Honey Boo Boo, a.k.a. Alana Thompson, apparently decides to stop competing in pageants. Mama June Shannon talked about her daughter's retirement from pageants to In Touch magazine, saying, "We're done. We haven't done a pageant for a while, because we're so busy with our show [TLC's 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'] and school and life in general."
Mama June said that Alana would miss the stage, but they found a way to keep being close to the competition. "We still have all our pageant friends. We go along and cheer on our other pageant friends," she said, adding, "Alana's trying different things, but I don't think she's found that new niche yet that she wants to get into."
The 7-year-old Alana rose to fame after appearing on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras". The show revolves around children who compete in beauty pageants as well as their family. Alana later has her own show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". The show also features Alana's three older sisters, father and a niece.
Following the success of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", June announced last month that various merchandises related to the show were going to hit stores. "We love our fans and are excited to bring things that we love to our viewers. Alana is a huge fan of fashion and all things girly. Fans are going to love the stuff that TLC will be putting on shelves," June said in a statement.
"How to Honey Boo Boo" book from William Morrow was released on July 9. Halloween costumes and hair pins are going to be sold in summer. Other products, such as calendars, posters, T-shirts, cellphone cases and talking key chains are expected to be available this fall.