Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Most Fascinating Person Of The Year’

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Barbara Walters named Caitlyn Jenner the “Most Fascinating Person of the Year” during her yearly ABC News special.

Following in the footsteps of Princess Diana and Hillary Clinton, the 66-year-old former Olympian was featured during Walters’s yearly special Thursday night.

Walters said she chose Jenner because he created a “seismic shift in the gender universe.”

Caitlyn Jenner gives ESPYs speech

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“Through her own transition, Caitlyn Jenner transformed society this year,” Walters said. “And that, for us, makes her the most fascinating person of 2015.” (RELATED: Magazine Lauds Caitlyn Jenner As ‘Most Famous Transgender In The World’)

Walters said Jenner forced the world to ask “more serious questions.”

Photos of Bruce Jenner as woman Caitlyn Jenner

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“What is gender?” Walter added. “What was the real difference between Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner? She became a champion for people who had long been pushed to the margin of society.”

In October, Jenner was named the “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman Of The Year’)