From Hillary Clinton to Megyn Kelly, women dominate list of 2016's Most Intriguing People


It was all girl-power for People magazine's 2016 list of most intriguing people, with Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly all making the cut.

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People magazine staff editor Janine Rubenstein calls the process of whittling down everything that happened in 365 days to just 25 people "painstaking."

Beyonce adds to the powerful women on the list.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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Ashley Graham

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Drake

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Jennifer Aniston

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Kim Kardashian

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Beyonce  

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Hillary Clinton 

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Donald Trump

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Renee Zellweger

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Meghan Markle

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"Beyonce released Lemonade this year and the world stopped and everyone started dancing," Rubenstein told Inside Edition.

The magazine's sexiest man alive, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, also made the list, as did the Chicago Cubs, who captured their first World Series title in 108 years last month.

The new issue of People, on stands Friday, features Barack and Michelle Obama on the cover.

Inside, the proud parents got sentimental talking about their daughters.

The president told the magazine: "Malia is going off to college. She's a grown woman."

RELATED: Romantic moments from the first couple:

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1. Secret Service agents avert their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment on Inauguration Day 2009.

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2. Dancing at the White House during the Governors Ball in February 2009.

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3. Holding hands while heading to Camp David for the first time in March 2009.

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4. In the White House's Red Room with adviser Valerie Jarrett in March 2009.

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5. Watching fireworks on the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.

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6. ​Posing for their first holiday portrait at the White House.

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7. ​Sharing a kiss after the State of the Union address in 2010.

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8. ​President Obama chats with Michelle as they walk the White House Colonnade in Sept. 2010.

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9. The Obamas visit the Flight 93 crash site on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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10. ​Barack whispers something to Michelle during a break between events at the 2011 UN General Assembly.

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11. Obama jokes with Michelle after she says Dr. Jill Biden is her "favorite person in the room."

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12. ​The First Couple shares a private dance before a May 2012 concert at the White House.

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13. ​The First Lady greets Barack Obama on the tarmac at JFK in June 2012.

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14. ​The Obamas look out over their hometown skyline in Chicago on June 15, 2012.

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15. ​At Valerie Jarrett's daughter's Chicago wedding in June 2012.

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16. ​The First Couple smooches for the KissCam during a timeout at an Olympic basketball exhibition game in 2012.

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17. The Obamas made history with this August 2012 hug -- this became the most tweeted photo of all time after Obama sent it out to his followers on election night.

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18. ​Barack gives Michelle a kiss during the inaugural parade.

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19. ​The Obamas giggle as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

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21. ​The President sings 'Happy Birthday' to Michelle in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Lady's new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention from this photo.

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22. ​The Obamas arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

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25. ​The Obamas and their pets Sunny and Bo, wait to greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour.

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27. ​The Obamas hold hands during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches on March 7, 2015.

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28. The Obamas pose for a "Gimme Five" initiative photo in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, on April 6, 2015.

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29. The first lady snuggled against the president during a video taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.

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30. ​The Obamas react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Michelle then interjected, saying, "I don't know about that."

The president, a lawyer by trade, added, "legally [she is]."

"She's still our baby," the first lady said.

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Michelle also revealed she stopped watching TV coverage early on Election Night, telling the magazine that she went to bed before Donald Trump was officially declared the winner.

Their final interview as first couple with the magazine is now available on the People/Entertainment Weekly network and People.com.

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