Who are the most fascinating people of 2012?
Barbara Walters announced her Top 10 list last night during her annual ABC special, highlighting the most fascinating people of the year.
Boston's Academy-Award winning actor/director/writer Ben Affleck made the list. This was a big year for Affleck, who directed, produced, and starred in "Argo," which was also nominated for a Golden Globe this morning. Others included pint-sized reality TV star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Olympian Gabby Douglas, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, British boy band One Direction, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, actor Seth MacFarlane, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Wondering who's the most fascinating of all?
The title of Most Fascinating Person of 2012 goes to Gen. David Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero who stepped down as director of the CIA in November after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. (Photo: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
Do you agree that Petraeus is the most fascinating person of the year?
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