Sydney Sweeney (Neil Rasmus/

Hot off the heels of her double nomination at her very first Emmy Awards, Sydney Sweeney has been included among the foremost shakers, movers, and change-makers of the year on the TIME100 Next list. The White Lotus star was even tapped as a cover girl for the milestone issue among actress Keke Palmer, singer SZA, and activist Farwiza Farhan.

From athletes, and artists, to entertainers, storytellers, activists, and political figures, honorees include Emily in Paris star Lily Collins, environmentalist Elizabeth Wathuti, I’m Glad My Mom Died author and Nickelodeon alum Jennette McCurdy, human rights activist and Vice President of Colombia Francia Márquez Mina, Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley and more.

Each rising star received an excerpt from a peer or predecessor for feature — Lizzo lauded SZA‘s talent and influence, while Queen Latifah shared her thoughts on Palmer’s star power. Jane Goodall expressed her thoughts on Farhan, and Maude Apatow sang the praises of her on-screen sister and off-screen friend, Sweeney.

“2022 is the year of Sydney Sweeney and I’ve had a front-row seat,” said Apatow. “I play Sydney’s sister Lexi on Euphoria and have gotten to watch her acting up close….Sydney is an unstoppable force…. In addition to her acting work she can produce a movie, fix a car, fight you MMA-style, and dazzle on the red carpet all in the same day. I am so excited to see what my friend will do next. Whatever it is, I will be watching no matter where my seats are.”

The actress expressed her gratitude for her inclusion on Instagram, writing, “Thank you @Time for this incredible honor and privilege. What a dream come true ♥️ And special thanks to @maudeapatow for the words ♥️ #TIME100NEXT.”

Sweeney evoked Old Hollywood glamour for her feature and sported a classic black Miu Miu gown with an empire silhouette, and a bust cutout, tied with a satin bow. Dressed by longtime stylist Molly Dickson, Sweeney adorned black opera gloves, with a feathered black boa thrown over her arms.

The Voyeurs star wore her hair in bouncy, voluminous golden curls styled by Glen Coco Oropeza and classic glam by Melissa Hernandez. 

TIME editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal said in a statement, “Real change requires urgency and the determination to respond with speed to global challenges such as the climate crisis. The leaders featured on this year’s TIME100 Next list have demonstrated that spirit. They are shaping our world—and demanding we join them.”

The publication is set to host the second annual TIME100 Next event to celebrate the impressive individuals spotlighted on the 2022 list. Hosted by Palmer, the fête will take place at SECOND in New York City, and will include a performance by SZA on October 25.

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