The most searched-for celebrity online in '08 was Britney Spears.
But who will be unveiled as Barbara Walters' coveted, completely arbitrary Most Fascinating Person of the Year? Here's two hints:
- Britney Spears did not win this one, unfortch.
- It's one of the individuals pictured below ...
Who's the most fascinating of these celebrities? Follow the jump to find out ...It's Barack Obama!
The first African-American to be elected president was an obvious choice, even up against the likes of Tom Cruise (#2) and his former Republican rival on the national political stage this year, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (#3).
Actor Frank Langella ranked #4 for his upcoming role as President Richard Nixon in Nixon/Frost. Barbara Walters, who used to be, like, a real journalist at one point, predicts he will nab an Oscar nomination for the role.
Thomas Beatie - a.k.a. the pregnant man - was No. 5.