21 December 2012 12:16 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Chances are in 2012, you were watching just as much reality TV (if not more!) as you were scripted small screen fun, and this year there was no shortage of drama, thrills, excitement and unexpected hits... "redneckognize" that reality TV rocked this year!

As AccessHollywood.com counts down The Top 12 Headlines Of 2012, we continue with 2012's breakout reality TV star, TLC's Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson, who took the country by storm. With her wild antics, even wilder (but loving) family and catchphrases, the pint-sized star racked up huge ratings and tons of Hollywood fans!

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