ALANA ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson’s sister Anna Cardwell has slammed online trolls who cruelly called the 15-year-old “too fat” to model for Teen Vogue.
The reality star’s older sister told The Sun exclusively, “Alana is beautiful. There are models like Ashley Graham who weigh 200 pounds, and she has huge contracts.
“I mean by hell, Victoria’s Secret works with plus size models. Does weight still matter? ”
The 26-year-old pointed out that there is a lot more variety among models these days.
“The modeling industry has had so many negative reactions to not having tall models, now they are diversity with all types of people and cultures.
Anna proudly added “Alana stood up and did it, and I hope she will give others the courage to do it.”
“She’s basically putting herself forward, and all the teens that are overweight now, she gave them encouragement.”
The 26-year-old said she was inspired by the filming of Alana and said all the sisters were beautiful: “We’re crazy for sure, but we’re all beautiful. We could all be. mannequins. “
Many fans of Here Comes star Honey Boo Boo were supportive of the filming of Teen Vogue, while some people decided to be downright mean on the 15-year-old’s Instagram.
One person attacked the young teenager: “Why do people go into ecstasies over an obese child. Obesity is a disease and must be treated.
While another sent a nasty question: “Are you ever going to lose weight ??? ? ”
In her extensive interview with Teen Vogue, Alana spoke to “body-shamers” and said she doesn’t let negative comments interfere with the way she sees herself.
“I don’t understand why people think this way. Just because I have some extra meat on my bones, you wanna hate me? I will never have bodily shame. ”
“Like, I know I’m beautiful, and I know I have a body that hits, so … I don’t care.”
She continued, “There are so many people on my Instagram who don’t like my nails or my eyelashes. But I don’t care. As long as I like myself, I’m fine.
“I never look at people and I’m like, ‘Oh, I wish I could be like her.’ Because I never want to be like anyone, I am my own person.
PAGEANT QUEEN AT THE CENTRAL
Alana has been in the limelight since she was a child and, as fans may recall, she actually started in the beauty industry as the children’s pageant queen and featured on Toddlers. and Tiaras by TLC.
In the set, Alana held up like she never missed a thing and looked stunning and confident as the centerpiece last page of the teen post in which she modeled various high fashion looks.
Alana was dressed much differently from the casual outfit viewers are used to seeing her play sports on reality TV.
Here Comes star Honey Boo Boo embraced the glamorous pose in long silk dresses, bright colors, frilly sleeves, white gloves and bold accessories during the photoshoot.
She also rocked various curly and straight hairstyles by keeping her makeup simple with the occasional red or pink lips.
In their interview with the high school student, Teen Vogue opened up about her role in Toddlers and Tiaras, which kicked off her career at the age of six, and how successful she has been since.
“I want to be the best I can be, and I want to make my money, and I also want to do A’s directly, so I’m doing my best,” she told the post.
However, the TV star admitted that she struggled to keep up with the lifestyle the celebrity brought her as she was still a “child.”
The interview continues with Alana claiming that she has moved on from her character as Honey Boo Boo and adopted her true identity as Alana.
“They are two completely different people,” she told Teen Vogue.
“I would say I love this Alana now, rather than young Alana.”
When the world discovered Honey Boo Boo almost ten years ago, her mother June “Mama June” Shannon was by her side on the pageants circuit, which their relationship has sadly taken a turn for.
In 2019, June was arrested for drug trafficking, including possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in Alabama.
She was arrested along with her boyfriend Geno Doak, who was charged with third degree domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
It is estimated that June spent $ 900,000 in one year on drugs.
The couple eventually went to rehab, while June’s daughter Lauryn, also known as Pumpkin, had to welcome Alana.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed that Geno was sentenced to 16 months in prison for drug trafficking after his ex narrowly avoided any jail time related to the same 2019 incident.
According to court records, Geno was admitted to the Alabama prison system on July 29 and his release date has been set for November 28, 2022.
Alana addressed the subject, telling the publication, “A lot of people in this world don’t realize how many people are actually affected by drugs and alcohol. [use].
“It’s very, very hard. It’s something I don’t wish on anyone, for real, ”she added.