Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson Poses for Teen Vogue Just Before Her 16th Birthday
Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo, has totally changed herself to arrive at another magazine. She modeled for Teen Vogue and talked genuinely about experiencing childhood with TV and not wanting to be characterized by her more youthful self.
The 15-year-old television star said, “I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not anymore.” “Just because I’m from the south, people expect me to be all country, always on the four wheels, but that’s not quite the case.” She added, “There are so many people on my Instagram who don’t like my nails or my eyelashes. But I don’t care as long as I like myself, I̵.
Despite receiving negative comments on social media about her appearance and style, Thompson is determined to be her authentic self. Alana said, “I never want to be like anyone. I’m my own person.” The “Toddlers & Tiaras” alum also talked about how she handles body shares and trolls.
“I don’t understand why people think this way,” Thompson said of people’s harsh words. “Just because I have a little more flesh on my bones, do you want to hate me? I’ll never have body shaming.” She continues, “I know I’m beautiful, and I know I have a fabulous body, so … I don’t care.”
Thompson is also working on her troubled relationship with her mother, June Shannon. June and her then-boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested on narcotics possession charges in March 2019 after a domestic altercation with an Alabama gas station. June lost custody of Thompson, and Thompson’s legal guardian was Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, June’s eldest daughter. Lauryn gave birth to a second child this year.
“When my mom got really bad with her [drug use], I did not know where I would end up. I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come, “said Thompson. She and June are working on their relationship. She added, “Many people in this world don’t realize how many people are really affected by drugs and alcohol [use]… It’s very, very difficult. It’s something I don’t wish anyone, really. “June entered rehab in 2020 and has been drug and alcohol-free ever since. Apparently, she spent 1 million on drugs before she went to rehab.
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