Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson Fascinates Barbara Walters

Posted Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:00 PM GMT

While some might think TLC breakout star Alana 'Honey Boo Boo'Thompson is anything but fascinating, it looks like Barbara Walters has a different thought in mind.

The 83 year-old journalist has now revealed that the “Toddlers & Tiara” pageant queen will be one of the lucky few to be on featured on her 2012 list of “Most Fascinating People.”

Explaining her decision to include the pint-sized, go-go juice drinking young one, Barbara said, “"It's a love story," adding, "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,'" Walters says. "But the relationship between Alana and her mother -- that's the story, the two of them. It's very touching."

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