It’s safe to say that one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of 2012 was “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The TLC reality show (a spinoff of the also popular yet horrifying “Toddlers & Tiaras“), follows the life of child beauty pageant contestant Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) and her family in rural McIntyre, Georgia. And immediately after its initial air date this past August, it became one of the most talked about television programs.
So what better way to close out the year and prepare for the show’s return in January than by taking a house tour of the family’s humble abode? Alana’s mother, June, takes us through the home for a quick tour and inside peek at their daily life.
The tour begins in the family room, where you can find an entertainment center adorned with pageant tiaras. And the shelf right beside it is lined with trophies and sashes. The storage room, or what June, a serious “couponer,” refers to as the “stockpile room,” is devoid of any pageant paraphernalia. Instead, the wall-to-wall shelves are filled with a three year’s supply of toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and other toiletry items. There’s also plenty of barbecue and hot sauce — which she explained are both staples in the family’s diet.
June also takes us through the girls’ rooms, the kitchen (where she stops to snack on some cheese and honey) and the master bedroom, where all of the girls gather to get ready in the morning like the pageant queens they are.
In the video above, you’ll get a taste of how the family lives and what Honey Boo Boo is all about. If you’ve ever seen the show, you know what to expect from the Thompson-Shannon clan. If you haven’t, you’ll quickly be horrified, intrigued and totally enamored by the family’s completely outrageous ways, all at the same time.
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