Honey Boo Boo And Mama June Competed In Their First Mother-Daughter Pageant Together: Here’s What Went Down
Here's a sneak preview.
If you don’t know about the reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” do a quick search on YouTube and get ready for some outrageous footage featuring Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, her mother “Mama” June Shannon and their family as they go on everyday adventures in McIntyre, Georgia.
Now 12 years old, Alana became known for her hilariously sassy commentary, confidence and catchphrases like, “A dolla makes me holla” as a standout on TLC’s show, “Toddlers and Tiaras,” where she made her TV debut more than six years ago.
The show followed child pageant contestants and their parents, and it propelled both Alana and Mama June to stardom.
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A lot has happened since the days of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Though the series only went for four seasons, “Mama June” Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson (Alana’s dad) came back to reality TV in 2015 as participants on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4.”
In 2016, Mama June became the star of her own reality show, “Mama June: From Hot to Not,” which has chronicled her massive weight loss which was done in efforts to make Sugar Bear jealous after he proposed to his new girlfriend. She lost 300 pounds to become a size 4 through diet, exercise and several surgeries, including gastric bypass surgery, breast augmentation and skin removal surgery.
“Honestly, when I first started losing weight, it was just being more active, being busy with the show and doing more things with ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’” she told In Touch Weekly.
Season two has revolved around getting Mama June and Honey Boo Boo competition-ready, which culminated in last Friday’s episode where the dynamic duo competed in their first mother-daughter pageant.
In this sneak peak, you can see how nervous and anxious they both are:
“I got this, I got this,” Alana said to herself backstage. “I can do this! I mean, how hard is it?”
The scene cut to Alana turning to her mom to say, “Mama, I love you, we got this.”
But even the former pageant queen herself doesn’t seem to sure. The video went behind the scenes where a pressure-filled Alana admitted, “Right now, I’m so nervous because we just blew it in the talent portion,” she said. “It’s been so long since I’ve been in the pageant world and I almost feel like I’m not the Honey Boo Boo I used to be.”
But judging by Mama June’s latest Instagram post, it looks like things turned out just fine.
Who was worried?
“We did it! Mama did amazing on stage,” she said excitedly. “And so did I! And let me tell ya, we have the trophy to prove it!”