Are you even a little bit surprised that Emma Watson is so totally awesome she’s been bestowed with one of the highest of all honours this week?
Yep, even better than graduating from Hogwarts, our very own Hermione has been crowned Woman of the Year 2017 at the Elle Style Awards, and we are SO proud.
Given all the charity work and activism Emma gets up to in her spare time, her insane CV and an amazing attitude towards feminism, it’s hardly surprising that Elle decided she was deserving of such a title.
But what exactly makes her the #1 lady on the planet, though? Uhh hello!? PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.
Just in case you need convincing why she totally deserved this award, here’s every reason to prove Emma Watson is the ULTIMATE Queen.
1. She kicked ass during her Elle Style Awards acceptance speech
This is not a year we will allow yourself to be silent. This is the year that women’s voices are heard.
2. She continued the good fight for equality at this year’s Women’s Marches
3. She launched the #HeForShe campaign to roaring success
— HeForShe (@HeforShe) February 15, 2017
4. And literally everyone got involved:
From fellow co-star Matthew Lewis…
— Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) September 24, 2014
To international movie stars like Tom Hiddleston…
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 24, 2014
5. She’s an actual Princess
emma watson is a real life princess pic.twitter.com/1SpY9pvlbJ
— cast of harry potter (@castofhp) 13 February 2017
6. She completed her university degree WHILST filming
If Emma Watson can graduate from Brown and finish the Harry Potter franchise anything is possible
— Rih do u remember me (@jaureguisbf) October 25, 2016
7. She’s got the voice of an angel
On top of Emma Watson being a successful actress, activist and college graduate. She can sing. How much more beautiful can a person get?
— Darien (@who_is_darien) 9 January 2017
9. She wore a completely sustainable dress to the Met Gala
Just to make one hella awesome statement about the environment.
11. She’s an amazing role model for the next generation
My kids insisted I find out what hermione @EmmaWatson was doing. Kids, she standing up for women's rights and being all sorts of awesome.
— Margaret Leonard (@mrgrtbarr) February 15, 2017
— Elli |-/ (@elliminator_) February 14, 2017
Emma Watson more like Emma Awesome
— naddie (@h0wlingbarnes) January 31, 2017
13. She takes politics to the next level
A privilege to talk to Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau today about gender equality and the importance of bringing young people into politics #Goal5 #HeForShe @oneyoungworld Suit is by @maiyet who are committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with @buildanest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most. The jewellery is a selection of @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using fair-trade and recycled gold, while all of their stones are conflict free, and @moniquepean #ecoloves fashion information, in association with @EcoAge
14. And never has a moment’s rest
I had the most amazing day in Malawi today. Thank you President Mutharika for being a #HeForShe Impact Champion and for making gender equality a priority in your Government! Thank you to all the traditional leaders who are implementing President Mutharika’s policies – especially Chief Kachindamoto (she’s in the photo with me, she’s formidable and has been nicknamed “The Terminator”!). She gave me such a warm welcome today. She has implemented the annulment of so many child marriages and restored the futures of these girls. With the help and collaboration of her local chiefs, mothers’ groups and religious leaders she has managed to annul almost 1500 child marriages, sending the girls back to school. President Mutharika has committed to make child marriage a thing of the past in Malawi within the next five years. It was amazing to be on the ground with @UNWomen and Chief Kachindamoto to witness their work! My @tomenyc white shirt is made from organic cotton and is part of their ‘White Shirt Project’ campaign. The project was conceived in 2014 to raise funds and awareness for the Freedom for All charity, which is fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. The silk skirt is by @zady. Zady partnered with @cocccon_prakesh, founded in 2012 by Chandra Prakash Jha, a fashion designer who wanted to help his community through fairer wages and a safer, more sustainable process. Instead of using toxic pesticides on the plants that the silkworm caterpillars eat, the farmers protect the trees by covering them with mosquito nets to protect the leaves from harmful birds and insects. Then the silk is brought to New York where expert sewers in New York’s famed Garment District create each piece. Sandals by @nisoloshoes. The sandals were made by a team of expert shoemakers in Trujillo, Peru in a factory owned and operated by Nisolo that celebrates fair trade wages, safe working conditions, healthcare for all employees, and financial literacy & wellness training. All fashion info verified by @ecoage
She never stops working.
15. She says the most empowering things
« Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do, or cannot achieve. Do not allow it »
— beauty & the beast (@meeksinheaven) January 29, 2017
16. And is humble and thankful for what she’s been given in life every single day
— Zella Riddle (@Marauder_Shadow) 29 January 2017
18. Seriously, she just can’t stop giving
19. She’s a versatile, talented actress
You’d never believe these sexy dance moves came from the same girl who was casting spells on our screens age 10.
20. She’s just the cutest person ever TBH
— WLRPS (@WESTERNLANDRPS) 12 July 2016
21. ‘Buff said
Do you think Emma deserves the Woman of the Year award? If you think no – who did? Let us know in the comments!