‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Named TIME’s ‘Coolest Person of the Year’

by | December 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM | Girls

Lena Dunham of 'Girls' (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

This year’s “It Girl” is officially “It.”

Girls” series creator/scribe/star Lena Dunham has been named 2012′s “Coolest Person of the Year,” according to TIME magazine.

Talk about pressure. Being the coolest is probably harder than being just the adjective-free “Person of the Year,” a title that went to President Barack Obama this year.

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Selecting this year’s Cool Cat was “the hardest choice,” but ultimately went to HBO’s newest darling, since Dunham dominated most of 2012, the year of her breakthrough that came in the most unconventional of ways.

As TIME puts it:

“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. 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.”

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