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Honey Boo Boo Child aka Alana, third from left, with mom June Shannon. The toddler is set to star in her own reality TV show.

The cast of ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ have courted so much controversy already, it was only a matter of time before one of them got their very own reality show.

Step forward six-year-old Alana, who will headline ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’, due to premiere in August.

According to the Daily Mail, the show will follow Alana and her “coupon queen” mom June as they go about their rural lives in the state of Georgia. In a press release, the show’s producers claim it will step away from the pageants, and focus on Alana and her family “doing what [they] do best: four-wheeling through mud pits and picking up road kill for the family cookout”.

Alana announced herself to the world on the ‘Toddlers’ series when she was filmed being “doped” with caffeine and high sugar snacks by her ambitious mother before a pageant. In that particular episode, June explains how she makes a concoction called “Go-Go Juice” - a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. She is also seen giving her daughter tubes of powdered sugar, often referred to as “pageant crack” in a big to keep Alana’s energy levels up.

“My Go-Go juice is kicking in right now!” Alana later exclaims.

“Go-go juice makes me laughy, and play-ey, and makes me feel like I want to pull my mommy's hair.”

Alana also tells the cameras she wants to win beauty pageants because “a dollar makes me holler, honey boo boo!”. But the little girl doesn’t appear too enthusiastic about the experience.”Beauty is so boring, I don't want to do it,” she says.

Her mother, on the other hand, has her eyes firmly on the prize, yelling out instructions and encouragement when her daughter is performing. When she’s not on the circuit, June is a coupon fanatic, stockpiling hundreds of household items. - IOL

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