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Meet Toddlers & Tiaras' Honey Boo Boo Child

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Meet Alana Thompson.  You might not know her by name, but you may recognize her as Honey Boo Boo Child from TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras.

Or maybe you've seen Alana and her mother on a recent episode of Dr. Drew, where he asked about a special energy drink they created themselves to get Alana pumped up for pageant time. 

They call it 'go-go juice,' and some parents are outraged by it. 

Click here to take a look at our Honey Boo Boo Child slideshow

Alana's mom, June Shannon, says other pageant parents use sugar cubes or candy to keep their kids focused for pageants, but a mix of Mountain Dew and Red Bull does the job for this family.

Shannon says each bottle is the equivalent of two cups of coffee.

Alana first appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras in June. Since the episode, her big personality has caught everyone's attention.

In addition to her appearance on Dr. Drew, she's also been on Good Morning America. 

On Feb. 18, Alana and her mother appeared on Anderson Cooper's new daytime show.

June and some of the other mothers explained why its ok to spend money on getting their daughters ready for pageants and not on other life-enhancing things.

In our interview, Jennifer Banks asked June how she feels about people who doubt her parenting skills.  

If you can't get enough Honey Boo Boo Child, watch our raw footage behind the scenes:  Watch the best of Honey Boo Boo.

"I'm sorry, you never know what will come out of her mouth," said June Shannon.

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