Alana Struggled Through Her Mother’s Addiction
In the article in Teen Vogue, Alana opened up about her mother, June Shannon, from Mama June Road To Redemption. Mama June was arrested in 2019 and sent to rehab. Alana’s life was turned upside down because she had no idea where she would end up.
Alana’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird was given custody of Alana and she and her husband Josh Efird have been taking care of her ever since. Alana admits to being proud of herself and how well she has done since her mother has been out of her orbit. Alana says she wouldn’t wish what she has been through on anybody. Alana is lucky to have Pumpkin and Josh step up and take her in.
Alana Tried To Reconnect With Her Mother Earlier This Year
Mama June Road to Remptions’ June has tried to reconnect with all of her daughters. However, Alana had something to say to her mother. “It’s just hard because you wasn’t there for my first day of high school and I think that’s a pretty big thing. It was hard for me not having my mom there and I had to come home and tell Pumpkin what I was doing. I’m very grateful that Pumpkin was there for me, but why wasn’t you there? Why wasn’t you there when I needed you most?”
Alana Doesn’t Like Stereotypes
Mama June Road To Redemptions’ Alana also revealed that she does not like the way people her age are so critical of body types. Alana also does not appreciate stereotypes that suggest that someone from the south is always tomboyish either. Alana believes that kids her age are the worst for this type of reaction. However, Alana believes that as long as she is happy with herself, that is all that matters. Alana doesn’t understand why people want to hate her for having a little extra meat on her bones.
Alana has dreams that have nothing to do with Honey Boo Boo or pageants. Alana dreams of being a nurse and plans to get her own place when she turns 18. Alana is confident that she can afford her personal space. Alana says she doesn’t know what the future Alana is like because she hasn’t met her yet. Fans will just have to wait and see if Alana makes her dreams come true.
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