U.S President-elect Donald Trump, has been named the TIME magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year.
Every year, TIME editors select the person — or idea — who has most influenced the news and the world in the past year, for good or ill.
The American businessman got the nod largely due to his unprecedented rise, from fiery underdog in the race for the GOP presidential nomination to president-elect when he defeated Hilary Clinton in the November 8 election.
Trump won 306 electoral votes. Clinton won the popular vote.
“To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor,” Trump told Matt Lauer in an interview after the pick was revealed by the magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, on Wednesday.
Gibbs said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist.
Gibbs said the choice of Trump this year was “straightforward,” noting Trump’s uncanny ability to defy expectations.
This will be Trump’s 10th time on the magazine’s cover. His first appearance on TIME was in 1989.