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See Honey Boo Boo’s Transformation From Child Pageant Contestant to Confident Adult

She’s grown up in the spotlight! Alana Thompson has changed a lot since her days on the TLC reality series Toddlers & TiarasThe former reality star (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo) appeared on the show from 2009 to 2012 and documented her time as a child beauty pageant contestant. Fans got to know Alana and her now-famous mother, Mama June Shannon, on season 5. 

At the time, Alana was only 6 years old, but her bubbly personality made her an unforgettable star from the franchise. She had her own lingo and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind while cameras were rolling. The Georgia native often used her signature catchphrases like “redneckonize” and “a dolla makes me holla!”

Alana was such a hit amongst fans that TLC ended up offering her a self-titled spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, giving a glimpse at her private life. She later appeared on her mom’s reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, starting in 2017.

However, the older she got, the more Alana preferred a life out of the spotlight. She shared photos of major milestones in her life on social media, including attending her senior prom in May 2023 as well as her high school graduation photos. The former child star became an adult when she turned 18 on August 28, 2023, and plans to attend college in Colorado with dreams of becoming a neonatal nurse. 

Scroll through Honey Boo Boo’s transformation photos below.

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