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Alana (Honey Boo Boo) of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
Is anybody immune to the charms of America's tiniest, most caffeinated little sweetheart?
Kathie Lee and Hoda aren't: Monday morning they copped to being "in love" with Alana of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The 6-year-old former "Toddlers and Tiaras" pageant kid and Internet sensation finally has her own spinoff on TLC, and the ladies are smitten. Monday Morning, they extolled the virtues of Honey Boo Boo and and her whole cheese puff-munching clan. (For the unaware: the show follows Alana — alias Honey Boo Boo — and her "unusual" family as they compete for glory on the child beauty pageant circuit.)
The show has generated plenty of controversy, but its little star is pretty difficult to resist. She certainly has a pair of fans in Hoda and Kathie Lee, who are obsessed.
"When you see a little kid like that with that much personality," KLG said. "...It's officially over for Snooki."
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who is not immune to Glitzy the gender-bending pig.