Honey Boo Boo and her family have returned in the New Year in order to share their hometown antics in a series of holiday specials of their reality show.
During the latest episode of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a Halloween special which aired on Jan. 6, June Shannon decided she wanted to spruce up her look by dying her hair blonde.
The matriarch enlisted the help of her daughters to apply the dye for her new look. While helping to apply the hair product, the show’s star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, was not a fan of the dye’s smell.
"Mama, all your bugs are jumping out your head. Smells like boot boo ... and glue ... and feet," she exclaimed.
The seven-year-old also went as far as to remind her mother who is the beauty queen in the family.
"Mama, you'll never be as beautiful as me. You just keep on trying, though," she said.
Daughter Jessica suggested that Mama June’s hair looked “a hot mess,” while her husband, Sugar Bear, was apparently the only fan of the makeover, which included Mama June trying on a Marilyn Monroe-style white dress as a proposed Halloween costume.
"Seeing June as a blonde would definitely make my loins perk up," Sugar Bear said before seeing Mama June’s new look.
"June looked like a blonde bombshell," he said afterward.
Meanwhile, off screen, Mama June has revealed how she keeps her family humble.
Shannon recently told gossip website TMZ that she has secured the family’s earning from their reality show into trust funds for her four daughters, Alana, Lauryn, Jessica, Anna and granddaughter Kaitlyn.
The family reportedly earns about $15,000 to $20,000 per episode on their show.
“I want my kids to look back and say, ‘Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,’” Shannon told TMZ.
According to the reality show mom, the family does not use any of the money they have earned, but rather continue to live off Sugarbear’s salary as a contractor.
“TLC put the money into the girls’ trust account for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets.”
The family’s only major investment has been in a 2005 Ford Expedition SUV. Mama June insists that she would never drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes, except if someone else paid for it.
“Never gonna live above my means,” she told TMZ.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.