According to the magazine, Trixie was chosen for her fierce and unapologetic personality, as well as her groundbreaking work in the world of drag. “Trixie has truly made a name for herself in the industry, and we felt it was time to recognize her for all that she has accomplished,” said Jennifer Ginsberg, a spokesperson for Thyme Magazine.
Fans of Trixie were thrilled by the news, with many taking to social media to express their excitement. “OH HOOOONNNEEEYYY,” wrote one fan on Twitter. “I f––king love your axe wound, you w––re,” wrote another. These are both references to Trixies’ massively popular YouTube show, “UNHhhh” which stars her and fellow drag queen Katya.
Trixie herself was humbled by the honor, saying in a statement, “I never expected to be named ‘Person of the Year,’ but I’m so grateful to Thyme Magazine for this incredible opportunity. We will have to give Katya some sort of title before she hits the pipe again.”
The announcement caused controversy among some critics, who argued that the title should have been given to a billionaire or reality TV star instead. But Thyme Magazine stands by its decision, saying that Trixie Mattel represents the future and the endless possibilities that come with being true to oneself.
Congratulations, Trixie! You truly are the person of the year.