Caitlyn Jenner Named Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating Person Of The Year"

Caitlyn Jenner can now add another honor to her list. The reality star was named Barbara Walters’ “Most Fascinating Person Of The Year” for 2015 on Walters’ special last night on ABC. Although Jenner was not interviewed for the top spot on the annual list of 10 Most Fascinating People, Walters hailed Jenner as “a symbol of hope for the transgender community.”
“Our choice for the most fascinating person of the year was once called the world’s greatest athlete,” Walters says. “Traditionally that title was given to the man who won the Olympic decathlon. 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.”
Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, first discussed with Dianne Sawyer on 20/20 about her transition from male to female back in April, before officially coming out as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair two months later. Jenner has also chronicled her journey with her own series I Am Cait, which has been picked up for a second season. Since then, Jenner has received multiple honors and awards including becoming a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY awards.
Among the other personalities who have made Walters’ list this year were Amy Schumer, American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Ronda Rousey, DKNY founder Donna Karan, and Tracy Morgan.

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