September 13, 2012
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty pageant regular and reality show star, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, plays with her mother June Shannon during an interview in her home in McIntyre, Ga.
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The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.