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Honey Boo Boo no more: how the former reality star is trying to shed her country bumpkin image

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Former reality TV star Alana Thompson no longer wants to be known as Honey Boo Boo. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
Former reality TV star Alana Thompson no longer wants to be known as Honey Boo Boo. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

She made a name for herself in the child beauty pageant world, sashaying on stage with a serious dose of attitude and a mouth full of charm and cheek.

Her sass helped her win a few titles amid a sea of cutesy kids in tutus and full makeup and it was largely thanks to Honey Boo Boo that the reality TV show Toddlers & Tiaras became a worldwide hit. 

Yet the little girl did more than that – she also turned her family into reality TV stars, the working-class version of the Kardashians featuring “Mama June” Shannon and her four daughters. But Honey Boo Boo would like the world to know she’s Honey Boo Boo no longer. 

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