Lena Dunham is TIME's 'Coolest' Person of the Year

Barack Obama may be TIME's "Person of the Year," but who cares about that title when there's a "Coolest Person of the Year" crown?

And who better to steal said crown than Lena Dunham! While we could gush about the Girls creator and all around superstar, we're going to go ahead and let TIME writer Joel Stein do it because his words are far more eloquent than "oh my god we love her!"

"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 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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