Inside Honey Boo Boo’s transformation from pageant princess to fake-lashed teen

ALANA “العسل بو بو” شانون, 16, rocketed to fame after appearing in the reality series Toddlers & Tiaras.

Although she is only 16, she has already lived quite the life, topped off with recent rumors that she is engaged to be married!

How it started

How it startedالإئتمان: Press Handout
How it's going

How it’s going

In photos exclusively revealed by The Sun, Alana was seen giving her sister Lauryn ‘PumpkinEfird, 22, a hand with her newborn twin babies during a recent photoshoot in Georgia.

كما ذكرت ذا صن سابقا Alana has been dating 21-year-old college student Dralin since early 2021.

يوم الثلاثاء, the teen was sporting what appeared to be a diamond ring on her left ring finger, where one would wear an engagement ring.

A source close to Alana told The Sun, “I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s engaged, but I’d be really happy for her. Dralin makes her happy.

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ومع ذلك, a separate insider confirmed to The Sun that Dralin gave his girlfriend apromise ringand the couple is not yet engaged.

It’s just the latest chapter in her short, long life.

Take a look back at Honey Boo Boo’s transformation from pageant princess to sweet tween to fake-lashed fashionista.

BOO BOO BEGINNINGS

Honey Boo Boo at a Beauty Pageant

Honey Boo Boo at a Beauty Pageantالإئتمان: TLC
Alana is seen in Los Angeles in 2012

Alana is seen in Los Angeles in 2012الإئتمان: جيتي

Fans were introduced to Alana and her now-famous mother, Mama June Shannon, on season 5 of the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras.

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ROUGH LANDING

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كانت عادلة five years old when she was first on the show.

Audiences took interest in the eclectic family of Alana and her controversial mom.

When ‘Mama June’ Shannon married Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson in Georgia, the reality show mom ditched the traditional white gown for a more colorful ensemble

When ‘Mama June’ Shannon married Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson in Georgia, the reality show mom ditched the traditional white gown for a more colorful ensembleالإئتمان: سبلاش نيوز

نتيجة ل, Alana received her own spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Viewers were introduced to her dad and June’s ex Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, as well as her sisters, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon and Anna “Chickadee” Shannon.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired 55 episodes over five seasons from 2012 ل 2017.

The child star went on to appear in Mama June: From Not to Hot and the hit series Mama June: Family Crisis on TLC.

JUNE’S GLOOM

Alana has faced years of criticism over her weight

Alana has faced years of criticism over her weightالإئتمان: صور جيتي – جيتي

But Alana has faced plenty of skeletons in her closet, starting with constant trolling over weight.

Alana decided she wants to slim down after fans of the show started making comments about her weight, قال مصدر لصحيفة ذا صن.

She also became estranged from her mom in 2019, بعد Mama June’s battle with drugs spiraled out of control.

It all came to a head when June was arrested on drug possession charges in March of 2019 along with her boyfriend at the time, جنو دوك, 46.

Mama June was arrested in 2019

Mama June was arrested in 2019الإئتمان: سبلاش نيوز

Pumpkin was awarded temporary guardianship over Alana in August of 2019, with permission from Alana’s father MikeSugar Bear” طومسون.

In her drug addiction, June sold the family’s Georgia home at a loss for fast cash in October 2019.

June now claims to be nearly two years sober.

مسبقا في هذا الشهر, لورين “يقطين” Shannon officially won full custody of her sister.

SWEETENED HONEY

Alana, holding one of  sister Pumpkin's newborn twin babies, has been slammed for her fake nails and eyelashes

Alana, holding one of sister Pumpkin’s newborn twin babies, has been slammed for her fake nails and eyelashes

في أثناء, the teen, [object Window] 17 في أغسطس, has been facing continued backlash for trying to look older than she is and for dating an older man.

In recent photos, Alana appears in a pink T-shirt and black shorts.

Her hair looks natural, but she has massive fake eyelashes and long fake nails.

She also appears to have heavy makeup on her face.

WHAT’S NEXT

Alana is dating a man in his twenties

Alana is dating a man in his twentiesالإئتمان: AMC Networks

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, يونيو, whose show Mama June: Road to Redemption airs Friday on WeTV, revealed that Alana’s post-high school graduation plans won’t necessarily involve reality TV.

She has been accepted into some colleges and she graduates high school next year,” June said of her youngest daughter who fans were first introduced to more than a decade ago on Toddlers & Tiaras.

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ال 42-year-old mother-of-four explained they have been on TV for over 11-years now.

Granted, we’ve made a career out of it when it fell in our lap,” June said. “But I don’t see Alana doing reality TV at the age of 40.