Hillary Clinton picked as Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2013

While delivering remarks, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton displays the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize after receiving the award December 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Clinton received the award for her work in the areas of women's rights and internet freedom. Image by Getty Images

Hillary Clinton picked as Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2013

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 19, 2013

Barbara Walters unveiled Hillary Clinton as the most fascinating person of 2013 during her ABC special on Wednesday night.

This is not the first time that Clinton has been selected as most fascinating. She was also at the top of the list when Walters did the special for the very first time 20 years ago.

PHOTOS: Walter's picks for 2013

In her interview, Walters asked Clinton about her plans to run again for the White House in 2016. Clinton told Walters that she will make up her mind some time in the next year.

This year is the first time in decades that neither Clinton nor her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has actually been in office. When asked how her husband felt about a potential run, Clinton responded that he "wants me to do what I think is right."

The other people on the list included Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts, the "Duck Dynasty" cast, Pope Francis, Britain's Prince George, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, swimmer Diana Nyad, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

During Lawrence's segment with Walters, she talked about why she felt it was wrong to judge fat people.

As for Cyrus, Walters said the star has undergone one of the biggest personal and professional transformations she has seen over the past five years, and that she is more important now than she was as the television character "Hannah Montana."

During her interview, Cyrus told Walters, "No matter what I do, I'm either boring or I'm a slut." She also said she was never really happy with who she was.

The reality stars from "Duck Dynasty" convinced Walters to do something she has never done before, use a duck call. Phil Robertson, a star of the show, is now under fire for anti-gay remarks he made during an interview with GQ Magazine and has been suspended from the show.

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According to Radar Online, Robertson skipped out on the interview with Walters because he was going hunting.

Walters says she chose Kardashian and West as 2013's "It Couple" because they are constantly in the media and they also happen to be fun and nice and she enjoys interviewing them.

And she told E! News that the birth of Prince George was the biggest event of the year. "For a little baby who did not do interviews, he became the biggest star."

Although most people would agree that Walters' list was a good one for the 10 most fascinating people of 2013, one omission is being questioned, at least by Piers Morgan. He believes that Barack Obama should have been on the list.

Last year, Walters' top pick was General David Petraeus.

PHOTOS: Walter's picks through the years

This is the last year of Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People" special as the veteran journalist has announced plans to retire.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.