Jennifer Lawrence Named Celebrity of the Year

    December 31, 2013
    Kimberly Ripley

Jennifer Lawrence has been named Celebrity of the Year by NBC’s The TODAY Show. The announcement came today on the morning news show. Named Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press just about a week ago, it seems everyone is quite taken with the Catching Fire, American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook star.

The TODAY Show announced that Lawrence was their “runaway choice” for celebrity of the year. They repeatedly cited humorous and just slightly off-color things the actress was heard saying in the past year, noting how down-to-earth and unscathed by stardom the 23-year-old is.

Jennifer Lawrence also made her way on to Barbara Walter’s yearly list of the “10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.” She has certainly intrigued people–both with her acting skills and her sense of self.

Some things The TODAY Show hosts loved about Jennifer Lawrence during 2013 include her comment after winning her Golden Globe for Silver Linings Playbook last January.

“Oh, what does it say? I beat Meryl!” she joked.

After tripping on her dress at the Academy Awards just a month later, Lawrence said, “I’m sorry, I did a shot before I …”

And in April, at the L.A. Film Critics Awards, she coughed and shook hands with people, after which she told them, “I’m sick so you’re screwed.”

In addition to the fun had at Jennifer Lawrence’s expense, she has become a role model for women everywhere. Deemed on the “fat” side by Hollywood standards (she definitely isn’t fat!) she has kept her healthy look and has no intentions of conforming.

Do you think Jennifer Lawrence is a good choice as The TODAY Show’s Celebrity of the Year?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.