Barbara Walters names Caitlyn Jenner 'Most Fascinating Person of 2015'

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Caitlyn Jenner has been named the "most fascinating person" of 2015 by Barbara Walters on her annual ABC special, which aired Thursday.

Jenner's name topped a list that included Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper, Tracy Morgan, Misty Copeland, Bernie Sanders, Donna Karan, Ronda Rousey, Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump.

Walters cited Jenner's bravery in publicly announcing her transition from a man to a woman, being a voice for the transgender community and enlightening the pubic on transgender issues. The former View host said that Jenner had transformed society.

See Caitlyn Jenner's transformation through the years:

The Olympian, formerly Bruce Jenner, came out as Caitlyn on Diane Sawyer's April 20/20 interview, which drew more than 20 million viewers. THR reported that Jenner and Sawyer will reteam in 2016 for a one-year follow-up.

Jenner joins the likes of past honorees Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana, Hillary Clinton and Amal Clooney as the "most fascinating person" of the year.

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