9:52 AM EST, December 19, 2012
A pregnant princess, a newly single lady, and a very sexy daddy-to-be. They all top People magazine's list of the 25 Most Intriguing People of the year.
Katie Holmes makes the list for delivering the biggest suprise of the year, her divorce from Tom Cruise.
Michelle Tan, Senior Editor of People told INSIDE EDITION, "We've seen a more independent, more confident Katie Holmes emerge."
Paula Deen is also on the list. In 2012, the queen of butter took heat after she revealed her Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, but went on to drop 40 pounds.
Hunky Channing Tatum had a very big year. He broke through to major stardom in the stripper movie Magic Mike, was named People's sexiest man alive, and he just found out he's going to be a dad.
Honey Boo Boo posed for the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. Seven-year-old Alana Thompson, the year's most-talked-about reality star, is dressed up as Eloise at the Plaza.
"She's really just embracing her new stardom," said Tan.
And the No. 1 most intriguing person of 2012? It's Kate Middleton, who thrilled the world with the news of her pregnancy.
Tan said, "She's actually had a year of highs and lows. This summer she had the scandal with the topless photos in France. But her year capped off the year with amazing news that she's expecting."