Barbara didn’t actually interview Caitlyn for her ‘Most Fascinating People of 2015’ show, but she explained her choice.
Our choice for the most fascinating person of the year was once called the world’s greatest athlete. Traditionally that title was given to the man who won the Olympic decathlon. When Bruce Jenner won it in 1976, it was a huge accomplishment that had everybody talking. But it was nothing like this. When Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner, there was a seismic shift in the gender universe.”
I completely agree with that. Caitlyn isn’t the first transgender person out there by a long shot, but she is, without question, the most high profile.
Barbara also said:
Famous and familiar, she raised awareness and acceptance of transgendered people. Through her own transformation, Caitlyn Jenner transformed society this year, and that, for us, makes her the most fascinating person of 2015.”
I think what surprises me the most is that Barbara didn’t actually interview Caitlyn. Wonder what happened there? Perhaps there was a scheduling issue. Caitlyn doesn’t shy away from interviews any more than the Kardashians ;). Otherwise, I think Caitlyn is a completely appropriate choice for Most Fascinating Person of the Year for 2015.
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