The detail you missed in Time's iconic Person Of The Year cover

Time magazine named the "Silence Breakers" behind the #MeToo sexual harassment campaign as the most influential people of 2017.

 

At first glance, the iconic cover appeared to show five women, including celebrities Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift, but readers noticed something amiss in the bottom corner.

Next to Uber engineer Susan Fowler, lobbyist Adama Iwu, and strawberry picker Isabel Pascual was a velvet-clad elbow.

The magazine revealed the woman is an anonymous hospital worker from Texas who was a victim of sexual harassment.

Time magazine named the "Silence Breakers" behind the #MeToo sexual harassment campaign as the most influential people of 2017. Photo: AAP

The young woman said she feared for her family if she was identified.

She made her claim anonymously and told Time she can recall the "vivid details" of the incident.

“I thought, ‘What just happened? Why didn’t I react?’ I kept thinking, ‘Did I do something, did I say something, did I look a certain way to make him think that was OK?’” she said.

The Person of the Year was revealed on NBC's Today show and editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said it was about recognising “courage”.

Next to Uber engineer Susan Fowler, lobbyist Adama Iwu, and strawberry picker Isabel Pascual was a velvet-clad elbow. Photo: AAP

“This is the fastest moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women - and some men, too - who came forward to tell their own stories," he said.

Other finalists included US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jung-un and former FBI director Robert Mueller.

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