Think you know everything about Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, star of the reality-show sensation Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?
Or maybe you just know the basics: Sassy 7-year-old kiddie pageant princess, bingo-playing coupon-queen mom, mud-bogging dad, three stepsisters with quirky nicknames, redneck lifestyle.
Either way, you might just be surprised to find out that Honey Boo Boo isn’t all ‘sketti and glitz gowns. For instance, she’s a supporter of President Obama. And she’s hardly a spoiled TV brat, despite the toys and money being lavished on her by fans. Alana will be donating all her gifts to needy children this Christmas.
There’s lots more you may not know about the TLC star. Read on to see what we found out!
She’s a star- but her schooling comes first 1 of 10While Honey Boo Boo may enjoy the perks of fame, it doesn't come at the expense of her education. When fans expressed concern about the timing of Alana's Hollywood trip, Mama June replied via Facebook that her daughter's school is on fall break until next week. "We've turned down many appearances and interviews due to her being in school, & I don't want her missing school for stuff like that, so she's not out unless she's sick."
She’s an anti-bullying advocate 2 of 10Alana and her family frequently do fundraisers to support anti-bullying causes. The Brand UR, which creates message T-shirts in support of the cause, is Honey Boo Boo's official T-shirt line.
Source: The Brand UR.
Her mom relates to Lindsay Lohan 3 of 10In an interview, "Mama June" Shannon remarked of LiLo, "I bet that she has had a lot of family issues." She adds that like Lindsay's dad, Michael, the absentee fathers of two of her daughters are now "wanting to be father of the year" because of the show's success.
Lots of people want to be her this Halloween 4 of 10Better have some cheese balls ready when you greet trick-or-treaters this year! Retail costume stores expect a boom in sales of crowns, ruffled dresses, blond wigs and other Honey Boo Boo-style gear. (Don't forget the stuffed pig!)
She supports gay rights 5 of 10Alana loves her Uncle Poodle and the entire gay community, and she's proud to wear her beliefs on her shirt. She and June will be featured in an issue of OUT magazine soon.
She’s not spending her money yet 6 of 10A dollar may make Honey Boo Boo holler, but she'll have to stay quiet for a while. The TODAY show reports that Mama June is putting the earnings from the show into trust funds for her four daughters. A wise move for the thrift-conscious "Coupon Queen."
She’s met another reality star 7 of 10During her trip to L.A. last weekend, Alana ate at the restaurant owned by "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump - and got to meet Lisa's dog, Giggy the Pom.
She shares her birthday with country stars 8 of 10The Georgia girl has the same birthday (August 28) as LeAnn Rimes and Shania Twain - very appropriate for a Southern girl. Other famous folk born that day include Jack Black, Jason Priestley and Olympic skating champ Scott Hamilton.
She’s not the only beauty queen in the family 9 of 10At just three months old, baby Kaitlyn (daughter of Alana's stepsister Anna) entered the Miss Southern Princess beauty pageant. She won both 5th place and the People's Choice award. June writes, "Now Anna is hooked and we r having baby Kaitlyn a dress made look out Pageant world!"
Sources: Facebook, HollywoodLife.
You’ll be seeing a lot more of her soon! 10 of 10Fans of the show will soon have more reason to redneckognize: June says her family will start filming their new episodes today. TLC will run three special holiday-themed HBB shows early next year, followed by Season 2.
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