The results are in: Caitlyn Jenner is the Most Fascinating Person of 2015! What made Barbara Walters choose her for the prestigious honor? Find out below!
2015 is the year of Caitlyn Jenner, according to Barbara Walters! The veteran journalist voted the reality star and former Olympian as No. 1 on her 10 Most Fascinating People list for the year, and we can’t really blame her! Caitlyn has had an incredible year marked by her courageous story of transitioning from a man to a woman, which was all documented on Barbara’s Dec. 17 special.
Caitlyn first announced her transition, including her new name from her former moniker, Bruce, in a brave interview with Diane Sawyer on Apr. 24. Then, in June, she made her debut as Caitlyn on a now iconic cover of Vanity Fair — but this was only the beginning for the strides she would make in the transgender community.
Being the patriarch of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Caitlyn took her level of fame and turned it into a platform of advocacy for those with similar stories as hers. She even starred in her own reality show, I Am Cait, to do so!
Along with Barbara’s Most Fascinating title, Caitlyn has already been honored with the Arthur Ashe Award and Glamour’s Woman of the Year for her amazing journey and bravery. Although she didn’t talk to Barbara in the special, Caitlyn used her acceptance speeches to speak for her community. Barbara put it perfectly: “Through her transformation, she transformed society this year.”
Being No. 1 is always a big deal, but in the case of 2015’s Most Fascinating list, Caitlyn should be extremely flattered — she beat out some pretty big names. Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan, and Donald Trump all made the cut, but there’s really no arguing that Caitlyn deserved the top spot! Congrats, Cait!
What do you think of Barbara’s choice of TK for the top spot, HollywoodLifers? Who would you have picked as the most fascinating person of 2015? Share your thoughts below!