Alana Thompson — aka Honey Boo Boo — has won herself a spot on Barbara Walters' ego-boosting Most Fascinating People list of 2012!
"It's a love story [between Honey Boo Boo and her mother]. It's a very sweet, loving story. A lot of people will say, 'For heaven's sake, this is ridiculous, this is a child at 5 or 6 years old entering beauty contests.' But the relationship between Alana and her mother — that's the story, the two of them. It's very touching."
Ooo GURL! You're preachin' to the converted over here!
But we know there's still a number of people who are easily annoyed by the most infamous of Toddlers & Tiaras. So it's important we include this part of Babs' explanation too:
"Honey Boo Boo is not an obnoxious little girl. She's sweet and loving with her mother and loving with her sisters [Jessica, Lauryn and Anna]. And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has [three] thumbs — but so what? It'll make you smile."
The world just needs some more smiles! And as long as Honey Boo Boo & Co aren't hurtin' anyone, we support them with cheers and confidence!
Also, getting a spot on this list was 110% deserved!!
Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie also earned a place on the roster, making this year's group a VERY diverse one indeed!! Wonder who #1 will be… hmmm…
[Image via WENN.]