Honey Boo Boo Child is the funniest, strangest, and most disturbing child on Toddlers Tiaras. Her unmatched energy has made her a fan favorite. But Alana’s flamboyant personality isn’t exactly natural. The 6-year-old drinks a healthy blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, called Go Go Juice, to give her the extra energy she needs to be a toddler beauty queen.
Boo Boo Child said:
“My special juice is going to help me win… My Go-Go Juice is kicking in right now.”
According to Good Morning America, a bottle of Go Go juice contains as much caffeine as two cups of coffee. Alana’s mother, June Shannon, defended the energy drink, saying:
“There are normal people who give their kids this. Why is it such a big issue with us pageant moms that do it all weekend to keep our kids energized and awake? There are far worse things… I could be giving her alcohol.”
Shannon said that she tried to give Boo Boo Child pixi sticks (a paper straw filled with sugar) but that they didn’t have the same energizing effects.
As far as her daughter’s health goes, Shannon has an interesting view. It’s heart warming to hear that Shannon will love her daughter whether she’s skinny or fat, but a little concerning that she doesn’t seem aware that she could be harming the girl’s health. Shannon said:
“She’s not skinny but, whether skinny or fat, I am still going to love my children regardless. I could care less if they get up to 1,000 pounds; I am still going to love them.”
What do you think about Go Go juice?
Here’s a video report from Good Morning America.