Barbara Walters has revealed her choices for her annual special, “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012.”
Walters must be a fan of boy bands, because British pop group One Direction found a spot on her list. Also included is actor Ben Affleck, who is experiencing a resurgence in Hollywood since he successfully parlayed his talents as a director.
More picks include Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.
One thing Walters let viewers know is that the people on her list are “very much in the news” and that her list contains “no criminals.” As is always the case, you’ll have to wait until the show airs Dec. 12 on ABC if you want to see her No. 1 choice for the most fascinating person of the year.