It is that time of year once again when Barbara Walters airs the '10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.' There have been many interesting people in the news this past year, but she has nailed it down to just a handful. USA Today announced the list on Dec. 2, except for the person that has the number one spot, which will be revealed later this month.
First on the list is “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts who has been labeled an ‘overcomer.’ She has battled breast cancer and also had a bone marrow transplant but is now doing really well. Roberts is a strong individual and it is no wonder that she is at the top of this list.
Jennifer Lawrence shot to fame quite fast after the first installment of “The Hunger Games” came out. She is quite out-spoken on how she feels about the public’s view of body image. Also huge right now is “Duck Dynasty” and the members of the Robertson family are as fascinating as they come. They are also out-spoken about their faith and values. They speak out against abortion and promote adoption. Both Lawrence and the Robertson’s made the list.
The individuals that have had the most controversy this year are Miley Cyrus and Kimye, also known as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Yes, they are considered fascinating.
Pope Francis has been in the news ever since he became the leader of the Catholic Church. His humble beginnings have made headlines and people are drawn to him because of this. The public is also drawn to that wee little baby that lives in England with his parents that you might have heard of. Prince George, son of Prince William and Duchess Kate, might be the youngest person to have made this coveted list.
Lastly, two non-celebrities that have made headlines this year are swimmer Diana Nyad and NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Their actions have caused controversy, which in turn makes them some of the most talked about people around.
The top spot will be announced on Barbara Walters’ special which airs on Dec. 18 on ABC.
Who would your pick be for the most fascinating person of 2013?