Cast your votes for Lady Gaga if you think that she is one of the most influential people in the world. Official voting ends on Friday, April 6, and the poll #1 will be included in the TIME 100 issue. The complete TIME 100 list will be chosen by TIME's editors and revealed on TIME.com on April 17.
Lady Gaga's profile:
She may not have made crazy hair bows, outlandish dressing and outré sexuality completely acceptable, but Gaga has been a champion of self-expression and following creative impulses beyond what society deems reasonable. Having stood up for individuality, Gaga has also become a crusader for kindness. Her Born This Way Foundation encourages youngsters to befriend those whom others pick on and appreciate the weirdness in everyone. Making compassion cool might be Gaga's most daring statement yet.