Katy Perry has been named ELLE Woman Of The Year at the ELLE Style Awards.
The award tops off a spectacular 12 months for the singer, whose third album Prism topped charts worldwide, and saw its lead single, Roar, sell over eight million copies globally (earworm rating: 10 out of 10).
Katy proves that smart women can make it: earlier this month, she was named the 5th Top Global Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, making her the highest-ranking woman on the list.
She also shows that you don’t have to conform, that a sense of humour is sexy (as her Roar video proves), and that you can support, rather than compete, with your contemporaries – she loves, and supports, women.
Last year also saw Katy, who starred on our September 2013 cover, become the most-followed artist on Twitter. The reason? Her down-to-earth attitude, determination and talent: she is the everywoman, hear her roar.