Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson ‘Struggling’ at College
Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson ‘Struggling’ at College

Entertainment TV Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson ‘Ready’ for College but ‘Not Sure’ What Will Come of Relationship with Dralin “I think that it is definitely going to be a different journey, but I think I’m ready for it,” the reality star tells PEOPLE By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE’s digital TV team. While at the brand, she’s had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She has also helped recap popular TV shows like ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ ‘Sister Wives’ and ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus on Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 17, 2023 05:22PM EDT Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is excited to embark on a brand new chapter in her life. The Mama June: From Not to Hot star, 17, exclusively tells PEOPLE she’s “ready” to head to college. “I am ready. I think that it is definitely going to be a different journey, but I think I’m ready for it,” she says. “I don’t know if the cameras will be following me just yet. Y’all are just going to really have to wait and see what happens.” Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson Graduates from High School: ‘So Proud,’ Says Mama June Shannon As for how she’s preparing for the journey ahead, Alana says: “I’ve already did [sic] a college tour of the college and right now, I’m currently just trying to find me a spot to stay in.” “After I find a spot, I’ll basically have everything in line to go,” she adds. Slaven Vlasic/Getty In May, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum graduated from Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre, Georgia. Among those in attendance were Alana’s mother, Mama June Shannon, and sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon. Ahead of the academic milestone, Alana attended her senior prom with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell. The pair had made headlines for the controversial age gap, especially since Alana is still underage. They have been together since 2021. Instagram/honeybooboo And with Alana now heading off to college, the reality star is admittedly uncertain about what the future holds for the couple. “I’m just not sure yet. I don’t know on that just yet,” she says. “We would have to figure that out with obviously his family because he has some family down here.” She continues, “So we just want to make sure that everything is good and in place before we just move halfway across the country.” Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Season 6 of Mama June: From Not to Hot is now streaming in full on WE tv’s website.

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