Back to school! Before Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson returns for her senior year of high school, sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon flows over the milestone.
“Today my not so little sister had senior photos taken️. I am so proud of how far you have come against all odds,” Shannon, 22, wrote on Friday, August 5. Instagram carousel with her sister, 16, who wore a gold cap and dress. “Here to Alana’s senior year of high school. Excuse me while I cry ugly lol ️. We love our lana.”
The aunt of the girls, Jo “Do Do” Shannonalso shared the Here comes Honey Boo Boo alum’s glamor shots via her Instagram. “CLASS OF 2023 🎉🎉. So proud of you Alana and so honored to be your aunt . The world is yours and I can’t wait to see you conquer it,” Jo wrote Friday.
Thompson, for her part, shared the proofs of her yearbook composite on her own Instagram page wearing an off-the-shoulder black blouse and smiling broadly at the camera. “Last year!! ‘ wrote the teen reality TV alum with her own photos on Friday.
The Toddlers & Tiaras alum was rather candid about growing up in the spotlight and past her childhood nickname. “My mom didn’t call me Honey Boo Boo. My name is Alana,” she told Teen Vogue in an August 2021 profile. “They are two completely different people. I’d say I like this Alana now, rather than the younger Alana.”
The Dancing with the stars: Junior alum added at the time: “I think people still expect me to be the little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not anymore. Just because I’m from the South people expect me to be a jackass, riding four-wheelers all the time, but that’s not really how it is. As long as I like myself, I’m fine. … I am my own person.”
Thompson — who is currently dating Dralin Carswell – rose to fame as a young competitor in the TLC childhood beauty pageant documentary series before hosting her own spin-off series alongside her sister and their mother, “Mommy” June Shannon.
“It [is] always a work in progress,” Mama June, 42, told exclusively Us Weekly in May of her strained relationship with her daughters after fighting Lauryn for custody of Thompson following her sobriety battle. “I still understand where they are. … I was mad as the plague [to start]but now that i’m in recovery you know i can [see] why they did the things they did. We see eachother. We talk. They know I’m there when they need me.”
The Mama June: from not to hot star shares her youngest daughter with ex Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompsondaughters Lauryn and Jessica, 25, with ex Michael Anthony Ford and eldest daughter Anna, 27, with ex David Dunn.