Zelensky and "the Spirit of Ukraine" graced the cover of Time on 7 December.
One article focused on Zelensky while another shared real stories from Ukrainian refugees and people with Ukrainian heritage.
Of Zelensky, Time reporter Simon Shuster wrote, "Zelenskyy’s success as a wartime leader has relied on the fact that courage is contagious. It spread through Ukraine’s political leadership in the first days of the invasion, as everyone realized the President had stuck around."
Other contenders for Time's Person of the Year included China's President Xi Jinping, the US Supreme Court, former US Representative Liz Cheney, MacKenzie Scott, Ron DeSantis, Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, gun safety advocates, and Iran protestors.