Crazy to think what's happened in a year. 2015 sure didn't disappoint when it came to scandals, affairs, nude pictures, marriages and crazy antics.
Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People list always makes me laugh because, really Bernie Sanders, Barbara? Of all the people in this world you thought Bernie deserved to be fascinating? Anyways, while Barb and I don't always agree, Barb can keep doing what she's doing, but today it's about my most fascinating people of 2015 list.
Just to keep you readers on your toes and to keep you coming back to Everyday Grace, today's list includes #10-6. Check back next Monday for the FINAL 5 Most Fascinating People of 2015.
Can you guess who #1 might be?
Alright, let's get started.
#10: Leah Remini:
First, she challenged the church, then she challenged Tom Cruise. This girl is either the dumbest person alive or the bravest - - and I'm going with bravest. She left a church after 30 years because she felt it wasn't right, she stood up to the church and as a result has been shunned, called a liar and ridiculed. And on top of that, she has a hilarious TV show that shares her love of her family. This girl is bold. And, if you don't want to look to or you disagree with her recent success, I suggest taking a look back to her role on Saved by the Bell. I think we can all agree that Leah has had quite a fascinating career and it doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
#9: Kylie Jenner:
Lip injections, lip kits, dealing with a new dad, Tyga, Lamborghinis and life as one of the most famous celebrities in the world. I have to preface with, I am not a fan of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, but my dislike cannot take away from the fact that the life Kylie lives is pretty fascinating. She's an 18 year old who's been in the public eye since she was 10. She has 45.4 million followers on Instagram while I'm dying for 1000. She has 12.9 million followers on Twitter and she has an app that will rack in $15 million in it's first year. She's dealing with Bruce becoming Caitlin, Kris and Bruce divorcing, all while dealing with normal 18-year old girl problems (as if those aren't enough!). I don't love the girl, but I gotta give her some credit. She's fascinating.
#8: Josh Duggar:
Hard to believe that last year Josh Duggar was on this list because he was a good person. Oh how things can change in a year. First, news breaks that Josh touched 5 young girls when he was a teen. Second, we find out that those young girls were his sisters. Third, two months later, Ashley Madison is breached and all the world finds out that not only did Josh Duggar have an account, but he admitted to cheating on his wife multiple times and being addicted to porn. Safe to say, Mr. Duggar has fallen from grace and I cannot lie, I find the hypocrisy pretty fascinating.
#7: Ronda Rousey:
This girl is the definition of a bad ass. I don't know much about MMA, but I do know that if you can knock someone out in 14 seconds, you're pretty good. She's the #1 female bantamweight fighter in the world, so I think that makes her awesome. She's paleo - whoop whoop! And she wrote a book called My Fight, Your Fight where she gets down and dirty about her life. This girl is a fighter and even though she got knocked out in her most recent fight, that doesn't keep her off this list of fascinating people.
#6: Pope Francis:
Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He's the first Pope from Latin America, Buenos Aires to be specific. He's the first Jesuit Pope and he's 76. So those are his stats, but ya know what makes Pope Francis really cool? He speaks tolerance and inclusion. He leads by example. He gives love and shows love to everyone. He used to be a bounce at a club. He speaks three languages and loves wine. He has over 8 million twitter followers. He loves soccer and selfies. He's make the Catholic church, God and religion accessible to people who have either never been interested or who have been shunned. The way he "popes" (can I make that a verb) is fascinating and he's doing an incredible job.
Are you excited for #5-1? I sure am! Make sure to check back next week to find out who wins!