Alana Thompson doesn’t want to take the stage in the season finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because she feels “chunky.”
Should a 7-year-old be worrying about her weight? Well, Honey Boo Boo sure is. In the season finale of her TLC reality show, Alana Thompson makes a comment about feeling too fat to participate in the pageant that day. Her mother responds with, “You have to stay away from those chicken nuggets.”
Alana’s mom, June Shannon, struggled to get the pink dress on her daughter as they worried about the Velcro possibly coming apart mid-pageant. If you think she’s going to get support from the rest of her family, think again. One of her sisters said, “Alana’s not your average pageant person. Most of the girls are like twigs. She’s more of a log … or a boulder.”
It’s no secret that the family indulges in junk food, as their eating escapades have been chronicled in their reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. They have fed the young star everything from a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew to roadkill to the junk food they buy at auctions.
Honey Boo Boo did not win the Grand Supreme title at the pageant, but her ego was not crushed for too long. Alana walked away with the People’s Choice prize and proclaimed that she’s “the Grand Supreme of my family!”
Abby Lee Miller of Lifetime’s Dance Moms has weighed in on the youngster’s weight by saying to TMZ, “She needs to get in shape. She needs to be at a dance studio. She needs to be training. She needs to work on her turnout.” While that may be the pot calling the kettle black, it certainly isn’t a bad idea to change Honey Boo Boo’s diet just a bit for Season 2.
TLC has ordered 10 episodes for Season 2, plus a few holiday specials that will air later this year. The family reportedly received $4,000 an episode for Season 1, but that number is expected to climb as high as $10,000 an episode for Season 2. It’s not too bad being Honey Boo Boo right now, even with a few extra chicken nuggets in her belly.