Mama June & daughter Honey Boo Boo, now 16, look unrecognizable in resurfaced Toddlers & Tiaras video

MAMA June Shannon and daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, now at the age of 16, looked unrecognizable in a resurfaced online video from the Toddlers & Tiaras show. 

The TLC Network brought back a clip from their reality show, which took viewers insider the competitive world of child beauty pageants, on Twitter.

In the throwback clip from 2012, Mama June, 42, kickstarted the top five list as she discussed Alana's "special juice."

June said: "Everybody has their special concoctions, special juices, to help energize her."

In the behind-the-scenes footage, her daughter can be seen walking around backstage while drinking from a bottle. 

The Mama June: From Not to Hot star defended herself and mentioned she was "not doping up" her child.

I'm not hurting her. We tried the pixie stick because they're called 'pageant crack.'

According to her mother, Honey Boo Boo allegedly went through "15 bags" of pixie sticks as a pageant girl but it did not "do anything for her."

Mama June concluded: "Whatever works for your child, use it." 

Back in the day, Honey Boo Boo said in her confessional: "My special juice is going to help me win."

The clip ended with the little one spinning around while holding onto a revolving chair. 


At the beginning of November, Mama June and Honey Boo Boo opened up about those pageant days with Nick Cannon, 41, about on The Masked Singer. 

The two were previously inside the Beach Ball as the wild card contestants on the Fox singing competition show. 

The TV stars had gone barefaced for the interview while they appeared to be sitting inside their vehicles.

In the YouTube video, June joked about playing "the karaoke side of America." 

Alana mentioned how singing on stage reminded her of her pageant days.

She continued: "When I did pageants, I did not have to sing in front of tons of people. It was something I had never done before."

June then added that the two were "celebrating 10 years of production. We're also in season six of Mama June: From Not to Hot."


With her pageant days behind her, Alana starred in her own spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which premiered in 2012 and later appeared on Dancing With The Stars: Juniors, in which she was paired with Tristan Ianiero.

The former pageant girl has been staying with her older sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird, who was granted given legal guardianship of the teen after Mama June was arrested on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in 2019.

At the time, she faced jail time for the criminal charges.

Back in March, Mama June told The Sun in an exclusive interview that she was working on her relationship with Alana after completing a stint in rehab.

Also in March, Alana clapped back at haters and "told them to take a seat" after showing off herfluttering eyelash extensions on Instagram.

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