‘Honey Boo Boo’ Opts for Retirement

by | July 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM | Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo (Photo: TLC)

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has had enough and is retiring… at least from the pageant life.

The star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” will no longer compete in children’s pageants, which helped launch her career on “Toddlers & Tiaras.”

“We’re done,” Alana’s mother, “Mama” June Shannon, told In Touch. “We haven’t done a pageant for a while, because we’re so busy with our show and school and life in general.”

According to her mom, the child star “misses the stage,” but still remains close to her pageant friends.

“Alana’s trying different things, but I don’t think she’s found that new niche yet that she wants to get into,” June said.