Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: Honey Boo Boo

ABC's Barbara Walters interviews reality TV star Honey Boo Boo.
2:50 | 12/12/12

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Transcript for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: Honey Boo Boo
For the past few years, we have featured the biggest names in reality tv. Two years ago, we got down with "jersey shore." Last year, we kept up with the kardashians. And this year... Heaven help us. Here comes honey boo boo. You could tell at the 2012 georgia's most beautiful girl pageant who was going to be a star. Not the one who got the crown, but her, alana thompson, discovered on the show "toddlers & tiaras." You may know her by another name. She made it up herself. Honey boo boo child. She is the star of the most talked-about reality show in the country... (June passes gas) MAMA! "Here comes honey boo boo." The show is a close-up look at the daily life of her family... I gotta blow my nose. (blows nose loudly) Where the cameras never-- and I meannever-- stop rolling. (sneezes) CAN WE-- (sneezes) CAN WE-- (sneezes) CAN WE C-- (sneezes) (laughs) HONEY BOO BOO LIVES in McIntyre, georgia... (whistle blows) NEXT TO THE TRAIN TRACKS. Yes, we are rednecks. That's her mother june. We got too much estrogen in the house. Need some, uh, testosterone. (Glitzy squeals) HER FATHER MIKE... Sugar bear! Known as sugar bear. I'm not dressed uptight, uh, unless it's a funeral. And her three sisters. The four all have different fathers. (Alana) PUMPKIN'S THE CRYING-EST, Anna's the pregnant-est, and jessica's most fat, like my ol' belly. Chicken! Honey boo boo is precocious... I gotta make me look sexy. Energetic... Ohh! And above all, uninhibited. The 7 year old and her family... AAH! (laughs) HAVE BECOME A NATIONAL PHENOMENON. People are fascinated by their eating habits... (June) THIS WHAT WE CALL ROADKILL. Their weight-loss regimen... If you fart 12 to 15 times a day, you can lose a lot of weight. Their pageant preparations... Make sure you get underneath the fat roll, mama. I'm gonna win the big title, baby! And her made-up vocabulary. You better redneckognize! I like to get down and dirty,redneck-style. People tune in to laugh at them, though the family is clearly in on the joke. But if they're not having their kids chase middle-class markers of success, like s.A.T. Scores and internships, they also seem cheerfully free of the anxiety that is now part of modern parenting. Do you even have any idea what you're doing? Hell, no. And it's not so hard to see something familiar in their lives. They're crazy, ain't they? Anyone can relate to the love in this family, and the way this mother looked at her child and saw a winner.

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