Thursday, December 17, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner Named Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2015
Caitlyn Jenner has earned another honor: the most fascinating person of 2015.
Hailed as a "symbol of hope for the transgender community," host Barbara Walters selected the 66-year-old reality star, who was not interviewed, for the top honor on the list of her annual 10 Most Fascinating People special.
Walters, 86, said:
"Our choice for the most fascinating person of the year was once called the world’s greatest athlete. Traditionally that title was given to the man who won the Olympic decathalon. When Bruce Jenner won it in 1976, it was a huge accomplishment that had everybody talking. But it was nothing like this. When Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner, there was a seismic shift in the gender universe.
Her "celebrity has helped launch a national discussion about transgender rights. She has become a champion for the transgender community, raising awareness and advocating for acceptance."
Since revealing her true identity, Caitlyn Jenner, the parent of ten has been recognized as one of Glamour's Women of the Year, honored as Teen Choice Award's Social Media Queen and the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards.
Caitlyn is in great company as Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana, Hillary Clinton and Amal Clooney have all been most fascinating person of the year.
Also making this year's top ten were Amy Schumer, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Ronda Rousey, Donna Karan and Tracy Morgan.