Katy Perry crowned woman of the year.
Katy Perry crowned woman of the year. Johns PKI / Splash News

Katy Perry crowned woman of the year

KATY Perry has been crowned the Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards in London.

The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker was presented with the honour, in recognition of her efforts to empower women across the world and her huge success in the music industry, by Kylie Minogue at the glitzy ceremony at One Embankment in London on Tuesday night.

'The Voice' UK coach, 45, was clearly thrilled to meet the 29-year-old star as she shared a photograph of them at the event on Twitter shortly afterwards, writing: "I presented the 1&only @katyperry with her @ELLEUK Woman of the Year award. Con-grats and con-kittens!! (sic)"

Meanwhile, 'Thor' star Tom Hiddleston, 33, was named the magazine's Man of the Year and sent a video message expressing his gratitude, as he was unable to attend the event.

Other big winners were Lily Allen and Tinie Tempah, who were named the female and male UK Recording Artists of the Year.

'Happy' hitmaker and Oscar-nominee Pharrell won the International Recording Artist trophy, while 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson, 23, was named Actress of the Year.

Suki Waterhouse, who met her boyfriend Bradley Cooper at the awards last year, was named Model of the Year, while top fashion photographer David Bailey was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement trophy.


Full List of Winners:

  • UK Recording Artist Female: Lily Allen
  • British Designer of the Year: Christopher Kane
  • ELLE Model of the Year: Suki Waterhouse
  • UK Recording Artist Male: Tinie Tempah
  • Accessory Designer of the Year: Kate Hillier
  • ELLE Man of the Year: Tom Hiddleston
  • Red Carpet Designer of the Year: Emilia Wickstead
  • Contemporary Designer of the Year: Isabel Marant
  • Fashion Innovator: Nicola Formichetti for Diesel
  • International Recording Artist: Pharrell Williams
  • Actress of the Year: Emma Watson
  • Lifetime Achievement: David Bailey
  • ELLE Woman of the Year: Katy Perry