Alana Thompson is the pint size star of TLC’s highest rated series Honey Boo Boo. Her mother June Thompson entered Alana in pageants since she was 3 years old. Alana made her first television appearance on the series Toddlers & Tiaras. Her nickname Honey Boo Boo child was coined by viewers. Alana had not been successful at pageants only coming in as high as third place. But because of her eccentric personality TLC followed her on several episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras. Viewers highly criticized her mother’s parenting when she fed Alana Go Go juice to energize her for her competitions. The juice is made of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. People compared it to giving an athlete steroids. June alter defended it by saying normal people give their children all sorts of sugar. She has become a pop icon after a youtube video featuring an interview of Alana became a viral hit.
Despite the constant critical reviews TLC producers received from documenting Alana and other child pageant contestants the network signed Alana on for her own spin off. In season 1 of Honey Boo Boo Alan was paid $50,000 per episode. The show documents her family and their extremely country lifestyle. The show garners over 2 million viewers per episode. In season 2 the family was given a pay raise and despite the salary the family still stays in their 1,400 square foot home in Georgia. From television appearances, books, brand marketing and endorsements Honey Boo Boo is worth $2 million in 2013. June states that the children’s money is in an account they can not use until they are 21 years old.
Alana was born August 28 2005 in McIntyre Georgia. She has 3 half sisters, Anna, Lauryn and Jessica form her mom’s previous relationship. Alana’s father Mike Thompson also appears on the series. Mike and her mother June officially married May 5th 2013 after dating for 9 years.