Millions love to watch TLC reality star Honey Boo Boo on TV, but live next door to her family? No thanks.
The cast of the reality TV show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring the quart-sized beauty pageant competitor, her pet pig Glitzy, and her self-proclaimed redneck family, topped a list of least desirable neighbors of 2012 prepared by real estate website Zillow.
The most popular neighbors were country music star Blake Shelton, who coaches budding vocalists on “The Voice,” and his wife, singer Miranda Lambert.
Meanwhile, 45% of surveyed adults said celebrities, in general, would be annoying neighbors, up slightly from 42% last year.
Most desirable neighbors for 2013
#1. Country couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton at 10%. The couple’s popularity was significantly higher among females (13%) compared with males (7%).
#2. Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift tied, each receiving 9% of the vote. Young adults surveyed (ages 18-34) preferred to live next to Swift (12%) rather than Witherspoon (7%). However, married respondents slightly preferred to share a fence with Witherspoon (10%) over the young pop star (8%).
#3. Talk show host Jon Stewart, 8%, grabbed a significantly higher male vote (10%) than female vote (6%).
Worst neighbors for 2012
#1. Honey Boo Boo.
#2. Couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at 18%.
#3. Donald Trump, 12%.
Although the real-life celebrity neighbors have nothing on TV and film bad neighbors, few people want to live next door to a family followed by full-time camera crews. “For three years in a row now, the casts of reality television shows have dominated the top of our worst celebrity neighbor list,” said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky.
|Most Desireable Neighbors for 2013||Least Desireable Neighbors of 2012|
|Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton||10||“Honey Boo Boo” cast||21|
|Reese Witherspoon||9||Kim Kardashian & Kanye West||18|
|Taylor Swift||9||Donald Trump||12|
|Jon Stewart||8||Lance Armstrong||2|
|Beyoncé & Jay-Z||4||Clint Eastwood||2|
|Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel||4||Taylor Swift||1|
|Kristen Stewart (and perhaps Robert Pattinson)||2||Kristen Stewart (and perhaps Robert Pattinson)||1|
|Other||8||None of the above||20|
|None of the above||45|