The readers of fashion publication Vogue Italia have named Rihanna as their “Woman Of The Year.”
The Italians seem to have a thing for the star as this is the second straight year the Bajan singer has won the accolade. She last appeared on the magazine’s cover in September 2009 (pictured above).
“Independent, energetic, the young Robyn Rihanna Fenty (only 23) is our woman of the year and not just by virtue of numbers and figures but also, and foremost, for her kind and fighting spirit. The same spirit that brought her from Barbados to the top of the music charts achieving a career which she has forged and mastered completely by herself (whose last move was to become the new ambassador for Armani),” the magazine stated on their official website.
“Per aspera ad astra – read a Latin saying: nothing could fit Rihanna’s rise to success more perfectly. She has managed to cultivate her career despite the many tragedies affecting her private life: from her father’s addiction to crack (her manager until recently when she fired him in relation to the release of some unbecoming statements about her) to the violence caused to her in 2009 by the then boyfriend, Chris Brown.
“May Rihanna enjoy her well-deserved title as for us; we can’t but wait – impatiently – for her next brilliant music hit.”
[Source : ibtimes]