Robin Roberts one of 2013's most fascinating people

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippi's star Robin Roberts is a pretty fascinating person.  And ABC icon Barbara Walters agrees.

Roberts is on Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2013.

Besides the South Mississippi native, the list has pop culture icons including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, actress Jennifer Lawrence and the stars of the TLC show Duck Dynasty.

It also features newsmakers such as swimmer Diana Nyad, Pope Francis, Prince George, and NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

This year's list has special significance because it is expected to be Walters' last since she is retiring next year.

Walters will reveal her number one most fascinating person when the show airs on December 18th.  You can catch that program on WLOX ABC.

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