This summer, Alana Thompson, a.k.a. “Honey Boo Boo,” is having the time of her life! On Thursday, July 7, the 16-year-old TLC reality star was photographed taking a break and relaxing on a Los Angeles beach. There were other family members present, including Alana’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, her husband Josh Efird, and their three children, daughter Ella, 4, son Bentley, 11, and the newborn twins Sylus and Stella.
The career of Honey Boo Boo
Despite the negative feedback that “Toddlers and Tiaras” received and the criticism of several child advocate organizations, Thompson was given the opportunity to host her own TLC program. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the spin-off series, follows Alana and her mother June “Mama June” Shannon as they made their way around the pageant circuit. Additionally, her father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and her elder sisters Lauryn, Jessica, and Anna, who did not participate in pageants and had their own problems, such as adolescent pregnancies, were highlighted.
People who felt that the show exploited the family and praised an unhealthy lifestyle have been quite critical of it. Because four seasons and 55 episodes, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was canceled after Mama June was photographed with a guy who had reportedly assaulted one of her kids. As part of a 2017 TLC special titled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes,” a few episodes that had been shot for season five were broadcast.
Following the finale of the program, Thompson participated in the 2018 season of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” for which she allegedly received $50,000 in payment. She was paired with Tristan Ianiero, and in week four of the tournament, the two were eliminated. Aside from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Doctors,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Screen Junkies Show,” “Steve Harvey,” “Good Morning America,” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Alana has also made appearances on these programs. She was highlighted on “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012,” and her family participated in “Family Feud” in 2013 against the “Cake Boss” group.
Net Worth of Honey Boo Boo Child
Honey Boo Boo Child, an American reality television personality and young entrant in beauty pageants have a $400k net worth. Her family received a fee of $50,000 for each episode for their involvement in the TLC reality series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (2012-2014), bringing in $2.75 million throughout the course of the program. She initially gained notoriety on the TLC reality series “Toddlers and Tiaras” (2012–2013), which followed numerous child pageant contestants and their families as they prepared for competition. Alana Frances Thompson was born on August 28, 2005, in McIntyre, Georgia. Alana made an appearance on her mother’s TLC series “Mama June: From Not to Hot” after “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” wrapped up in 2017.
Thompson’s parents divorced in 2014, and Alana walked her father down the aisle when he wed Jennifer Lamb in 2017. The music video for Alana and Lauryn’s song “Moving Up,” which they collaborated on with singer/songwriter Adam Barta in 2015, gave rise to the “honey boo boo” fad. When Mama June and her partner were discovered in possession of crack cocaine in March 2019, they were both arrested for drug possession, and Alana’s sister Lauryn, who was 20 at the time, was granted legal guardianship of Mama June. According to a story from April 2020, Lauryn, Josh, Josh’s wife, and Alana were forced to leave their house because they were $1,242 overdue on their rent.