Alana Thompson, better known as “Honey Boo Boo,” appeared as an adult in a photoshoot with Teen Vogue.
Now 15, just before her 16th birthday, Thompson has decided to make her real name known to everyone.
Thrilled by her appearance in Teen Vogue, she told her followers on social media, “OMGG !! I’m so excited to finally tell everyone I’m on Teen Vogue 💗! It’s a dream come true, never in millions of years I would have thought I was going to be on Teen Vogue but watch me now 🥰! I’m so thankful and grateful for this opportunity 💗 !! @teenvogue “
In her interview with Teen Vogue, the child star told them that she grew up with Honey Boo Boo and Alana. She said, “They are two completely different people … I would say I love this Alana now, rather than young Alana.”
Teen Vogue also shared the set of images from the photoshoot saying, “This is Alana Thompson, and she wants you to know that #HoneyBooBoo is not her name. A public figure even before she was in elementary school, Alana’s entire life – and the trauma she suffered – took place in front of the cameras; she has been documented to the extent that some people have forgotten that she is a child, not a character. Just before her 16th birthday, Alana talks to @rainesfordstauffer about her life as a public high school student , his relationship with Mama June and his childhood in the spotlight. “
The full interview delves into her childhood, her issues with her mother, body shame and positivity, and what lies ahead for her future.
You can read it here: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/alana-thompson-honey-boo-boo-profile
Raised to fame in 2011 after appearing on “Toddler’s and Tiara’s”, the then 6-year-old reality TV star went on to have her own show called “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”.
In 2018, Thompson appeared on Dancing With The Stars Juniors and is still on TV, co-starring in “Mama June: From Not To Hot”.
Main image credit: (AP Photo / John Bazemore) (@ honeybooboo / Instagram)