October 21, 2012 03:00 PM by Megan Wilson
Oh, the age old question, debated and discussed throughout time, all in a valiant quest to unearth one mite of information: Where did Honey Boo Boo get her name from? Alana Thompson, the Toddlers & Tiaras star has finally spoken out, to none other than Anderson Cooper, about the origin of her name.
Anderson Cooper’s intense, hard-hitting interview went straight for the jugular, asking all the questions that just can’t go a moment longer without answers. When asked about her name, the “Go Go Juice” queen said, “It just came out of the blue. … Other people call me Honey Boo Boo child, not just me”.
Write that down, historians. Someday in the future, people will wonder.
Honey Boo Boo originally burst onto the scene via an episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras.” Her jiggling tummy, touting the effects of “go-go juice” obviously struck a cord with people. She was immediately dubbed “Smoochie” and the “Diva Beauty Queen.” The nickname may have come from when she declared her grandiose plans to be beauty queen: “A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo!” TLC couldn’t resist taking that phrase; a spokesperson confirmed, “Yes — Alana came up with ‘honey boo boo herself’ in the initial taping of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras.” Her mom is gaining notoriety as well for her “vajiggle jaggle” and her “Unbeautimous” ways. Their whole crew has nicknames like Sugar Bear, Chickadee, Pumpkin, Uncle Poodle and Chubs-which makes us kinda jealous-who doesn’t want a fun nickname?
And TLC, which stands for “The Learning Channel” takes one more step down the ladder, unless you call eating a spaghetti, ketchup, and butter dish prepped in the microwave learning.
The dirty cheeseball off the floor consuming “Beauty Queen” has knowingly cashed in on the phrase, complete with t-shirts, costumes, and more. Who could blame her? We all wonder if she’s trademarked it yet.
What do you think of Honey Boo Boo and her family? Do you watch the show?
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