Who fascinated me in 2015? NatJo’s list of her 2015’s most fascinating people

Here are the people in 2015 who really, honestly and truly fascinated me. Whether it was their success, their media precensce or their outspokeness, these are the people I just could not stop obessesing over this year. It seemed like everything with their name on it was clickbait galor, having me always wanting the know and follow their next step moment after moment. It seemed like I couldn’t turn on the TV, go to the store, drive in my car, or search on the Internet with out hearing or seeing them somewhere, or without hearing people talking up a storm about their own personal opinions and wonders about the person as well.

Donald Trump

The media loves (and needs) him and America seems to think the same. He is leading the polls for the Republican party Presidential nomination and has not slipped at all since entering the race. He is hated. He is loved. He is outspoken. He is a racist. He has no place in politics. He got Celebrity Apprentice cancelled. All the while, I can’t help but say, that he is truly fascinating. Just look at his Twitter.

Caitlyn Jenner

How can she be left off the list. Caitlyn Jenner was a star this year. Whether she was busy on posing for the cover of Vanity Fair, posting on Instagram, accepting awards, filming her reality show or advocating for transgender people, it seems like no one with eyes and ears could leave 2015 without knowing who she it. Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to us in June of this year, and went on fascinating us with her every word and every move. Some hate her and some love her, but there is no doubt she owned 2015.

Hillary Clinton

I feel like Hillary Clinton makes everyone’s list, every year. She is a dominate force for women, democrats, philanthropists and more. She never ceases to not have a place in the news, whether it is “those damn emails” or her campaign leading in the polls. She recently just topped the most admired woman in U.S. for the 20th year.

Adele

And just when we thought she wasn’t coming back, November 20 came along and changed everything. So what happened that day you ask? Adele dropped the history-making and best-selling album of the year, 25. She also killed the charts with her hit song “Hello” and her down-earth and relatable personality captured our hearts in just over 2 months since “Hello” was released. It’s actually quite incredible.

Stephen Curry

Where to start with this guy? Well first, Curry and his teammates of the Golden State Warriors took home the NBA Championship title. Then his daughter, Riley, captivated us all with her hilarious post-game press conference appearances. Oh and not mention, he was the 2015 NBA MVP, was the leading vote-getter for the 2015 All-Star Game, made All-NBA First Team, won the 3-Point Shootout against arguably the greatest shootout field in contest history, set the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a season, his team finished with the best record in the NBA in the 14–15 season (and they current hold it for the start of the 15–16 season) and had better scoring season than any season Michael Jordan ever put together. Curry’s 2015 was the best year any person has probably ever had… ever.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

About two years since Prince George was born, the world got their little Princess. Princess Charlotte’s arrival was naturally highly anticipated and when she was born in May, all eyes (and bets!) were on her.

Drake

That Hotline Bling really did mean a thing. Drake dropped 2 albums this year, one solo and one with Future, both hitting #1 on the charts. He also dropped the insanely popular hit “Hotline Bling” that inspired many Christmas Sweaters to come. It seemed like in 2015, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Drake. This year, he shined.

Amy Shumer

A trainwreck she is not. Amy Shumer was on fire in 2015, with her hit movie Trainwreck and her non-stop comedic appeal that always made people smile. She really came into her own this year, starring in a hit movie and standing up to body shamers, all the while keeping her funny, heartwarming personality that you just can’t help but like.

Sarah Koenig

Many may n0t be familiar with this name of the list, but they may be familiar with the insanely popular podcast she created called “Serial.” Sarah Koenig brought back the popularity of podcasting by launching this 12 episode series investigating into a 1999 murder. Koenig is fascinating because she somehow made people sit down and just listen. I mean, I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop. “Serial” has been downloaded over 60 million times.

The Kardashians

I hate having to put them on this list, but I have to admit, they were everywhere this year. There was a father who came out as transgender, a high profile break up, a new baby, a teen-turned supermodel, ex-husband drama and of course, self-obsessed Instagram post after Instagram post that were seen and talked about by millions all over the world. Their appeal? I have no clue. Their talent? I have no idea where that is either.

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters

It seemed like every time I turned on my TV or lifted up my computer screen, there was some news about #BlackLivesMatter. One of the most popular social media campaigns ever, took to the streets this year and the protesters truly shined. Fighting for justice, peace, equality and diversity, these protesters are really the people of the year. They put their safety on the line to stand up for what they believe in and change a lot of people’s minds and hearts. They helped bring to light injustices in America and the struggles of black people in the U.S. as well. In 2015, we saw these diverse protesters (black, white, Hispanic, Asian) come together for a common purpose and it captivated us all.

Taylor Swift

She dominated 2015, with monster #1 hits such as “Bad Blood” feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Blank Space” and “Style.” She also paraded around the world on her 1989 World Tour, bringing celeb guest after celeb guest on stage with her and memorizing us with every move. She also got a new BF…

Viola Davis

In 2015, Davis continued to star in the hit television show, How to Get Away with Murder. She became everyone’s favorite actress and on-screen lawyer/law professor, mesmerizing viewers with her enormous amount of talent. Of the screen, Davis was an advocate for women and diversity. She also became the first African American women to win the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Barack Obama

Obama also was a high profile politician that stood out this year. After dealing with hundreds of mass shootings, legalizing gay marriage in the U.S., signing bill after bill and figuring out ways to manage ISIS, Obama is going into his last year as President strong.

Cecile Richards

Another name on the list many may not have heard of until I explain. Cecile Richards is the president of Planned Parenthood (PP). After dealing with ups and downs, praises and criticisms of PP all throughout 2015, Richards stood true to her beliefs and PP and never stopped giving up. Leading the way for PP protesters everywhere who brought abortion rights for women to the forefront this year, Richards also stood strong after the devastating shooting in at a Colorado PP clinic that could have rocked her world.

2015 Runner Ups:

Ronda Rousey
Bernie Sanders
Chris Pratt
J.J. Watt
The cast of Star Wars
Kevin Hart