Mesmerizing the world with their charm, Britain's Pippa Middleton and British reality TV star Simon Cowell are among the 10 most fascinating people of 2011, according to the veteran U.S. journalist Barbara Walters.

The Kardashian family, singer Katy Perry and businessman Donald Trump have also made it to the list in Walters' annual ABC TV special.

Walters will declare the number one most fascinating person of 2011 when the 90-minute show "Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" telecasts on December 14.

Other celebrities who have made the top 10 list are baseball star Derek Jeter and "Modern Family" actors, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who play a gay couple on the Emmy-winning TV comedy.