Time 100 Gala red carpet

- Fox 5 checked out the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on Tuesday evening.

Hollywood A-listers such as John Krasinski and others, Peggy Whitson—a record-breaking astronaut who spent more than 600 cumulative days in space, Kehinde Wiley—the artist who painted President Obama's official portrait, are all on Time's annual list of the world's most influential people.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez wooed the crowd as they walked the carpet moments before J.Lo took the stage at the Time Warner Center. 

From the stars, to social changers—five Parkland, Florida, high school students who started their fight for gun safety laws were honored.

And Republican Sen. Rand Paul attended the gala and not the White House state dinner, simply because he wasn't invited. What does he think of Trump saying the senator never lets him down?

"I think president shares my vision we have been at war for too long in too many places, and that we need to think about coming home," Paul said.

More woman than ever before are on this year's list, including activist Tarana Burke, who founded the "Me Too" movement.

"It's a strange thing to be recognized for work that so many other people are doing," she said. "I just hope I am doing a good job representing survivors."

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman attended, too. She is leading voice in standing up for victims of sexual assault.

The gala was a chance to honor those who have accomplished and changed so much this year. As comedian Trevor Noah put it best: it is a team effort making the list.

"I am where I am today because of people who have been greater than me at getting me to this place—my mother being one of those people," he said.

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