He has said that he's like a "supermodel, except, like, times 10".
Time's editors will decide the final Person of the Year later this week, but the online poll results provide a look at how the world sees these figures, with Modi emerging as the most influential figure in 2016, according to the readers.
So, if you're angry about this, just remember that TIME has picked people who were arguably far worse.
The annual cover on which the magazine recognises the person who "for better or for worse ... has done the most to influence the events of the year" pictures the president-elect in his NY tower with the headline, Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America. "Those who dislike me don't know me, and have never met me. I'm going to negotiate prices". "And they love me and I love them", he told the magazine.
"This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year", she wrote. "I'm not president yet, so I didn't do anything to divide", he said. Because I'm not establishment in Hollywood, I'm not establishment politically.
"Like all newly elected leaders, he has a chance to fulfill promises and defy expectations", said Gibbs.
Nevertheless, the magazine who has been selecting the year's most influential person, group or idea since 1927 chose Donald Trump to be the most significant personality of the year.
On allegations made by the USA government that Russian Federation hacked the Democratic national committee's emails, Trump tells Time: "I don't believe they interfered ... And we're going to put it back together".
Trump climbed from fiery underdog in the race for the GOP presidential nomination to winning the White House and defeating Clinton in the November 8 election. "But to be on the cover of Time magazine as the "Person of the Year" is a tremendous honor".