Well, we finally know the identity of Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2014. What’s funny – to me, at least – is that the #1 most fascinating person of the year did not even bother to give Barbara Walters an interview. Our new most fascinating person in the world is: AMAL. Formerly Amal Alamuddin, now Amal Clooney. Amal did have a big year – she got engaged to The Most Eligible Bachelor In the World last spring, and then they were married in what turned out to be the thirstiest wedding of the year (no disrespect to the thirstiness of the Kimye Wedding). But since October, Amal has been pretty quiet. Still, everyone’s hoping that she walks the Golden Globes red carpet in January with George – he’s receiving the lifetime achievement award. Of course.
In the first few seconds of Walters’ announcement, she compares Amal to Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, Duchess Kate and Princess Diana. Um… really? Her? Why doesn’t anyone else make the obvious comparison: she’s Carolyn Bessette to George Clooney’s John-John. Ha! I know, that’s just as offensive and ludicrous as saying Amal is the same as Princess Diana, but with the Bessette comparison, at least it really feels like there are parallels to draw on. Anyway, here’s the video. Barbara is so extra about George Clooney.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.