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August 7th, 2012
11:58 AM ET

Reality star 'Honey Boo Boo' discusses her new spin-off TV show

The popular reality TV show "Toddlers in Tiaras" follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants, highlighting the lengths young girls and their families will go to in order to win crowns and titles.

One of the show's breakout stars is six-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson, or "Honey Boo Boo." Alana's well-known for her outrageous sayings and her hyperactive outbursts after drinking a beverage her family has deemed "go-go juice."

Alana is now the star of her own reality show on TLC called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The show, which premieres tomorrow at 10pm ET, features the entire Thompson family at home in rural Georgia.

On Starting Point this morning, "Honey Boo Boo" and her mom June sit down to discuss her new show and to respond to critics of young girls in pageants.

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  1. Amir Ali

    Childrens actually follow the parents education and training in life so boo boo congrats so many happiness will come on way...

    August 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Margaret

    That is it!!! Someone call CPS!!! That child is FAT and UNHEALTHY.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Chris

    I would like to thank CNN for legitimizing these people and their absurdities. We, as Americans, didn't think we coudl sink lower, culturally, than we already are, but you are helping us do just that. Bravo.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Kevin O.

    I don't know what quite to make of this. This is not how I raised my children and I hope to GOD my son isn't placing bills in the G-string of this potential train wreck, many years from now.

    I really hope she has a good life, however I don't see this in her future.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. MI MOM

    Watching this show will cause you to lose brain cells.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Louisa

    I feel sorry for this kid. She comes from Dog Patch, USA, and her family looks like the characters from that place. You have to wonder if they have moonshine stills in the backyard and sisters married to brothers. Just no class here at all.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Malory Archer

    Yuck. Just... yuck.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. kayray

    This family is revolting and this child is not cute.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lilred

    Honey boo boo? really CNN? you have sunk to a new low.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Janine

    What an absolute waste of electricity

    August 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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