George Clooney’s wife has seen off competition from Taylor Swift and Scarlett Johansson to be named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2014.
British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has topped the TV personality’s annual list of influential people, with Walters likening her to timeless beauties including late British royal Diana, Princess of Wales and Jackie Kennedy.
Walters says, “What does it take to fascinate one of the most fascinating men in the world? She is known primarily through her spouse and while we know little about her we know a great deal about him and he has fascinated many women… Especially me. Amal Alamuddin, known now as Amal Clooney, is suddenly in that stratosphere that we reserve for the Jackie Os and the Princess Dis and Kate Middletons… That is everything she does, says or wears is officially fascinating.”
Amal married the Hollywood actor in September and has been propelled into the limelight since the nuptials.
Other names featured on Walters’ list include Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift.