The 83 year-old journalist has now revealed that the “Toddlers & Tiara” pageant queen will be one of the lucky few to be on featured on her 2012 list of “Most Fascinating People.”
Explaining her decision to include the pint-sized, go-go juice drinking young one, Barbara said, “"It's a love story," adding, "It's a very sweet, loving story."
"A lot of people will say, 'For heaven's sake, this is ridiculous, this is a child at 5 or 6 years old entering beauty contests,'" Walters says. "But the relationship between Alana and her mother -- that's the story, the two of them. It's very touching."