Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2009
Barbara Walters is pretty famous for interviewing some pretty famous people. Find out who made her list of 2009's 10 Most Fascinating People.
1. Michelle Obama
We all know her - the First Lady of the United States.
2. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is more than just a pop singer - she's a cultural phenomenon, making her mark in the world of entertainment in just one year. She became the first artist ever to have four No. 1 hits off a debut album, receive an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and become one of the Most Fascinating People of 2009.
"Every bit of me is … devoted to love and art,” Gaga said, adding that she feels an obligation to inspire young fans who feel out of place. “I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans, who are - who feel just like I felt when I was younger.”
3. Glenn Beck
A political commentator on TV.
4. Tyler Perry
He's acted, written and produced in Hollywood, even though he had an abusive father growing up.
5. Kate Gosselin
From the former reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8. We think it's pretty dumb to be famous just for having too many kids.
6. Adam Lambert
Openly gay Season 8 American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was criticized for his risque performance at the American Music Awards. “You know, I am who I am, and I think that freedom of expression should be alive and well, and unfortunately it’s not," he told Walters.
7. Sarah Palin
The almost vice-president of the U.S. from Alaska.
8. Brett Favre
Star NFL quarterback who turned his back on retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings. He is the only player to win the MVP award three times in a row.
9. Jenny Sanford
The wife of South Carolina’s governor.
10. Michael Jackson’s Three Children
Michael Jackson’s three children, Paris, Prince Michael and Prince Michael, had to deal with the very public loss of their beloved father. The kids have come a long way from the days when they appeared in public wearing masks or veils.