Caitlyn Jenner Most Fascinating 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Named Most Fascinating Person of 2015 by Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters might not have a regular seat at the View table anymore, but her opinions — as evidenced by her annual Most Fascinating People special — remain as relevant as ever.

So America scratched its collective head during this year’s telecast, which aired Thursday on ABC, wondering who would nab the legendary newswoman’s top spot. Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper, Tracy Morgan, Misty Copeland, Bernie Sanders, Donna Karan, Ronda Rousey, Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump filled the first nine positions, all leading up to the big reveal.

In case you ignored the headline and photo of this article, Caitlyn Jenner — the athlete formerly known as Bruce Jenner — was the final name revealed. I use “revealed” loosely because, given the first nine names on the list, who else could possibly be left?

Needless to say, nothing new was shared about Jenner’s life during Walters’ special, as if there’s anything we don’t know at this point. Viewers, instead, were treated to a montage of scenes from Keeping Up With the KardashiansI Am Cait and various news clips from the ’70s and ’80s.

Jenner also did not sit down with Walters for an interview.

Do you agree with this year’s list? Any names you would have added or cut? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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49 Comments
  1. Tim says:

    Are you kidding me? What he did is what people all over the world want to do,but to be famous and get money for it it’s not right. People are struggling every day with.this. in no way do I think this person should be the most inspirational of the year. There is a lot of heroes that deserve it. Thank you

      • Guest says:

        Tim doesn’t have to humor this guy who feels he’s a woman just because America bullies him into it.

      • tvjunkie says:

        He still has male DNA. Changing your outward appearance doesn’t change your DNA. If he died in in such a way as they had to use science rather than visual observation to identify the body he’d be identified as a male by the tests. I don’t care that he wants to live like a women but it doesn’t change his DNA.

        • Troy says:

          Please educate yourself about transgender individuals before you decide to type such an ignorant comment.

          • Lucifer says:

            So it’s ignorant to know about scientific facts now? I guess we’ve come full circle.

          • tvjunkie says:

            You’re the ignorant fool who apparently failed basic biology in high school. You are the one who needs an education. Cosmetic surgery does NO/t change your DNA. Genetically, as Austin Powers would say, “it’s a man baby.” We’re not talking about a person who was born with both male and female organs. If we were that would be a different story. Now go educate yourself about the birds and bees.

      • colig says:

        actually IT.

    • Tyler says:

      Also, it’s fascinating, not inspirational. You have the right to not like her, but people are definitely fascinated.

      • tvjunkie says:

        There is nothing fascinating about some guy who decided to have cosmetic surgery. It happens all the time. He wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last.

    • tvjunkie says:

      Since when does fascinating mean hero? Fascinating does mean good or bad, it means interesting for one reason or another or for many reasons. That said I don’t see anything fascinating about some guy who had cosmetic surgery. He’s hardly the first and won’t be the last. The only thing fascinating about this is the obvious hopes for a cash grab by ABC. It wouldn’t surprise me if this one of Bruce’s conditions for doing that interview with ABC earlier this year.

      • Troy says:

        You really have something against HER don’t you? Geez. Go troll somewhere else or go back under your bridge where you belong.

        • tvjunkie says:

          You’re the one posting trolling comments. Oh the irony. Posting FACTS is not trolling. Bitching at someone because you don’t like the FACTS is trolling.

        • marla pugh says:

          I only watched some of the show and caught most of her interview with Trump…was a little surprised with her letting trump get a way with his stamina comments about Hilary..she kept asking him ate you saying this because she is a women, etc, etc, I would of rather heard ok Donald after a full day of meetings with people includong traveling for those meetings whether in the USA and on rouye to talks overseas..what do ypu do after its all done…stay up a read multiple books like former President Kennedy, watch the news, take cialis what…What makes you more super human…in my opinion he and Putin can have each other….I thought she could have made a better point with him by asking what he would do..who cares otherwise ..he is a bully and saying he make the race fascinating is for tv bozozs…he may be stirring the pot which is new with his brazen style ..but presidental material or fascinating ….I don’t think so… He may not be a Mussolini yet but he certainly is puffing up like one…without blood on his hands as of yet! Well anyone that puts a Bush in his place without fear does get at least a small high five from me….to bad he is so insulting to women …he ain’t getting any younger or smarter or better looking either!

  2. Jason Stoesz says:

    An entire family full of whores. Literally. Sexual, monetarily, fame, attention. They make ME hate America.

    • liame says:

      Finally a man who doesn’t watch porn, pay prostitutes for sex or engage in one night stands. They don’t make ’em like you anymore!

  3. Ellinaras78 says:

    I guess if it’s an entertainment “award” and world politics and affairs are not taken into account then it does make sense.

  4. Drew says:

    I’d heard rumors that Barbara Walters was starting to lose her sharpness (to put it nicely) but I didn’t put much faith in baseless gossip. Now I’m thinking that it might be true.
    The entire Kardashian/Jenner family is disgusting and I wish they would go away.

  5. chris says:

    I am so tired of hearing that this one person is making all the top lists and awards.

  6. zac says:

    I gotta say the Kardashian/Jenner PR machine really works. I mean, when Chaz Bono did it, I never heard any news about him getting these awards and praise

  7. Jerri says:

    I wonder if Trump will call out or sue Walters for not naming him the most fascinating person of 2015.

    • tvjunkie says:

      Like him or hate him his run in this Presidential election is certainly more fascinating than some dude who had the cosmetic surgery like many other guys. Unless of course you think this is normal for a presidential election cycle.

      • danyelle says:

        A shrink could probably send their kid to college examining why your knickers are in such knot.

        • Lucifer says:

          If they were sensible, they’d just send their kid to a community college since most universities are riddled with fascism, neo-progressivism and the infantilizing of future generations.

        • tvjunkie says:

          Oh it’s quite simple, you nut job liberals just can’t stop wh0ring out Bruce in such a shameless fashion. He’s a guy who had cosmetic surgery to look like a woman. Many men have done so before him and many more will do so after him. There is absolutely nothing that makes him any more or less special than any of those other guys who did the same thing. Wh0ring Bruce out there like this is a slap in the face to all the other guys who did this.

  8. Yoko says:

    Wonder what deal the Kardashians brokered for that.

  9. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    Jenner is certainly the most talked about person of 2015, but she’s hardly fascinating. She’s rather vapid, asinine, and self-absorbed.
    The good thing about her highly publicized transition is that it brings awareness to transgender issues.

    • tvjunkie says:

      “Jenner is certainly the most talked about person of 2015” Um no. Trump has been all over the news and talked about far more than Bruce. I’m not saying that’s a good thing or a bad thing, just pointing out you have your facts wrong.

  10. repeatoffender1 says:

    you might hate them,but, they are making LOTS cash. the two jenner girls are making loot and the whole family is now A list in rap / sports game. . hate them,but, we should respect what they have accomplished. people say it started with porn tape, 90% of world has a photo/video of them having sex/naked. who cares? kim made 85 million last year-did anyone here do that? watch TV in other countries- it is horrible and the reality genre is so fake/bad! the keeping up series seems to keep it pretty real.( i have only watched show twice -long time age-i may be wrong now).
    kris jenner is a good manager and damn good dealmaker. i wonder how many of the haters could do what this family has done. kris jenner has help make this family financially set for rest of their life – well done!
    give props where props are deserved.

    *if really hate them,do the following- dont click on stories of them, dont read or follow their social media, dont watch tv shows and dont buy their merchandise!*

    **everytime a hater clicks on story about family, they are actually helping the family. the more clicks, the better placed in newspaper.look at TMZ- 80% of website is about kardashian/jenner family. why? it makes them loot!**

    • Mary says:

      Yes they have made a lot of money and yes it all started with a sex tape. That being said I find it speaks volume of today’s society. Respect is something you earn and because one makes millions does not make them respectable. I question Barbara’s choice however it does not affect my life one way or the other so be it.

  11. repeatoffender1 says:

    bruce jenner was an olympic king, he raised like 10-11 kids which all turned out okay, he sent them all to private schools , made lots of loot working after sports. if dude wanted to become a girl-she deserves it. who cares if she now a girl- if she happy and a productive part of society good for ms jenner.
    i guess it is fasinating because he was a mans man, he was very macho and played very hardcore sports. he was also famous from his kardashian connections and making a lot of money.
    then he told the whole world -he came out to the world. its hard enough coming out to one person let alone millions.
    he has the loot to dress with top designers,and, he does! very well!
    so his award can annoy people and i understand,but, how many people could actually come out as transgender to the world? that is what make him deserve this award!

  12. kmayne says:

    Babs Barbara WTH? I have nothing against transgender and what Jenner did But come on most fascinating person of 2015? I just do not understand what the whole fascination is on Jennrers and Kardashians. But to each their own I guess

  13. tvjunkie says:

    I’m really not sure why Barbara want to flaunt her complete lack of journalistic credibility like this. The are many other far more fascinating people this year. For example, like him or hate him Trump is far more fascinating. Why? Who would have ever thought he’d have ever been the frontrunner in a Presidential election even while the vast majority of the (liberal) media does it’s best to knock him down. I’m not a big Trump fan, but I find what’s going on in this election cycle far more fascinating that some random guy who decided to have cosmetic surgery.

  14. Kim R says:

    I have to disagree with the first sentence. For me, Barbara Walter’s opinion is not really relevant anymore.

  15. Derek117 says:

    No. I think Misty Copeland has achieved more–and been a better role model than Caitlyn. Ms. Walters has not been relevant since the 1980s, and tries to hide this fact by hitching onto the latest “in” thing. While transgender equality is important–I’m not sure Caitlyn is the best role model–she seems too engaged in the Kardashian me-me-me machine. My opinion!

    • tvjunkie says:

      I really don’t know why some many people think fascinating means good as evidenced by your “role model” comment. Fascinating does not mean good, bad or anything in between.

  16. Diz says:

    Absolutely ridiculous!

  17. Larc says:

    Shakespeare said it first: much ado about nothing! Stale news about a stale person by a stale TV show run by a stale commentator.

  18. Nick says:

    Why??? I called it though!

  19. bob dixion says:

    This entire show is a joke. Tell Barbara to give it up. Bruce !@##%#$ are you kidding !!

  20. liame says:

    Why didn’t BaWa get an interview? Has Bruce and Caitlyn become too full of themselves?

  21. cej says:

    Great. Now can we please be done with her?

  22. marla pugh says:

    I only watched some of the show and caught most of her interview with Trump…was a little surprised with her letting trump get a way with his stamina comments about Hilary..she kept asking him ate you saying this because she is a women, etc, etc, I would of rather heard ok Donald after a full day of meetings with people includong traveling for those meetings whether in the USA and on rouye to talks overseas..what do ypu do after its all done…stay up a read multiple books like former President Kennedy, watch the news, take cialis what…What makes you more super human…in my opinion he and Putin can have each other….I thought she could have made a better point with him by asking what he would do..who cares otherwise ..he is a bully and saying he make the race fascinating is for tv bozozs…he may be stirring the pot which is new with his brazen style ..but presidental material or fascinating ….I don’t think so… He may not be a Mussolini yet but he certainly is puffing up like one…without blood on his hands as of yet! Well anyone that puts a Bush in his place without fear does get at least a small high five from me….to bad he is so insulting to women …he ain’t getting any younger or smarter or better looking either!

  23. john pilara says:

    Bruce jenner is the worst choice as fascinating person of the year for doing nothing and a slap in the face to all those who were by passed for bruce jenner’s so called fascination