Honey Boo Boo Career and Net Worth
Some people show glimpses of their talent at incredibly tender ages. The American reality television star is one of such people. This article looks at among other things Honey Boo Boo Career and Net Worth, What is Honey Boo Boo doing nowadays?. It shed light on how she rose to fame on the back of rather quirky catchy phrases.
Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television star and child beauty contestant. Honey has a net worth of approximately $400,000 as of this writing. Also known as Alana Thompson, she rose to popularity as a cast member on the TLC show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. The show followed various child pageant participants and their families as they prepared for competitions.
Alana Frances Thompson was born on August 28, 2005, in McIntyre, Georgia. Alana is the fourth daughter born to mother June “Mama June” Thompson and father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. She began competing in pageants at a very young age, thus her appearance on the TLC series “Toddlers and Tiaras”. The show elicited very mixed reviews and earned the anger of multiple children’s advocacy groups. Thompson, who was called “Honey Boo Boo Child” by her mother became famous for very odd catch phrases. Honey was offered her own show on TLC as a result. The spin-off series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” followed Alana and her mother, June “Mama June” Shannon, as they navigated the pageant circuit. It also focused on her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and her older sisters, Lauryn, Jessica, and Anna, who were not involved in pageant life, and have issues of their own, including teen pregnancy. The show elicited considerable criticism from people who believe that it took advantage of the family and glorified an unhealthy lifestyle. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” aired 55 episodes and got cancelled after season four when Mama June was seen with a man who had allegedly molested one of her daughters. In 2017, TLC aired a few episodes that had been filmed for season five as a special called “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes”.
Other TV Appearances
Alana and Lauryn recorded a song, “Movin’ Up” with singer/songwriter Adam Barta in 2015. The music video ignited a craze known as the “honey boo boo bop”. After the show ended, Alana competed on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” in 2018. She received $50,000 to be on the ABC series. Alana was paired with Tristan Ianiero. The pair got eliminated from the competition during week four. She has appeared on the shows “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Doctors,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Screen Junkies Show,” “Steve Harvey,” “Good Morning America,” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan”. Alana was featured on “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012”. Her family competed against the cast of “Cake Boss” on “Family Feud” in 2013. Alana also appeared on “The Masked Singer”.
Alana’ parents separated up in 2014. When her father married Jennifer Lamb in 2017, Alana accompanied him down the aisle. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after she and her boyfriend were caught with crack cocaine in March 2019. Her sister Lauryn who was older at the time obtained legal guardianship of her. It made it to the public in April 2020 that Lauryn, her husband, Josh, and Alana had been ejected from their home because they were $1,242 behind on their rent payments.