Honey Boo Boo named to Barbara Walters’ ‘most fascinating’ list

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Congrats, Mayans, you were right about that 2012 apocalypse: Honey Boo Boo Child was named one of the year’s “most fascinating people.”

Allana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, formerly of TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” and her McIntyre, Georgia-based family are the stars of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” in which they speak entirely in English but subtitles are required to understand what they are saying.

Barbara Walters included the 4-year-old beauty pageant contestant in her annual list, telling Us Weekly, “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],” Walters said. “And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has [three] thumbs — but so what? It’ll make you smile.”

First of all, Thompson’s nickname is Honey Boo Boo. Second of all, her mother gives her a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew that could give an NFL linebacker a heart attack. This is hardly the message America needs as to what is “fascinating.”

While Walters’ full list won’t be revealed until Dec. 12, she announced that Chelsea Clinton — who is about as fascinating as a ceiling tile — and Team USA gymnast Gabby Douglas made the cut (which is really no cause for objection, since she is talented and inspiring and all that sappy stuff.)

Last year, Walters (who once admitted to being sort of a floosy in her biography — so should should we really trust her judgment anyway?) named all of the Kardashian women to the “most fascinating” list, as well as Donald Trump.

In 2010, Canadian teen star Justin Bieber — who has a vocabulary of approximately 100 words, including his own made up word, “swaggy,” — made the cut.

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