It has recently been announced that 2NE1’s CL unfortunately did not make the cut for ‘TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World‘ list despite placing high in the viewers’ poll.
CL had placed second, following right behind Vladimir Putin, in this year’s ‘TIME 100 Reader’s Poll,’ heightening the anticipation for her appearance in the official list.
The final list included artist Kanye West and Taylor Swift, as well as leaders like Kim Jong Un and Hillary Clinton.
According to TIME, they produce the list every year in hopes that they will introduce the readers to influential people you might not have met before. TIME editors choose their annual official list based on online poll results.
Meanwhile, CL was the third Korean singer to be nominated for the list after Rain and Psy. While Rain made it onto the final list twice in 2006 and 2011, Psy failed to do so in 2013.