Lady Gaga Is TIME's Second Most Influential Icon Of The Decade

When TIME magazine asked readers to vote on the most influential person of the past decade, Lady Gaga almost took home the honor.

In the finals of the tourney-style showdown, which commemorates the 10th iteration of the Time 100, Gaga lost out to legendary Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi.

Gaga swept the "Entertainment" side of the brackets, beating out the likes of George Clooney, Tina Fey and J.K. Rowling.

In the final four she received more votes than president Barack Obama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah Winfrey.

On the other side, Aung San Suu Kyi defeated First Lady Michelle Obama and Google co-founder Larry Page, en route to the finals where she was named TIME magazine's most influential person of the past decade.

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