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London-Katy Perry has been crowned the Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.

The ‘Dark Horse’ hitmaker was presented with the honour, in recognition of her efforts to empower women across the world and her huge success in the music industry, by Kylie Minogue at the glitzy ceremony at One Embankment in London on Tuesday night.

‘The Voice’ UK coach, 45, was clearly thrilled to meet the 29-year-old star as she shared a photograph of them at the event on Twitter shortly afterwards, writing: ‘’I presented the 1&only @katyperry with her @ELLEUK Woman of the Year award. Con-grats and con-kittens!! (sic)’’

Meanwhile, ‘Thor’ star Tom Hiddleston, 33, was named the magazine’s Man of the Year and sent a video message expressing his gratitude, as he was unable to attend the event.

Other big winners were Lily Allen and Tinie Tempah, who were named the female and male UK Recording Artistes of the Year. ‘Happy’ hitmaker and Oscar-nominee Pharrell won the International Recording Artiste trophy, while ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson, 23, was named Actress of the Year.

Suki Waterhouse, who met her boyfriend Bradley Cooper at the awards last year, was named Model of the Year, while top fashion photographer David Bailey was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement trophy.

Full list of winners

ELLE Woman of the Year:     Katy Perry

UK Recording Artiste Female:     Lily Allen

UK Designer of the Year:     Christopher Kane

ELLE Model of the Year:     Suki Waterhouse

ELLE Man of the Year:     Tom Hiddleston

Actress of the Year:     Emma Watson

Lifetime Achievement:     David Bailey