South African-Australian actor Troye Sivan, best known for his lead role in the
Spud movie series, has been listed on Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Most
Influential Teens of 2014.
“We analysed social-media followings, cultural accolades, business acumen and more to
determine this year’s list,’ reads a statement on the Time Magazine website.
After being discovered by a Hollywood producer on YouTube, where he frequently posts
video blogs to his 2.8 million subscribers, Sivan has gone on to star in a number of films
and has released a chart topping debut album. In addition, the 19-year-old donated all
of the profits from one of his most successful songs to a children’s cancer hospital and
has been a positive advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
Other names on the list include actress Rachel Fox, youth activist Malala Yousafzai,
reality stars Kylie and Kendall Jenner and pro golfer Lydia Ko.