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Wow, that's a lot of street cred. Every year 83 year old veteran journalist Barbara Walters puts together her list of the "Most Fascinating People', and it looks like country is comin' to town, as little Alana Thompson makes the list for 2012. Barbara is already having to defend her position - ' 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]. And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has [three] thumbs -- but so what? It'll make you smile.'

For the full roundup, tune in to Walters' ABC special on December 12 at 9:30 p.m. EST