Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is featured on the cover of Time Magazine
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared on the international cover of Time Magazine.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.
The international broadcast marks the one-year anniversary of the March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch.
After last year’s tragedy, the magazine commissioned Wellington artist Ruby Jones to illustrate its April Fool’s International cover.
The cover features the “know us by our deeds” quote from a speech Ardern gave recently at Big Gay Out.
The magazine’s article salutes Ardern’s leadership style, tracks his growing global prominence and sets the stage for the battle for the September 19 election.
the the article details his actions in the immediate moment and the aftermath of the shooting which killed 51 people.
While praising Ardern, he also details his government policies and discusses his failures as well as his foreign policy measures.
The article suggests that if Ardern loses the election, she could follow many of her backgrounds to serve in global institutions such as the United Nations or the World Trade Organization.
Ardern tells the author – Belinda Luscombe – that she has no idea what she will do next. “Absolutely zero plan B.”
In April, the magazine named her to the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, marking the second time she had made the list, having also made it the year before.
It’s not her first international coverage – in July, Meghan Markle personally asked her if she would cover the September issue of British Vogue, edited by the Duchess of Sussex.
Its prominence on the covers has also been the subject of criticism.
Last year, Canterbury bricklayer Colin Wilson ran the ‘Turn Ardern’ Twitter campaign. He started flipping through books and magazines featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying she was putting too much effort into her image, and not enough into the big issues affecting the country.