Barbara Walters Reveals Seven Of Her ‘Ten Most Fascinating People’ Of 2012

Today on The View, Barbara Walters revealed seven out of the ten people that make up her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012. Last year, although she had some controversial names on her list (namely the Kardashian family), the most fascinating person was determined to be the late Steve Jobs, found of Apple.

Her number one Most Fascinating Serson of 2012 will be revealed on when Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 airs on December 12 on ABC. In addition to that person, the two other unannounced stars will also be revealed during the show.

Do any of you have any guesses as to who the number one person will be? Carly Rae Jepsen? Psy? Channing Tatum? Check out the list below of the seven people Walters has already announced and see if you have any ideas as to who the other three will be.

Ben Affleck

2012 Highlights: This year, Affleck directed and starred in the movie Argo, while continuing to voice his opinions in politics and help as much as possible in charitable and humanitarian projects. He and his wife Jennifer Garner had their third child together in late February.

One Direction

2012 Highlights: The group consists of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson and they’ve becoming one of the biggest boy bands ever. They are the youngest act in UK chart history to have a number one album and single simultaneously and they are also the first British group to have a debut album reach at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.

E.L. James

2012 Highlights: She is the British author of the bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. In addition to Barbara’s list, she has also been included in Time Magazine‘s annual list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”.

Seth MacFarlane

2012 Highlights: Best known for Family Guy, MacFarlane hosted SNL this year and also will be hosting the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. He also made his directorial live-action film debut with the release of Ted this year and it became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time.

Hillary Clinton

2012 Highlights: Clinton is currently serving in the administration of President Barack Obama and some believe she’ll run for president at the next election.

Gabby Douglas

2012 Highlights:
This 16-year-old American gymnast won gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in both the individual and team all-around competitions. She is the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.

Chris Christie

2012 Highlights: The current Governor of New Jersey, he was considered a favorite for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination but stated he only wanted to serve as governor of New Jersey. He gave the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention and many see him as a potential frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

  • Brian

    *One Direction are British & Irish.

  • Peter

    ben affleck? one direction?! really?? this is ridiculous.

  • Well on The View, Joy guessed Honey Boo Boo and Barbara confirmed that she was on the list (but not interviewed by her). They also made it clear that Honey Boo Boo is on the list but is not #1.

    Since Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and David Petraeus were the #1 picks in 2008, 2009 and 2010 I really don’t think either of them will be the pick again (despite being newsmakers) so I think it might actually be Mitt Romney because of his huge train wreck of a campaign.