Honey Boo Boo is all grown up and turning it out on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
At 13, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson is trading tiaras for dancing shoes, captivating a whole new audience with that unmistakable charisma.
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It's hard to forget a personality as big and bold as little miss Alana Thompson's affectionately known to Toddlers & Tiaras fans as Honey Boo Boo.

A reality star since the age of 6, Alana's latest television stint comes courtesy of the brand new spin-off series, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

South Africans are no strangers to the glitz and glam of the ballroom with shows like Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing, and the Juniors edition is no different. 

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Just like the name suggests, the show uses the same format as its grown-up version, taking young stars and pairing them up with professional dancers, only in the Juniors version the show also adds mentors to the mix. 

Alana has been partnered up with junior dance champion Tristan Ianiero, and is being mentored by Artem Chigvintsev of both Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing fame. 

The show kicked off 7 October, and after two eliminations, Alana has emerged somewhat of an audience favourite.  

She may not be the typical dancer, but that Honey Boo Boo charisma and charm is a really sweet match for the dancing show, and she may just make it all the way to the end. 

See the 13-year-old prepare for dance battle in the video below: 

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