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Vogue Italia votes Rihanna Woman of the Year

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 20 July 2011

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Rihanna was chosen as “Woman of The Year” by Vogue Italia. The famous magazine paid a tribute to the singer for her amazing fashion sense, musical success and charity work. According to the magazine: “It’s her, Rihanna, once a rising star of the R and B scene, she is currently the undisputed best contender to the role of queen of pop. …” “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). “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. Her career has always been based on the cunning use of sexiness and provocation: from the silver-nude number sported on the video of the hit single Umbrella to the “scandalous” video for S&M” added the magazine. Rihanna’s charitable work was also recognized. “She has joined and supported campaigns for the fight against breast cancer as well as the fight against world famine but also offered her help to ill or less fortunate people such as the very young Jasmina Anema who saw the pop star on the frontline in the search for a bone marrow donor to save her from leukaemia”. (rihannadaily.com)

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