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The Mastermind Behind The Pageant Princess! Get To Know June, Honey Boo Boo’s Mama

By Alexis TereszcukRadar Entertainment Editor

Honey Boo Boo child’s very own reality show is here and RadarOnline.com has a sneak peek where you can get to know her mama June Shannon before the show airs.

Six-year-old pageant super star Alana Thompson and her self-proclaimed redneck family are starring in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and they’re doing what the rest of the country is right now – trying to save money.

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“Pageants are very, very expensive,” June tells the camera.  “It is not a cheap sport by any means.”

So June and Honey Boo Boo head off to the local auction where they’re going to try and get cheap household goods and food.

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“I’m a thrifty saving mommy,” June declares, and says she doesn’t go in with any expectations.

“Sometimes he has what I’m looking for sometimes he don’t. I know some of it is close to expiring or maybe fell off the back of the truck but shoot, it’s cheap.”

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premieres Wednesday, August 8 at 10 ET/PT on TLC.

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