Miley Cyrus has found herself among world leaders and humanitarians on Time magazine's Person of the Year shortlist.

The pop star recently came third in the publication's online Person of the Year vote, thanks in part to mischievous hackers and her army of fans - and now editors have decided she should be considered for the coveted cover of the end-of-year issue.

Cyrus will face off with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama and Iranian leader President Hassan Rouhani for the title.

Obama was named Time's Person of the Year in 2012.

Readers voted Egypt’s Defence Minister General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi the Person of the Year online. He beat out Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Time magazine's official Person of the Year will be announced on Wednesday (11Dec13).

Meanwhile, there's more good news for Miley - MTV has named her the Artist of the Year.

The 21 year old raised eyebrows and hit the headlines at the Mtv Video Music Awards in August (13) when she twerked and gyrated through a raunchy dance routine with Robin Thicke wearing nothing but rubber underwear.