Person of the Year 2010 Runners-Up: Chilean Miners

Chilean Miners
Peter Hapak for TIME

Mario Sepulveda, 40, electrical specialist
Nicknamed "The Presenter" for his emcee performances on the videos the miners sent up to the rescue team, Sepúlveda, led rowdy cheers with President Piñera and his ministers after stepping out of the rescue capsule. The flamboyant miner dressed up for the photo shoot as a huaso, a traditional Chilean cowboy, and told TIME he still wants to be a miner: "I didn't stop liking women after those 70 days," Sepúlveda reasoned, "so why should I stop liking mining?"

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