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Bono is the first man to make Glamour's Woman of the Year list

Published 01/11/2016 | 16:34

Bono has been honoured by Glamour magazine Photo: Twitter
Bono has been honoured by Glamour magazine Photo: Twitter
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Model Ashley Graham attends the Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
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Humanitarian and rock icon Bono has become the first man to make Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year list.

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For the first time, Glamour have added a Man of the Year to their list of powerful women, giving the award to Bono.

The magazine is honouring Bono for his humanitarian work, trying to help the rights and needs of girls who live in poverty.

Bono told Glamour magazine: “I’m sure I don’t deserve it. But I’m grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women. We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions.”

Bono will feature in the list alongside Fashion designer Miuccia Prada, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, ISIS kidnap survivor Nadia Murad, Black Lives Matter activists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, and model and body activist Ashley Graham.

Speaking to the Press Association, Glamour's Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive said: "We've talked for years about whether to honour a man at Women of the Year and we've always kind of put the kabash [sic] on it.

"You know, men get a lot of awards and aren't exactly hurting in the celebration and honours department."

She added: "But it started to seem that that might be an outdated way of looking at things, and there are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys."

Model Ashley Graham attends the Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Model Ashley Graham attends the Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

He will be honoured as Man of the Year at a ceremony in Los Angeles on November 14.

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