Honey Boo Boo: Who IS she?! 11 things you NEED to know about her and Mama June

It seems like just about everyone and their dog/wife/next door neighbour is talking about this new TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo which has left us screaming: ‘Just who IS she?!’ ala Nikki Graeme.
Just who ARE Honey Boo Boo and Mama June? Copyright: [TLC]

However, if you are feeling in the same clueless boat then fear not wonderful readers as we are about to tell you everything you NEED to know about Honey Boo Boo and Mama June.

1.    A quick bio:

Honey Boo Boo’s real name is Alana Thompson, she is from Georgia in the Southern US (so much so she has to be subtitled for us to understand) and stars in the show with her mum, Mama June, dad, Sugar Bear and sisters Chickadee, Pumpkin and Chubbs.

So now we know who she is let’s move on to the good stuff...

2.    Honey Boo Boo first appeared on the US TV show Tantrums and Tiaras.

She is somewhat of a big name in pageantry and does lots looking like this:
Honey Boo Boo is somewhat of a pageant queen. Copyright: [TLC]


3.    She has some seriously amazing catchphrases that you will start saying whether you like it or not.

‘You’d better redneckonise’ being our personal favourite.

4.    The Honey Boo Boo family eat some seriously ridiculous food.

Case in point being Mama June’s signature dish, ‘sketti’ which is microwaved ketchup, butter and spaghetti.

Coming to a Jamie’s Kitchen near you soon, we are sure.

5.    Jennifer Lawrence loves the show.

J-Law even confesses to once crashing her car because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo crossing the street.

In fact, a whole bunch of big name celebs love the show including our very own Gordon Ramsay (must be the aboved mentioned fine dining), Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus.

6.    Honey Boo Boo HATES Justin Bieber

When asked in an interview if she was a Belieber Honey Boo Boo said: ‘No! I hate him!’.

A young girl with a strong mind.

Honey Boo Boo knows her own mind. Copyright: [TLC]

7.    Honey Boo Boo even has a signature drink called Go-Go Juice

Now what exactly is in it no one is quite sure and whether the Food Standards Agency would approve is another thing.

But the point is she is seven years old and has her own drink.

8.    President flippin’ Obama even loves Honey Boo Boo and referenced her in his pre-election speech.

We like to think he couldn’t have done it without her.

9.    She reckons she has a fart face and that this is it:

Honey Boo Boo's alleged 'fart face'. Copyright: [TLC]

10.    Honey Boo Boo’s dream is to be a couponer ‘just like her Mama’, which is considered quite the sport over in the US.

11.    We reckon Honey Boo Boo looks like the baby dinosaur of Dinosaurs (and yes, remember THAT?!):

Honey Boo Boo or baby Dinosaur? Copyright: [Youtube]

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