In the last year, Rihanna’s taken the crown as pop’s latest chart-topper, show-stopper (literally, she sets stages on fire), and Facebook queen — so is it really a surprise the red-hot rebel is now Vogue Italia’s “Woman of the Year?”

The mega-mag recently paid tribute to the singer in honor of her daring fashion sense, musical success and charity work.

“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,” Vogue Italia wrote in an official statement. “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…”

And as if soaring to the top of the fashion world weren’t enough, she’s also hit the stage with Jay-Z on her ‘Loud’ tour, showing fans an even hotter and wilder side of red.


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