Rihanna Called "Woman Of The Year" By Glamour Magazine
Singer Rihanna has been called "Woman of the Year" for her "courageous comeback and philanthropy" by Glamour magazine. The issue honouring Rihanna as the woman of the year will also contain her first interview of the year. Glamour quotes Rihanna as saying, "I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears," in reference to the turbulent events that happened in her life in the past year.
In the interview that is already available on Glamour's website, Rihanna actually talks about the beating incident involving former boyfriend Chris Brown, and she does address the issue of domestic violence. Rihanna says, "Domestic violence is a big secret...I want to give as much insight as I can to young women...to help speak for them." She also touches on how uncomfortable the leaked picture of her traumatized face taken after the beating made her feel. Throughout the interview, she reiterates how much stronger the beating incident has made her.
The singer is due to release her new album soon. Rihanna says her new album is "super fearless" and that is exactly how she feels right now.
Rihanna wil receive her "Woman of the Year" award at the Gala Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on November 9. Rihanna will be one of many women recognized by Glamour this year. Among other "women of the year" in 2009 are US First Lady Michelle Obama, journalist Maria Shriver, designer Stella McCartney, actress Amy Poehler, Google executive Marissa Mayer, tennis player Serena Williams, doctor Jane Aronson, foreign policy advisor Susan Rice, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, and writer Maya Angelou.
See Glamour's women of the year in 2008.