I won't comment on the winners of the other categories, my beef is with the award given to Ms Cole.
Here are some women that I find truly inspiring and who beat Ms Cole hands down for the ultimate "Woman of the Year" award.
- Dr Andrea Marshall - fighting to conserve Manta rays off the coast of Mozambique, her groundbreaking research and discovery of a new species, plus her utter dedication to these beautiful mammals, is marvellous.
- Dame Ellen MacArthur - as well as her amazing sailing achievements she head up the Ellen Macarthur Trust, which uses sailing to help young people regain their confidence while on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness.
- Kanwal Ahluwalia - programme manager for WOMANKIND's West African programme, which focuses on supporting existing and developing new partnerships with women’s organisations in Ghana to reduce violence against women, HIV and AIDS.
- Christine Schuler Deschryver - devoted her life to helping the women and girls of the Congo with the V-Day global movement to end violence against women and girls, in particular mass rape and genital mutilation of women and young girls.
- Emma Morris - sold her house and used her savings to set up "Change 2 change" that works with young people in the criminal justice system to reduce antisocial behaviour and reoffending rates through cognitive behaviour therapy.
If your awards were only meant to be within the field of "fashion/media stars and z-list celebs" then fair enough, but as a popular magazine you really should be trying a bit harder to give us women REAL role models, and not perpatuating the Cult of Celebrity that is sucking the life out of our teenagers and the soul out of the entertainment and music industries.
Now let's see. A primped and groomed plastic mediocre pop puppet, or any of the above women. I know who i'd give the award to. Come on GLAMOUR, do a bit better with next years awards.