Barbara Walters has named her “Most Fascinating Person” of 2014, and the honor goes to Amal Clooney — the former Amal Alamuddin and the wife of George Clooney.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the honor is well-deserved. “It’s a shame that it took marrying one of the biggest, most handsome stars in Hollywood to get Amal Clooney … onto this coveted list, but now at least we can focus on why she really deserves to be Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2014,” the publication reports.
The report adds: “Before the Lebanon-born, London-raised Amal Alamuddin met the Academy Award-winning actor in Italy in 2013, she was a successful human-rights attorney who could count names like Julian Assange and Kofi Annan as clients. While living in New York, Alamuddin had even once clerked for future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.”
Walters is quoted in the article saying Amal Clooney “joins the ranks of Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton — everything she does, says or wears is officially fascinating.”