Is Honey Boo Boo the New Shirley Temple? (Answer: Yes.)

Had these little ladies not been born, oh, 77 years apart, they could've easily starred in Hollywood's next attempt at The Parent Trap--without any of that special effects mumbo jumbo. Click through to see all the startling sartorial similarities we discovered between Honey Boo Boo and Shirley Temple.
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Had these little ladies not been born, oh, 77 years apart, they could've easily starred in Hollywood's next attempt at The Parent Trap--without any of that special effects mumbo jumbo. Click through to see all the startling sartorial similarities we discovered between Honey Boo Boo and Shirley Temple.
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In a recent interview with People, Rosie O'Donnell compared future Miss Universe Honey Boo Boo (aka Alana Thompson) to the ultimate child star of the last century, Shirley Temple. "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years," O'Donnell glowed, before offering to buy HBB's family a new house (I knew I should've worked harder at Junior Miss!).

And she's not the only one who's noticed the startling similarities between Honey Boo Boo and the OG Curly Top: Just last month, Simon Doonan told Fashion Week Daily that the Toddlers in Tiaras spin-off success was "today’s Shirley Temple."

With these thoroughly intriguing theories in mind, we decided to do a little investigating. Just how alike could these lovable, talented, adorable tots possibly be? What we found was, in a word, astonishing. Had these little ladies not been born, oh, 77 years apart, they could've easily starred in Hollywood's next attempt at The Parent Trap--without any of that special effects mumbo jumbo. It's a shame, really.

Click through to see all the startling sartorial similarities we discovered between Honey Boo Boo and Shirley Temple.