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‘Honey Boo Boo’ Sleeps During TV Interview

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Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo, on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" appears on CNN's Starting Point August 7, 2012.

She’s a pageant queen that’s become a pop culture phenomenon.

Six-year-old Alana Thompson, better known as “Honey Boo Boo,” and her mother sat down with HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday.

They talked about how life has changed for the small town Georgia family who suddenly became famous.

At one point, the bare-footed “Honey Boo Boo” tried to pull a fast one…pretending she was sleeping to avoid answering questions.

The 7-year-old reality star was asked if she liked being on TV.

She replied, “No!”

When Dr. Drew ask her to elaborate, she said, “Because fans come up to me and I hate it.”

Dr. Drew also asked about childhood obesity accusations.

“Mama” June said, “I’m not saying that Alana’s not a little chunky herself — but, you know, I love Alana and I love all my kids and not everybody fits a size zero.”

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is a ratings smash for T-L-C.

The show has averaged 2-point-4 million viewers since its August 8th premiere.

*Watch much more of Honey Boo Boo’s reaction to the topics being discussed throughout the interview in the video clip below.

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