NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:46 PM
Overshadowing their sisters’ early success, Kylie and Kendell Jenner were again named to Time’s list of most influential teens for 2015.
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Vine star, Lele Pons, joined a handul of other social media stars who were picked for the list.
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Disney start Rowan Blanchard is one of the youngest on the list at 14 years old.
Love her or hate her, Kendall Jenner is going out with a bang before her 20th — as an “influential” teen.
The 19-year-old was named to Time’s magazine “30 Most Influential Teens of 2015,” alongside her sister, Kylie, and other familair suspects, such as Jaden Smith, Zendaya and Shawn Mendes .
The magazine says it created the list by looking at the youngesters’ awards and social media impact.
“We looked for teens from around the world who were doing incredible things in their respective fields. We didn’t want all actors or athletes or social-media stars,” said, Time Senior Editor, Dan Macsai, who has edited the list for the past two years.
So, outside of the Kardashians were some with little social media power like high schooler, Olivia Hallisey, who created a new way to test for the Ebola virus.
She joined a dream team of nerds, advocates and politcal figures — proving the cool kids are no longer just popular girls and jocks.
This year, the youngest to make the list was entrepreneur-boy-wonder, Moziah Bridges.
The 13-year-old runs a $ 200,000-a-year clothing company, with licensing deals in upscale stores like Nieman Marcus.
He began his bow tie business at 9 years old and catapulted his income with an appearance on “Shark Tank.”
The oldest on the list was Vine star Lele Pons, who has mastered the six-second app and draws in almost 10 million followers.
For the second year in a row, Malia Obama was named as one of the most infuential teens. Her sister, Sasha, did not make the cut.
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Newcomer and rapper Silento was one of a few musicians chosen for the list.
Meanwhile, the Jenner sisters returned for the second year in a row, with the magazine calling Kylie “arguably the most-watched teenager in the world.”
Kylie does have 56 million followers on Instagram and Twitter – though she has not won a Nobel Prize (yet), like fellow list member, Malala Yousafzai.
The Nobel peace laureate has already been named among Time’s most influential people in the world twice.
“I know it’s weird to see a Nobel Peace Prize winner on the same list as someone with 40 million Instagram followers. But that’s the nature of influence in 2015,” said Macsai.
That nature is also behind the selection of first daughter Malia Obama, who was named as a “cultural icon” on the list.
Obama hasn’t been linked to any note-worthy causes or projects, though she did recently make headlines when she was snapped playing beer pong during a college tour at Brown University.
More notable was Texas whiz-kid Ahmed Mohamed, who sparked a national conversation on racism with his bomb “hoax.”
The magazine also threw nods to celebs who have further ignited dicsussions on race and gender.
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Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and she graced the teen list for the second time.
Irving MacArthur High School student Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was named to the list for kicking off a national debate about racial profiling.
Lydia Ko (L) from New Zealand became the youngest golfer at 17 to be ranked number one in the world.
That includes transgender activist Jazz Jennings, 15, and Disney star Zendaya, who has been a voice in the school of body positivity, calling out E’s Guiliana Rancic for mocking her dreadlocks as “patchouli hair.”
The magazine had plenty of inspirational teens to choose from, as the list increased to 30 young stars this year, compared to 16 two years ago.
The increase reflects how the internet has helped broadcast young talent, Macsai said.
“It’s easier than ever to be influential at a young age. Teens today have access to all kinds of tools,” he said.