Before Honey Boo Boo
Alana Thompson became a household name and now part of a crazy controversy, she was just an aspiring pageant queen from rural Georgia.
HBB first sashayed into our hearts on August 8th, 2012, on an episode of the TLC reality television series, Toddlers & Tiaras. At the time of the episode, Honey Boo Boo was just six years old and at the prime of her beauty queen sassiness.
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Immediately after the HILARIOUS episode aired, the character's fandom exploded thanks to many of her fabulous one liners, like: