|Alana Thompson Quick Info|
|Height||4 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 28, 2005|
Alana Thompson is an American actress, reality TV star, social media personality, and dancer who is better known as Honey Boo Boo as she has been cast in the lead role in the reality TV show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, alongside her family members which included her mother and her half-siblings. After making her debut with TLC’s reality TV show, Toddlers and Tiaras, she has also been a part of a number of other shows which include Mama June: From Not to Hot, The Screen Junkies Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Barbara Walters Summer Special, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Talk, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, and Live! with Kelly. As a dancer, she has showcased her skills on dance reality TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and Dancing with the Stars. Moreover, Alana Thompson has also accumulated a huge social media fan base with more than 450k followers on Instagram and more than 10k subscribers on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she started on April 19, 2019, by uploading her first video titled Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo-Welcome to my YouTube Channel!.
Alana Frances Thompson
Honey Boo Boo
McIntyre, Georgia, United States
Actress, Reality TV Star, Social Media Personality, Dancer
- Father – Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson (Reality TV Star, A Chalk Miner)
- Mother – June Edith “Mama June” Shannon (Reality TV Star)
- Siblings – None
- Others – Melvin Shannon (Maternal Grandfather), Alexandra “Sandra” Hale (Maternal Grandmother), Jessica Louise “Chubbs” Shannon (Maternal Older Half Sister) (Reality TV Star), Anna Marie “Chickadee” Cardwell (née Shannon) (Maternal Older Half Sister) (Reality TV Star), Lauryn Michelle “Pumpkin” Shannon (Maternal Older Half Sister) (Reality TV Star), Kaitlyn Elizabeth Clark (Niece, Anna Cardwell’s Older Daughter) (Reality TV Star), Kylee Madison Cardwell (Niece, Anna Cardwell’s Younger Daughter) (Reality TV Star), Ella Grace Efird (Niece, Lauryn Shannon’s Daughter), (Reality TV Star), Michael Cardwell (Ex Brother-In-Law) (Was married to Anna Cardwell), Joshua Efird (Brother-In-Law, Lauryn Shannon’s Husband), Lee “Uncle Poodle” Thompson (Paternal Uncle)
Alana Thompson is managed by –
- Gina Rodriguez, Manager
- BMB Talent, Talent Management Company
- Brandilyn Snail, PR, BMB Talent, Talent Management Company
4 ft 6 in or 137 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alana has dated –
- Dralin Carswell (2021-Present) – She started dating Dralin Carswell in 2021. Dralin is four years older than her.
Race / Ethnicity
- Adorable and bubbly personality
- Small eyes
Alana Thompson has either endorsed or promoted a number of brands such as FabFitFun, HomeStyle Harvest, and Petite ‘n Pretty.
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Honey Boo Boo in TLC’s reality TV series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and for having appeared as herself in the reality TV series, Toddlers and Tiaras
- Appearing as a participant on the children’s dance competition TV series, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. It was announced that she would appear alongside Tristan Ianiero while being mentored by Artem Chigvintsev and would be paid $50,000 in order to appear on the show, with an addition of $80,000 if she remained on the show for the entire season and competed in the finale episode as well.
- Having garnered a huge social media fan base with more than 450k followers on Instagram and more than 10k subscribers on her self titled YouTube channel
First TV Show
Alana Thompson made her first TV show appearance as herself in an episode, titled Precious Moments Pageant 2011, of the reality series, Toddlers and Tiaras, in January 2012.
Alana Thompson maintains a steady lifestyle and has also struggled with obesity. Moreover, she indulges in dance activities which help her work out a little.
Alana Thompson Facts
- She started participating in beauty pageants when she was just a child.
- At a very young age, her mother used to give her daughter ‘Go Go Juice’, which is a blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, while she competed in beauty pageants. Various critics have criticized her mother for her irresponsible attitude towards her child.
- While she appeared on the show, Toddlers & Tiaras, people criticized the show for dressing up children provocatively.
- Alana Thompson has been a popular cast member of the show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which later got canceled as her mother was involved with an s*x offender named Mark McDaniel.
- In 2012, she was cast as Honey Boo Boo in an episode of the comedy show titled The Screen Junkies Show.
- Alana Thompson has also been a part of various other shows such as Mama June: From Not to Hot, Entertainment Tonight, The Barbara Walters Summer Special, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Talk, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, and Live! with Kelly.
- She created her very own YouTube channel on April 19, 2019, and uploaded her first video, titled Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo-Welcome to my YouTube Channel!, the same day.
- In July 2022, it was reported that Alana had decided to undergo a weight loss procedure.
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Featured Image by Josh Hutto / Instagram