Amal Clooney Named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2014

The Clooneys in Italy
George and Amal step out the morning after their wedding.
Amal Clooney’s got something her husband doesn’t have: a Most Fascinating Person of the Year title.

Believe it or not, two-time Sexiest Man Alive winner George Clooney has never been included in Barbara Walters’ annual list.

According to Walters, who revealed her most fascinating on Sunday’s broadcast, Mrs. Clooney’s wedding “was really one of the greatest achievements in human history.”

Naturally, this announcement was followed by old clips of the handsome actor vowing to Walters that he’d never marry again, followed by old footage of Clooney and his former flames.

Unlike other folks on the list — including Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey — Mrs. Clooney did not sit down for an interview. Still, Walters had several fascinating things to say about her most fascinating person.

A sampling:

“He has fascinated many women, especially me.”

“Everything she does, says or wears, is officially, fascinating.”

“He is perfectly handsome and suave and no one wears a suit better . . . she also wears a suit incredibly well.”

“Amazingly, Amal has been the subject of very little snark or envy. Maybe because we, like George Clooney, find it impossible to resist perfection. Or maybe it because it is heartening to think, that no matter how long it may take, the perfect someone is out there for everyone. And that for us makes her the most fascinating person of 2014.”

Oh Babs, couldn’t have said it better myself.

Watch the full piece, below.


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