Honey Boo Boo, also known as Alana Thompson, is the spunky six-year old little girl who has made it big on television with her funny phrases and participation in beauty pageants. She was born on August 28, 2005. Many of her comments on her show are not filtered, making the show even more entertaining as she is joined by her family who also doesn’t mind letting a few choice phrases out every now and again. Thompson’s mother, June Shannon, stars alongside her daughter. When she is not filming, Thompson likes extreme couponing with her mother. Picking up road kill with the family is another pastime that this little girl takes part in as Shannon will take the animal home and cook it on the grill. Thompson has a pet pig and a chicken that she cares for.
Thompson made her television debut on the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras. While some think that she should not be seen on pageantry shows, the little girl has won several trophies and ribbons for her smile and composition. YouTube played a part in Thompson’s rise to the top of the reality chain as a clip of her on the show Toddlers and Tiaras made its rounds. Viewers enjoyed watching the little girl, and she has had her own show since 2012.