'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo': Alana Thompson graduates from 'Toddlers & Tiaras'


Say what you will about the kiddie pageant industry, TLC's jaw-dropper reality hit "Toddlers & Tiaras" has still produced some of the most amusing tots on TV, few more so than 6-year-old rural Georgia resident Alana Thompson, a highly quotable, Kewpie-faced cutup who famously renamed herself "Honey Boo Boo Child" in one of the show's most talked about episodes.Thompson's antics -- combined with the plain-spoken parenting style of her mother, June Shannon -- made her an overnight YouTube sensation. And now Honey Boo Boo's coming back to TV in her own TLC docu-series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The show, which premieres Wednesday, Aug. 8, follows the daily lives of the rambunctious pageant queen, her mom, dad "Sugar Bear," and her three sisters, including Anna, a 17-year-old expectant mom.Though Shannon suffered enormous backlash for fueling Alana up pre-pageant with "go-go juice," a homemade concoction of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, her unabashed delight in the...



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