Time’s Most Influential Teens

By admin
25 January 2014

They’re young and world-renowned – and have made Time magazine’s list of the 16 Most Influential Teens

HOTTEST NEW ACT ON THE BLOCK

Lorde

The 17-year-old New Zealander rocketed to pop fame this year with the release of her first album, Pure Heroine.

SASSY SISTERS

Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kim Kardashian’s youngest sisters are no strangers to the spotlight. Kendall (18) is a sought-after model and together with 16-year-old sister Kylie launched a clothing line with US brand PacSun this year.

BRAVE ACTIVISM

Malala Yousafzai

In 2012 Malala Yousafzai was shot on a bus by fundamentalist movement the Taliban while travelling home from school in Pakistan. She was targeted because of her activism to improve the education of girls under Taliban rule. Malala, now 16, survived the attack and rather than hide, she continued her activism and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

MAD MEN’S CUTIE

Kiernan Shipka

The 14-year-old actress is the sassiest character on TV as Mad Men’s Sally Draper, according to Time. Kiernan has been playing the rebellious daughter of Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) since she was six.

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

Malia Obama

Malia (15) got the nod for her poise at high-profile events. Her father, US president Barack Obama, often mentions his daughters in speeches and says they influenced his support of gay marriage.

POP IDOL

Justin Bieber

He’s 19 but the Canadian-born pop star is already worth a staggering $58 million (more than R587 million) according to financial magazine Forbes. Believe, the documentary about him due for release on 3 January 2014, will tell the real story behind the teen idol. “This is the truth of what I saw and what I know of him, as well as from his own mouth of what he’s experienced. I think that’s a compelling story to tell,” director Jon M Chu told MTV about the film.

THE NEW CARRIE

Chloë Grace Moretz

The 16-year old is a leading lady for the first time in the remake of horror classic Carrie (1976), out on 3 January 2014, but has had supporting roles in (500) Days of Summer, The Amityville Horror and Hugo.

RISING STAR

Hailee Steinfeld

The 16-year-old had no previous acting experience when she was nominated for an Oscar aged 13 in 2010 for her role in True Grit. Catch her in sci-fi film Ender’s Game, directed by South African Gavin Hood, in which she plays a student at a military space academy.

Web reference

Go to you.co.za/latest-issue for the rest of Time’s 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013.

SOURCES: justjaredjr.com, time.com

- Edna Isaacs

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