ranking, with everyone selected presented with equal value. The youngest honoree is 13, while the oldest is 19. In addition to the Jenners and Zendaya, other famous names who made the cut include Bethany Mota, Maisie Williams, Bindi Irwin, Silento, Ariel Winter, Jaden Smith, Shawn Mendes, Amandla Stenberg, Rowan Blanchard, Maddie Ziegler, and Malia Obama.
Also included are transgender 15-year-old Jazz Jennings and Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teen who was arrested last month when his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb. And being selected marks a double honor for Malala Yousafzai, because she also made the regular “Time 100″ list of influential people earlier this year, as Gossip Cop reported at the time. She is also a repeat teen honoree, as are the Jenners, Mota, Smith, Mendes, and Obama. They were all previously celebrated in the 2014 edition. TELL US: What do you think of this year’s list?