Alana Thompson first exploded onto screens in 2012 as a six-year-old on Toddlers & Tiaras.
Whereas being adopted by TLC’s cameras on the wonder pageant circuit, Thompson appeared fueled by “go-go juice” (a combination of Purple Bull and Mountain Dew) and charmed audiences along with her pithy catchphrase “Honey Boo Boo Baby.”
Her household have been subsequently given their very own present Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which ran till 2014 when it emerged that Thompson’s mom, June Shannon, was courting a person convicted on little one molestation fees.
Her subsequent actuality TV appearances embrace her mom’s present Mama June: Street to Redemption and a stint on Dancing With The Stars: Juniors in 2018 the place she was eradicated within the fourth week.
In 2019, Shannon was arrested on possession of a managed substance and drug paraphernalia fees and Thomspon went to stay along with her older sister, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who was given authorized guardianship over her.
Chatting with Teen Vogue forward of her sixteenth birthday, Thompson mirrored on life as a actuality TV star and expressed that she needs to be referred to by her actual identify.
“My mama didn’t identify me Honey Boo Boo. My identify is Alana,” she mentioned.
Thompson not pertains to the exaggerated model of herself that first appeared on screens.
“They’re two utterly totally different folks,” she continued. “I’d say that I do like this Alana now, quite than the youthful Alana… I assume folks nonetheless count on me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I am not anymore.”
Thompson has over 900,000 followers on Instagram and defined that she is commonly the topic of trolling and physique shaming.
She informed the publication that she believes that policing of magnificence requirements is definitely getting worse amongst Gen-Z.
“All people’s all about ‘physique positivity, physique positivity,’ till they see a physique they do not like.
“Simply because I obtained a little bit bit of additional meat on my bones, you wish to hate me? I am going to by no means get physique shaming.
“I do know I am lovely, and I do know I obtained a banging physique, so…I do not care.”
Thompson admitted that she does not have many pals apart from her boyfriend and he or she makes use of her Honey Boo Boo persona to check new friendships, seeing in the event that they confer with her as that or in the event that they use her actual identify, earlier than starting to belief them.
At the moment, she and her mom are engaged on bettering their relationship.
Thompson mentioned actuality TV has been a wise monetary choice and he or she hopes to have the ability to purchase a automotive and a home after she turns 18.
As for her aspirations, Thompson needs to be a neonatal nurse and intends to work whereas a university scholar to keep away from moving into an excessive amount of debt.
“I wish to be the perfect I may be, and I wish to make my cash, and I additionally wish to make straight A’s, so I simply strive my hardest,” she mentioned.
“I do not know what future Alana’s like. I have not met her but.”