It's that time of the year again when TIME names the 100 most influential people in the world. And the 2017 TIME 100 list is chock full of familiar faces from all walks of life including pop culture, politics, and everything in between. And we have a feeling one of the names on the list will make Chrissy Teigen quite happy.
John Legend made the cut (and one of the covers), as well as some of our other favorite performers and actors including Sarah Paulson, Ryan Reynolds, Margot Robbie, Alicia Keys, RuPaul, James Corden, Leslie Jones, Viola Davis, and Emma Stone.
A few unexpected folks also made the cut like Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, Ashley Graham, Demi Lovato, and Jordan Peele.
Of course in addition to the star-studded list, the magazine also recruited famous faces to pen the essays. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leonardo DiCaprio, Taylor Swift, Stephen Colbert, John McCain, Jane Curtin, Samantha Power, Kerry Washington, America Ferrera, and Ed Sheeran (who also made the list!) are among the celebs who have bylines this time around.
"Our annual list of the 100 Most Influential People explores the intersection of accomplishment and renown… Some years the list has the feel of a loose, lively dinner party, people who mostly don’t know each other but would get along if they did. This year is a bit more complicated. These past 12 months have sharpened our edges as political debates in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and Asia, turned jagged and primal and seem almost perfectly designed to divide us more deeply… And there are several people on the list whose influence is the subject of heated debate, from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to FBI Director James Comey to White House adviser Stephen Bannon," TIME Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs said in a statement. "Each has champions and critics; all are shaping the course of this turbulent year… In divisive times, it’s tempting to nestle in a comfort zone, surrounded by people who look like us, think like us, pray like us, vote like us. Yet many of the men and women on this year’s list are calling us out, using the technologies that connect us to expand how we see the world.”
John, Sarah and RuPaul are among the 2017 honorees.
And, all we have to say is...