Barbara Walters Reveals 9 of Her 10 Most Fascinating People

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Near the end of every year, Barbara Walters airs her Most Fascinating People feature on ABC.

And every year the list is more and more ridiculous (in 2010, David Petraeus topped a group that included the Jersey Shore cast), simply a rundown of who has been in the news, as opposed to rankings of individuals who are actually interesting.

2011 is no different, as the journalist has revealed nine of her final 10, saving the number-one spot for viewers of her December 14 special. Let's take a look at the finalists, shall we?

Barbara Walters and the Kardashians

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian: They marry, procreate and Tweet for money. Their total and complete lack of personality is kind of fascinating, we guess.

Simon Cowell: One of the world's most successful music executives. Wears tight t-shirts. Speaks his mind.

Derek Jeter: Perhaps the most boring, least fascinating athlete on the planet. He plays very hard, is respectful of the game and, by all accounts, is a very nice guy. Does any of that make him an especially interesting individual?

Donald Trump: Okay, his hair is pretty fascinating.

Katy Perry: She sings fun pop ballads and wears weird outfits. Is anyone fascinated by the artist herself? Or do you just wanna bop around to "Last Friday Night?"

Pippa Middleton: Acceptable. The public is clearly fascinated by her and for good reason. Total cutie alert!

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson: They are actors who portray a gay couple. How fascinating, right?!? Think it's a coincidence they also star on an ABC show?

So... who will be number-one? Our vote is for Lady Gaga. How about yours?


I would love to talk to you about your tour. Traveling the world by bike is my dream and I'd love to learn more and get some pioetnrs make that dream come true.


gotta be gabby giffords

Jaan black

this old senile hag needs to retire if this is all she can come up with


I don't think people of colour have been omitted intentionally. Most of the people listed here have derogatory remarks written about them. Perhaps they couldn't find a person of colour to mock (which can only be a good thing).


Did anyone notice that there is not one person of color on this list? That's bullshit. Even Nicki Minaj is more interesting than the Kardashians.


Sic of Angelie Jolie. Another overexposed person. i like her movies but i don't want to hear about her! Emma Stone is more fascinating!


Katie Perry had more than one hit song this year, married Russell Brand..yep, she's kind of fascinating! So next year is BaBa WaWa gonna do Paul McCarney and his bride!


Katie Perry is fascinating. But Kate Middleton, boring! Adele is fascinating. We don't know enough about her. Donald Trump is a celebrity, that we know more about than we need too. And even Simon Cowell is overexposed. Hell, CeLo Green would be more fascinating than him. Love the Kardashian's but again overexposed, probably. i'd rather see a profile of Rachael Ray's life!


Put charlie sheen on the list he should be on the list not Katy Perry what did she do this year or even Trump


What does Barbara Walters know? She is a aged TV personality that does not have a clue about who or what is fascinating. The Kardasians play to the camera so much, that they are media whores for the most part that is all. All of the rest of the people that are mentioned are not fascinating in the least. Barbara needs to talk to younger people to get a feel of what is really happening in the world; she is on her last leg, clammering for a media extravaganza, by way of a indepth interview, NOT HAPPENING!