Famous actress Emma Watson has been named feminist celebrity of the year following her successful campaign for gender quality. The 24 year old star received this new honor after an online poll conducted by Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan magazine.
The poll asked readers to decide who the top celebrity feminist is and it seems that people voted for Emma. Other celebrities who made it to top 10 are Laverne Cox, Rachel Maddow, Beyonce, Cher, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, but also Meryl Streep, Mindy Kaling and Ann Curry.
An official statement from Ms. Foundation revealed that they actually aim to celebrate all feminists, from all around the word. However, “today we’re giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women’s equality…Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term ‘feminist,’ spoken out for women’s equal rights or battled against sexist oppression.” The same statement added that celebrities who speak for women’s rights have the power to help raise support.
Emma also recently became a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, so it surely seems that the star enjoys a lot of appreciation. However, when it comes to her personal life, things are not looking that good for the talented actress. Emma has recently split from her boyfriend Matthew Janney, although the two seemed to be a happy couple for months.
It seems that the star’s busy schedule is the one to blame for this failed relationship. However, sources claimed that the two have remained close friends. A rep for Emma Watson confirmed the split and revealed that this separation has been amicable.
Emma has been working on the set of her latest movie, Colonia Dignidad, in Argentina. When spotted at work, the beautiful actresses seemed quite happy and fresh. Emma Watson is surely extremely dedicated to her acting career and the star seems to have already moved on from the breakup from her boyfriend of one year.