People look up to celebrities, and to many, they are like real life superheroes, so when one of their celebs undergoes a life-changing transformation, then we get a sense of hope as that can happen for us too.
Also, as fans we just wanna see them be happy and succeed, they bring us so much joy so of course, we wish them the best that life has to offer. So, the title only mentions the cute star of Honey Boo Boo and that is who we are gonna be talking about.
SO, HOW ABOUT A LITTLE BACK STORY FIRST?
An original reality show is where we got our first look at Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. The show was nothing to be happy about as it exploited people’s desire to watch dysfunctional relations of families, and how that impacted their day to day lives.
The series showcased parents and young children that were involved in the beauty pageant business.
Honey Boo Boo stole the show on Toddlers & Tiaras. With her being so popular it was no surprise to anyone when she landed her own series on TLC.
On August 8, 2012, we were introduced to series called “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the series followed the six-year-old and her parents and her three sisters; Lauryn or “Pumpkin,” Jessica or “Chubbs” and Anna or “Chickadee.” Other than that the premise of the show was pretty much of any reality show.As everyone already knew, their family was an emotional train wreck, and it was all on screen for the pleasure of millions of people. 2.25 million Viewers in the first day it aired to be exact.
By the second season, Honey Boo Boo was watched by approximately 3 million people. The final episode of the season garnered 3.21 million views.The finale of the second season titled “Happily Ever After?”Mama June, Alana’s mother and her boyfriend “Sugar Bear” seemingly tie the knot and officially became a family.Everything was looking peachy, as things were going quite well for the Thompsons, Alana’s family. A single episode brought them $50,000, and the ratings were consistently at their peak but, nothing lasts forever, and in 2014 it all changed.
TLC announced that there would be a third season to the show, and maybe even a few books for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Fans of the show were thrilled until something happened.Mama June found herself center stage of a big controversy after it was known to the public that she dated a man convicted of child molestation, Mark Anthony McDaniel.The major backlash caused TLC to immediately pull the plug on the show leaving a lot of episodes unaired.While the family could’ve easily gotten another gig on TV, their contracts prevented them from doing so. According to their contract, there were never to appear on air for any form of entertainment-related venture for months after their cancelation unless it was with TLC.So, they were completely helpless for at least a couple of months.
As things started to settle down, Alana and Mama June decided to return to the world of the small screen in February 2015. They came on “The Doctors” as a special guest on the show, where Alana had noticeably gained more weight.Alana was a total of 125 pounds at the age of 10. She was officially declared as obese on the show. Being that young and have such weight can be credited to all the stress and hassle that comes with the fame. But, we are happy to say that now, she looks better than she ever has.
The show was a health intervention for Alana. The doctors hoped to put the former reality star on a diet. They were hoping that they could help her get her weight back to down to something more suitable for her age and height.
After that, we can see that Alana has been working hard work to make sure that she can have a healthy life. On can see that her efforts were already paying off as she lost almost 25 pounds.
In an interview that Alana gave to Inside Edition, she talked about what it was like to have her live change so drastically. According to her;“I woke up one day, and I asked my mum ‘Where’s the crew?’ And she was like, ‘There isn’t a show anymore.’”To her surprise, she enjoyed the time off from the cameras.
Today, Honey Boo Boo enjoys a much peaceful and normal life.She still manages to let her fans know what kind of adventures she is on to regularly all thanks to social media.As for their return to TLC, well that looks highly unlikely as the network has filed a law suit against the family for breaking their former contract. Nonetheless, we are glad that the young star is happy and that she has found peace in her new way of living. And with losing all that weight, you have to say that she does look like a model.