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Honey Boo Boo goes glam! The TV star poses for Teen Vogue

Honey Boo Boo has always gone for a casual T-shirt and leggings look as she films her various reality TV shows in Georgia with her family, which includes mother Mama June and sister Pumpkin.

But for the October issue of Teen Vogue, the star was glammed up in designer clothing ahead of her 16th birthday this weekend.

‘I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo and I’m not anymore. Just because I’m from the south, people expect me to be all country bumpkin, out riding four wheelers all the time, but that’s not really how it is,’ said the TV veteran who found fame at age six with the series Toddlers & Tiaras.

A new look: Honey Boo Boo has always gone for a casual as she films her various reality TV shows in Georgia. But for the October issue of Teen Vogue, the star was glammed up in designer clothing ahead of her 16th birthday this weekend

Not all country: 'I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo and I'm not anymore. Just because I'm from the south, people expect me to be all country bumpkin, out riding four wheelers all the time, but that's not really how it is,' said the TV veteran who found fame at age six with the series Toddlers & Tiaras

Not all country: ‘I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo and I’m not anymore. Just because I’m from the south, people expect me to be all country bumpkin, out riding four wheelers all the time, but that’s not really how it is,’ said the TV veteran who found fame at age six with the series Toddlers & Tiaras

She then added, ‘But I do not care. As long as I like myself, I’m good.’ 

Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, was beautifully styled in Azeeza and Kelsey Randall while modeling Tiffany & Co jewelry.

And she had a proper glam team: Ansley Morgan did the styling, Danielle Mitchell was on her makeup, and Erin Taylor fixed her hair. The photographer was Peyton Fulford. 

Her hair was worn down and her nails were pointy and long like a Kardashian. 

Thompson talked to Teen Vogue writer Rainesford Stauffer about how she is saving up to buy a car and wants to be a nurse one day.

Glam time: Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, was beautifully styled in Azeeza and Kelsey Randall while modeling Tiffany & Co jewelry. And she had a proper glam team: Ansley Morgan did the styling, Danielle Mitchell was on her makeup, and Erin Taylor fixed her hair. The photographer was Peyton Fulford

Glam time: Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, was beautifully styled in Azeeza and Kelsey Randall while modeling Tiffany & Co jewelry. And she had a proper glam team: Ansley Morgan did the styling, Danielle Mitchell was on her makeup, and Erin Taylor fixed her hair. The photographer was Peyton Fulford

At an event: Honey Boo Boo attends the Bossip Best Dressed List Event in 2018 in Los Angeles

At an event: Honey Boo Boo attends the Bossip Best Dressed List Event in 2018 in Los Angeles

And Alana also dipped into the tougher topics such as her mother Mama June’s drug addiction which has been explored on the show From Not To Hot.   

‘A lot of folks in this world do not realize how many people are actually really affected by drug and alcohol [use]…’ said Alana.

‘It’s very, very hard. It’s something I’d wish on nobody, for real.’ 

She continued: ‘When my mama got real bad with her [drug use], I didn’t know where I was going to end up. I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come.’

Mama's journey: And Alana also dipped into the tougher topics such as her mother Mama June's drug addiction which has been explored on the show From Not To Hot. 'A lot of folks in this world do not realize how many people are actually really affected by drug and alcohol [use]...' said Alana

Mama’s journey: And Alana also dipped into the tougher topics such as her mother Mama June’s drug addiction which has been explored on the show From Not To Hot. ‘A lot of folks in this world do not realize how many people are actually really affected by drug and alcohol [use]…’ said Alana

Her mom was absent: She continued: 'When my mama got real bad with her [drug use], I didn't know where I was going to end up. I'm proud of myself for how far I've come'

Her mom was absent: She continued: ‘When my mama got real bad with her [drug use], I didn’t know where I was going to end up. I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come’

For years she has lived with her older sister Pumpkin, real name Lauryn.

Her other siblings include Jessica ‘Chubbs’ Shannon and Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell.  

Now Alana is living her best life as she attends a public high school in Georgia with her boyfriend. 

She was on her own: For years she has lived with her older sister Pumpkin, real name Lauryn. Her other siblings include Jessica 'Chubbs' Shannon and Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell. Now Alana is living her best life as she attends a public high school in Georgia with her boyfriend

She was on her own: For years she has lived with her older sister Pumpkin, real name Lauryn. Her other siblings include Jessica ‘Chubbs’ Shannon and Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell. Now Alana is living her best life as she attends a public high school in Georgia with her boyfriend

But it’s not easy being the only famous kid at school. 

‘To be honest, I do not have many friends. At all,’ Alana said.

She added her only friend is her boyfriend. ‘Because I feel like folks are so much like, oh my God, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo. I don’t trust nobody really, so I don’t have friends.’

The TV vet also discussed how people react to her body and the body positivity movement.

Trust issue: But it's not easy being the only famous kid at school. 'To be honest, I do not have many friends. At all,' Alana said. She added her only friend is her boyfriend. 'Because I feel like folks are so much like, oh my God, I'm friends with Honey Boo Boo. I don't trust nobody really, so I don't have friends'

Trust issue: But it’s not easy being the only famous kid at school. ‘To be honest, I do not have many friends. At all,’ Alana said. She added her only friend is her boyfriend. ‘Because I feel like folks are so much like, oh my God, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo. I don’t trust nobody really, so I don’t have friends’

‘I feel like my generation is probably making it worse,’ the candid teen said.

‘Everybody’s all about body positivity, body positivity, until they see a body they don’t like…I don’t understand why people think this way. Just because I got a little bit of extra meat on my bones, you want to hate me? I’ll never get body shaming.’

Alana came to fame nine years ago on 2012’s Toddlers & Tiaras about children in beauty pageants.

That same year came the family’s own show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo that focused on Mama June and her parenting skills. The show was on the air for two years.

In 2017, June starred in Mama June: From Not To Hot which saw the matriarch lose 200lbs thanks to surgery, a new diet and fitness. The show was on the air for three years and spawned reunion specials.

Alana has also participated in Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (.

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