Here comes Honey Boo Boo's Alana Thompson is every grown up and she's prepared for the human being to adopt it.

The Toddlers & Tiaras alum, 15, debuted a whole brand-new look in a brand-new editorial through Teen Vogue where she opens up up about the obstacles of farming up in the general public eye.

Thompson claimed she's began to experiment with beauty, like cultivation out her nails and also playing with long lashes. But sometimes her social media followers (she has almost 1 million top top Instagram) comment on her look, calling that "too grown." yet the TV star doesn't want to conform to society's expectations of her.

"I guess still mean me come be tiny Honey Boo Boo, and I'm no anymore," she told Teen Vogue.

June "Mama June" Shannon's youngest daughter explained that the civilization has particular expectations of her in your mind, however she wants to debunk them.

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"Just because I'm from the South, civilization expect me to it is in all nation bumpkin, the end riding four-wheelers every the time, but that's no really exactly how it is," she said. "There space so plenty of folks on my Instagram that carry out not like my pond or mine eyelashes. However I execute not care. As long as I prefer myself, I'm good."


"I don't ever before look at and also I'm like, 'Oh, ns wish i was like her,'" the star said. "Because i don't ever wish come be choose nobody. I am my very own person."

The same can be claimed for how she navigates seeing human body shaming comments on society media. "I don't know why civilization think this way," she said of the an important comments. "Just due to the fact that I acquired a tiny bit that extra meat on mine bones, you desire to hate me? I'll never obtain body shaming."

But she knows how to get rid of it. "Like, I understand I'm beautiful, and I know I acquired a banging body, so...I don't care," Thompson added.

The past couple of years have actually been a bit of a roller coaster ride for the reality star's family, and also in the interview, Thompson got candid around the obstacles she challenged handling she mother's problem use during her formative years.

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In march 2019, June to be arrested on charges of possession the a regulated substance and also drug paraphernalia after she allegedly had crack cocaine and a cracked pipe top top her. Her then-boyfriend, Eugene Edward "Geno" Doak, was likewise arrested, world previously reported. (She pleaded not guilty and was sentenced come community business that fall.) adhering to the arrest, June's daughter Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon became Alana's legal guardian.

"When mine mama gained real poor with she , ns didn't understand where i was walking to end up. I'm proud the myself because that how much I've come," Thompson said, noting that she's been acquiring "back on track" v their mother-daughter relationship.

Earlier this year, June checked into rehab, continuing to work on she sobriety — i beg your pardon was documented on Mama June: roadway to Redemption.

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"A most folks in this do not realize how many world are in reality really impacted by drug and also alcohol ...It's very, an extremely hard," Thompson said. "It's something I'd wish on nobody, because that real."

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