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We love to hear when one of our favorite stars has been recognized for all their hard work. Billboard recently named songwriter/actress/style chameleon Katy Perry their Woman of the Year! With all the different projects (and hair colors!) she’s taken on, we have to say we’re not surprised.

The Part of Me star has gone a long away since she started out in the industry as Katy Hudson. Katy was totally humble about the honor, too. For her, receiving the title this particular year was a complete surprise.

“I’d thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton,” Katy said. “But I guess I get to hold onto it at the end of the year. It’s truly a lovely compliment. Seeing who has been honored in the past- Beyonce, Taylor Swift and others- I’m in good company.”

We think we can safely say that Katy has succeeded in accomplishing her “teenage dream”. What do YOU think? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!