People love to count down. Count down the days, hours, and even seconds before Christmas as well as all those Top-10 lists of the year. CNN just aired the top crimes in 2013. It was refreshing, but watching the short count-down was ridiculous and painful. It is the end of a wonderful year as being said, the earth is still spinning, the economy is reviving, and another world war has not yet come near. Blending happiness with those sorrowful events and grieving losses, let’s move on to count down who are the most popular men in the media of the year 2013.
1. President Obama
As long as Barack Obama is still the President of the US, he will keep getting tanned from the flashlights. In the second term, his approval rate has dropped below 50%. The battle of ObamaCare went from a debate among politicians to the shutdown of the Government, and now it became a war between the public and HealthCare.gov. Despite how unemployment rate has dropped, the current problem is not for him to produce more jobs but more trust.
2. Nelson Mandela
Mandela’s legacy on human rights and equality will be remembered, however, his pass away presented a great opportunity for the world to stand together. Leaders from major powers attended his funeral, and others showed their respects. Again, he had his legacy, and he will be remembered.
3. Paul Walker
A sudden death of a handsome humanitarian super star shed a little grey in November. Walker, from the multi-billion movie franchise, the Fast and the Furious, died in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013. I’m not sure if he will be remembered as Mandela, but he certainly was put under extremely close surveillance by the media during the past few weeks.
4. Jason Collins
Jason Collins as a millionaire NBA star player came out as gay in April 2013. And he even speeched during the VMA.
5. Edward Snowden
A traitor or a hero? No matter what he is, Edward Snowden certainly has become the most talked-about by politicians.
6. Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston is Loki, what else do I need to say?
7. Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is Khan and the Necromancer, what else do I need to say?
8. Tom Daley
The most talented and anticipated diver of the Great Britain came out as dating a guy on YouTube. As a celebrity, a 19-year-old, and a star athlete, Tom Daley modeled well.
9. Pope Francis
He is the new Pope and named as Person of the Year for 2013 by Time. I don’t really know who Pope Francis is nor care much about him, however, the media certainly do!
10. Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea who recently killed his uncle is one of the most popular individuals in every medium when tangling with global issues.