Credit: A&E

Bet you would never have associated Kimye or Miley Cyrus with the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, but now all three share a prestigious honor: They’ve made Barbara Walters’ annual 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 list. Yep, the Robertson clan’s ever-growing popularity can’t be stopped.

Also on this year’s list? Everyone’s girl crush Jennifer Lawrence, Pope Francis, ABC’s Robin Roberts, Edward Snowden — even 4-month-old Prince George. And sure, Barbara’s lineup this time around is pretty all over the map, but we still didn’t see the Duck Dynasty thing coming!

However, as this is Ms. Walters’s final Most Fascinating special before she retires (no!), we’re happy that it’s going to be an exciting one. And remember, she will only reveal her mysterious No. 1 pick on the night the special airs. If this person beat out the twerk queen and actual royalty, one can only imagine what Barb’s got in store for us.

And while we wait to find out what Barbara finds so fascinating about the Robertson family, fans of Duck Dynasty can catch the show’s one-hour Christmas special on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E. We’re sure it will feature tunes from their uber-successful holiday album, tasty treats from Miss Kay, and lots and lots of beards, of course.

Tune in as Barbara Walters presents her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 on ABC, December 18.

Do you agree with the most fascinating picks for this year? Who would you name as No. 1? Let us know in the comments.

Source: USA Today

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