Honey Boo Boo fever has swept the nation, and it isn’t just lovers of reality TV that appreciate the pint-sized beauty queen. On Tuesday, Barbara Walters bestowed upon Honey Boo Boo the coveted title of one of 2012′s “Most Fascinating People”. Why did Walters include the 7-year-old Alana Thompson along side such icons as Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie?
The big reason is for the mother – daughter relationship depicted on the show. “It’s a love story,” Walters says of Honey Boo Boo and her mom June. “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,’” she says. “But the relationship between Alana and her mother — that’s the story, the two of them. It’s very touching.”
What do you think of Honey Boo Boo being on the list?