Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family have earned yet another famous fan – Rosie O’Donnell.
“I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs,” Rosie told People, referencing the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” family member’s nicknames.
The comedienne and talk show host says the 7-year-old pageant princess-turned-reality star has a special sparkle, reminiscent of (arguably) the most famous child actress of all time.
“[Alana] is like Shirley Temple,” Rosie said. “She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years.”
Rosie hopes to someday get acquainted with the family and would like to give them an impressive gift – new digs!
“I’d love to meet them and buy them a house,” she said.
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