She became known as Honey Boo Boo on TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The pilot episode of her show attracted 2.2 million viewers in 2012.
She was first introduced to audiences in TLC's beauty pageant reality show Toddlers & Tiaras.
Her mother has been criticized for giving her "Go Go Juice," a blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, before pageants.
Born to Mike Thompson and June Shannon, she is the youngest of four girls. Her sisters are named Anna, Lauryn and Jessica.
In 2014, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.