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Honey Boo Boo

TV Personality / Beauty Contestant

Born: c. 2005
Birthplace: Georgia
Best known as:

The silly young star of the reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Name at birth: Alana Thompson

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is the pint-sized blonde beauty pageant contestant who became the star of the TV reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Alana Thompson was six when she first appeared on the series Toddlers and Tiaras on the TLC network in early 2012. Drinking "go-go juice" (a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew) and strutting around in spangled child pageant outfits, she caught the eye of both viewers and producers, who promptly gave her her own show. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered on August 8, 2012. The show's official site described it this way: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn 'Pumpkin,' 15-year-old Jessica 'Chubbs,' and 17-year-old Anna 'Chickadee.'" The show was set in the family's hometown of McIntyre, Georgia, and subtitles were used to make the family's words clear.  Honey Boo Boo's obese mother June became the show's co-star along with her daughter, and the show featured the self-described "redneck" family saying things like "It's been a while since I done had road kill in my belly." Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was an immediate hit, although critics weren't so impressed: The Onion A/V Club, for one, called the show a "train wreck," a "dire warning to the world at large" and a "horror story posing as a reality television program."

Extra credit:

How old is Honey Boo Boo? The answer is now fully clear. HollywoodLife.com reports her birth date as 28 August 2005... The family adopted a pig in the show's second episode and named it Glitzy... Sugar Bear's real name is Mike Thompson... The show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is produced by Authentic Entertainment, which also produces shows like Ace of Cakes and You're Wearing That?

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More on Honey Boo Boo from Infoplease:

  • Honey Boo Boo - Biography of Honey Boo Boo, The silly young star of the reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
  • Selected Biographies: H - Selected biographies of well-known people and fictional characters

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