Honey Boo Boo, 16, begs fans for $25 to see her on 'meet-and-greet' tour as sister Pumpkin, 22, is 'BROKE' & needs cash | The Sun

ALANA "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is charging fans $25 for a meet-and-greet amid her family's money troubles.

The Sun previously revealed that Alana's sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird is broke and can barely afford groceries for the teen as well as her four young kids.

And on Sunday, Alana, 16, appeared to take matters into her own hands as she promoted a meet-and-greet with all the family in August.

The event, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, allows fans to meet Alana, Lauryn, their mom Mama June, Lauryn's husband Josh, their daughter Ella and Alana's boyfriend Dralin Carswell.

A description of the event reads: "The family will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Merch will be available for sale."

Alana posted the event on Instagram and wrote: "OK Everyone….We have officially kicked off our Summer Tour to meet our fans in a city near you!!

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"We had a great turn out in Hollywood, California and our NEXT STOP is ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!"

Earlier this month, The Sun revealed that Lauryn, 22, is struggling to provide for her expanded family, which includes her twins who are under two months old, her not-yet one-year-old son Bentley, and her daughter Ella, four.  

She also has full custody of her sister Alana.

Several factors have come to light regarding the 22-year-old's financial situation.  

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One family insider claimed that "Pumpkin told June she didn't have any groceries in the house, and she told Pumpkin 'Well you better get on TikTok and make some d*** n money."

The source added incredulously: "Why would a mother even say something like that?!"


Shortly after Lauryn's twins were born, the TV star was promoting her Amazon Wish List on her TikTok and her Instagram which included items fans could buy her for the babies.

She later removed the link to the wishlist.

The Sun can also reveal that Josh and Lauryn are renters at the previously estimated $71,000 Georgia home they share with their four children and her sister Alana. 

In a statement to The Sun, Lauryn claimed "that’s my home and I rent to own it."

She also added: "I’m doing very well financially… my kids and us have everything we need and want."

While fans of the show Mama June: Road to Redemption assume the long-standing reality stars make a good living, in an interview with The Sun in May, Mama June, 42, claimed: "What a lot of people don't realize that this filming doesn't pay what people think it does.


"We all have regular entrepreneur jobs after filming- like [my daughter] Jessica works at a daycare. Josh works with a friend of ours. We have events that we go out and do."

The family is currently on Mama June: Road to Redemption airing Friday nights on WeTV.

As The Sun exclusively previously reported, Lauryn claimed that a small bank error sent her bank account into overdraft earlier this year.  

In a heartbreaking confession in March, the star said a banking glitch of just $650 brought her account into the negative.    

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Lauryn shared a news article about money vanishing from accounts from the bank she was using.    

She captioned her post with "I had the same problem with a charge for $650 on my card made my account negative and still have yet to figure out the problem!!! Don’t worry I’m about to switch banks."  

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