Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson (TLC)
(NBC) -- Reality TV fame can be fleeting, so it's always a good idea for the stars of today to plan for tomorrow. That's just what the family from TLC's flatulence-filled hit, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is doing.
June Shannon, better known to viewers as Mama June (the Sketti Queen), has often talked about her plan to sock away most of the family's TV earnings for her kids. That's why, despite their current success on the boob tube,they're still making ends meet with the same income that kept a roof over their heads before they ever started the show.
"We still live off Sugar Bear's income as a chalk miner," Mama June told In Touch Weekly. After all, "we're everyday country people."
Heck, even the star of the show has a pretty good idea of what she wants to do when she's all grown up, and none of it involves reality TV cameras.
"(I want to be) a mama, a beauty queen, working at Walmart, working at McDonald's so I can eat their chicken nuggets, a veterinarian and a nurse," Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, explained to the magazine. "I like to help other people."
Until she kicks off that pageant-sales-associate-vet-nurse-mom career, she'll just keep helping fans of her show by providing them with more entertainment. Watch Honey Boo Boo and the rest of her kin in their latest "Holladay" special, "A Very Boo Christmas" Sunday at 8 p.m. on TLC.
(The Today Show)