"I have less than 30 days until I graduate. I am so proud of myself," Alana wrote.
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is soon to graduate from high school. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo actress, now 17, uploaded an Instagram post on spree for her pre-graduation preparations recently. She posed for photos wearing a vibrant pink cap and gown in a few of the images, while in others, she wore a senior sweatshirt with pants that said "senior" on one leg and "class of 2023" on the other.
"I have less than 30 days until I graduate. I am so proud of myself and how far I have [come]. There were points that I didn't even think I would make it this far but I made it. 🎓" she captioned her post on Instagram.
One week prior, the reality star, her boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 21, and her ecstatic family attended her prom together as per PEOPLE. Thompson donned a pink mermaid-style dress with a beaded bodice for the event. She had gorgeous hair in a half-up ponytail, and her nails and eye makeup matched her clothing perfectly. Thompson posed for a picture alongside Mama June Shannon, her mother, and June's husband, Justin Stroud. As Thompson positioned herself in the middle and wrapped her arms around the couple, the group grinned.
According to a since-deleted Instagram post by Thompson, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird, the reality star's legal guardian, also attended the picture shoot. Alana was photographed for her final round of high school yearbook photographs back in August, according to a series of images posted on Instagram by Pumpkin, 23. "Today my not-so-little sister had senior pictures done🥺 I'm so proud of how far you've come against all odds that have been thrown at you," she captioned the post dedicated to her sister. "Here to Alana's last year of high school. Excuse me while I ugly cry lol ❤️. We love our lana @honeybooboo."
Mama June Shannon no longer has custody of her daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, PEOPLE had confirmed previously. According to Georgia court documents filed on April 11, a Wilkinson County judge granted sole custody of Alana to Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon. Daily phone contact with Alana is permitted by Mama June, but Pumpkin, 22, will decide on visiting privileges. According to the documents, Mama June makes around $25,000 per month, with her income depending on her "production and endorsements" for the movie Mama June: Road to Redemption.
Additionally, until Alana turns 18 years old, Mama June must also pay Pumpkin $800 per month in child support. The judge found that Mama June's sole "certain income is a disability in the amount of $1,015.00 per month" because her program "had not been renewed for a new season" at the time of the petition. Pumpkin told Entertainment Tonight, "It's been very difficult because... she is younger and she needs her mom. So it's been very hard for both me and her to adjust to me being her 'sister mom,'" as she spoke of the challenges faced by her.
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