Time crowns Lena Dunham as the “coolest” person of 2012


Not that we needed anyone to sway us, but Time Magazine has named Lena Dunham the “coolest” person of 2012.

“The 2012 Coolest Person of the Year is a woman who was unafraid to showcase her flaws. A woman who wore less makeup on TV than in real life and purposely shot herself naked in more unflattering ways than a blackmailer would. A woman whose entire persona is based on doing the wrong thing yet who reportedly got a $3.7 million advance for an advice book,” Time writes.

“A woman who made an Obama campaign video centering on a double entendre about losing her virginity to the President. A woman who was nominated for four Emmys and, far cooler, zero People’s Choice Awards. A woman who responded to 2010 Coolest Person James Franco’s harsh Huffington Post essay criticizing Girls, the HBO show she created and stars in, by saying she’s a big James Franco fan,” the magazine went on.

Dunham has certainly accomplished quite a lot in the year 2012: as “the voice of her generation, or a generation,” the 26-year-old Jewish New York native wrote, directed, and starred in hit-HBO series “Girls” and has also signed a $3.5 million book deal.

Season 2 of “Girls” debuts January 13, 2013– 24 days and counting…

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