[article id="1601544"]Twilighters were named MTV News' Woman of the Year[/article] because their obsession with the books, movies and actors laid the groundwork for what is now a phenomenon rivaling [movie id="239761"]"Harry Potter"[/movie] and [movie id="33140"]"Star Wars."[/movie] And their undeniable anticipation for the next film, "New Moon," only means that their power and influence will continue to grow.
Sure, there are a handful of guys out there who are also devoted to the romance between Bella and Edward, but the dedicated ladies who eat, sleep and breathe the books proved to be the driving force behind the movie's success. Two of the film's stars, [movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson] and [movieperson id="1014864"]Ashley Greene[/movieperson], couldn't agree more with our pick for Woman of 2008.
"Hey, [movie id="369195"]'Twilight'[/movie] fans, just got news from MTV that you, the 'Twilight' fan, have been named Woman of the Year," Lautner told MTV News. "So I'd like to congratulate you, first of all, and tell you that I am not surprised. All your hard work and support with 'Twilight' and the upcoming 'New Moon' have been amazing, so thank you guys and congratulations."
(Read what [article id="1601555"]Lautner had to say about his efforts to be cast in "New Moon."[/article])
Greene was also excited to hear that the Twilighters beat out everyone from Britney Spears to Taylor Swift to Beyoncé.
"Congratulations to the 'Twilight' fans for being named MTV's 2008 Woman of the Year," she said. "You guys definitely deserve it. You've been so amazing, making 'Twilight' a success and making it what it was at the box office, and giving us the chance to make the second one. So, thank you and congratulations!"
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