Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is growing up, and she’s more than just her catchy moniker. The former reality TV star first catapulted into fame at age five when starring in TLC’s beauty pageant series Toddlers & Tiaras in 2012. Later that year, Thompson landed her own reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo , following her family around their hometown in Georgia. The 7 richest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills of all time Thompson, now 15, clarified she’s no longer that “boisterous little girl” seen on TV, but rather a real person, in a Teen Vogue interview published Wednesday, August 25. Will Paris Hilton reach billionaire status like frenemy Kim K? “My mama did not name me Honey Boo Boo. My name is Alana,” Thompson said. “They are completely two different people.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝓐𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓪 𝓣𝓱𝓸𝓶𝓹𝓼𝓸𝓷 ✰ (@honeybooboo) Though she was known for sassy catchphrases such as “Honey Boo Boo child” and “A dollar makes me holler, Honey Boo Boo,” she said those sayings don’t represent who she is today, yet continue to “stick around, because they were on national television”. Interview: Nightbirde’s America’s Got Talent run comes to an end “I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not any more,” Thompson said. “Just because I’m from the South, people expect me to be all country bumpkin, out riding four wheelers all the time, but that’s not really how it is.” Thompson also discussed where her relationship stands with her mother June “Mama June” Shannon , who was arrested on drug-possession charges in 2019. “A lot of folks in this world do not realise how many people are actually really affected by drug and alcohol [use],” Thompson said. “It’s very, very hard. It’s something I’d wish on nobody, for real.” 4 must-watch Netflix shows out in August … and one we’re not so sure of She added that the two are working on getting “back on track”. “When my mama got real bad with her [drug use], I didn’t know where I was going to end up … I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come.” So what’s Thompson’s future looking like? For now, filming isn’t her priority, and she said she looks forward to being “the best I can be”. Supercar Blondie’s exclusive look at Hermès’ only hypercars in the world “I want to have a life, you know? I want to be able to support my kids when I do have kids and stuff like that,” she said. “It’s definitely something that is good for the time being, [and] good for later on in life.” Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .