How can a show Adam Levine once called “the decline of Western Civilization” end up being one of the highest-rated cable shows this fall? Well, how many other shows feature an adorable kid, non-stop farting, extreme couponing and a pet chicken named Nugget? As far as we know, just Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. At this rate it would have been criminal not to make Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson and her family into a reality show. At least that’s what TV viewers 18-to-49 seem to think. Love them or love to hate them, you can’t possibly be surprised that Honey Boo Boo is number four on our 12 Celebs That Dominated 2012 list.
Dominating Moment: Despite the fact she had her very own show premiere this past August, Honey Boo Boo’s most attention-grabbing moment had to be the Toddlers & Tiaras clip that introduced the world to diva beauty queen Alana, Mama June and the power of GoGo Juice in January 2012. (How…how does Honey Boo Boo not have her own brand of GoGo Juice on store shelves yet?) A close second would have to be when Here Come Honey Boo Boo, um, got higher ratings than the third night of the Republican National Convention.
Dominating On Facebook: While Honey Boo Boo isn’t on Twitter (yet), Alana’s official Facebook fan page has over 678,000 likes, probably because the Boo Boo-Bear clan posts approximately one photo per second.
Best Appearances: South Park‘s Honey Boo Boo take down was the harshest, Alana and June’s recitation of Christopher Walken lines was the funniest and RuPaul‘s desire to record a duet with Boo Boo was the best, but our favorite Honey Boo Boo moment came when Barbara Walters put Alana on her Most Fascinating People of 2012 list. She is fascinating! You can’t deny it!
What We Expect From Her In 2013: Returning for more episodes in January, ya’ll! Honey Boo Boo has a planned HOLLAday extravaganza starting in January, consisting of four very special episodes following Alana and family through the holiday season. After that…well, the sky’s the limit! Maybe second grade?
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