US president- elect Donald Trump is the new face of Time Magazine dubbed 'Person of the Year for 2016." 

The business and property mogul was awarded the title following his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in this past November's presidential election. 

In a recent interview, Trump told NBC's Today that it was "a great honour" which "meant a lot" to him. He was handpicked from a short list of prospects which included Mrs Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mrs Clinton came in second after a "straightforward' majority vote that praised Trump for re-imaging America's political rules. 

Although Time encourages it's readers to vote on who they believe deserves the title, the unanimous decision ultimately went to Trump. Other potential candidates included Simone Biles, Beyonce and Mark Zuckerberg. 

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