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Honey Boo Boo Meets Miranda Lambert, Travels to Chicago and Tries Bling Water! (Photos)

It’s incredible what can happen in just a few months’ time. Last March, hardly anyone knew little Alana Thompson, much less her family nickname or her coupon-clipping mom.

Now, Honey Boo Boo, Mama June and the rest of her happily redneck family are known worldwide, and Alana and June are in demand on the talk-show and awards circuit.  Even other celebrities are eager to meet the young reality star!

June shared some new pictures on the official Honey Boo Boo Facebook page recently that show how much life has changed for them. For instance, not only did the whole family attend a Miranda Lambert concert – they got to meet the country star herself.

This week, Alana and June were in Chicago for an unnamed publicity event (yes, Honey Boo Boo kept up with her schooling). They had a water view from their hotel room, tried some designer bottled water and met several other well-known personalities.

Here are some of the pics the beautimous June shared with fans!

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  • Boo Boo bow 1 of 12
    Boo Boo bow
    Alana sports an accessory from Bella's Bows.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Deeva-licious 2 of 12
    Deeva-licious
    Mama June and her girls put on their best diva attitude.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Getting psyched 3 of 12
    Getting psyched
    The family got to meet Miranda Lambert and attend a concert. Pumpkin and Honey Boo Boo can't wait.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • The stars come out 4 of 12
    The stars come out
    "We had a blast" at the Miranda Lambert concert, June reports.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Maybe Miranda needs a Boo Boo nickname now 5 of 12
    Maybe Miranda needs a Boo Boo nickname now
    The country star poses with her fans.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • A hug for Sugar 6 of 12
    A hug for Sugar
    Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson recovered from his recent health scare just in time to enjoy the concert.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Fish faces 7 of 12
    Fish faces
    Miranda and Alana mug for the camera.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • A room with a view 8 of 12
    A room with a view
    Alana and Mama June were in Chicago this past week for an event. Anticipating backlash over letting her daughter travel during a school week, June wrote on the family's Facebook page, "b4 anyone asks, we have a tutor with us for school."
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Traveling with escort 9 of 12
    Traveling with escort
    With fame comes the need for extra security. June jokes that their "date" for the event was a bodyguard.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Reality stars meet 10 of 12
    Reality stars meet
    Honey Boo Boo and Mama June got to meet another celeb: LaToya Jackson, who's popular not only as an entertainer, but also a returning contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • TLC talent 11 of 12
    TLC talent
    At the event, Alana also got to meet Buddy Velastro (Cake Boss) and the stars of a to-be-announced new TLC show. (Stay tuned!)
    Photo: via Facebook.
  • Glitz water 12 of 12
    Glitz water
    "Only Alana would pick the most expensive water in the room cause it was all blinged out," laughs June. The bottle cost (ouch!) $25 and "it taste[d] no different from any other spring water." They took the bottle home as a souvenir.
    Photo: via Facebook.

[Photos: via Facebook]

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