Obsessions: #5 Honey Boo Boo

If 2012 taught us anything, it was that the world belongs to Honey Boo Boo, and we're just living in it.

The 7-year-old Georgia pageant princess first burst into the public consciousness on an episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Her penchant for an energy-boosting cocktail of Mountain Dew and Red Bull (dubbed "go-go juice") and a knack for coining memorable phrases ("Honey Boo Boo is her own") launched Alana Thompson into Internet history.

TLC subsequently launched a spinoff, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," attracting 2.2 million viewers for its premiere. (The Onion A.V. Club called it a "horror story posing as a reality television program.")

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