Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is having a hard time on Dancing With The Stars: Juniors.
On Tuesday she told People that learning the two step has been a challenge, admitting she has already experience a ‘breaking point.’
The reality TV star, 13, is dancing with Tristan Ianiero and mentored by Artem Chigvintsev.
Tough stuff: Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is having a hard time on Dancing With The Stars: Juniors
The entire cast of DWTSJ was announced on Tuesday evening. There are a total of 12 stars.
In addition to Alana, there is Addison Osta Smith with Lev Khmelev, mentored by Keo Motsepe, Akash Vukoti with Kamri Peterson, mentored by Witney Carson, Ariana Greenblatt with Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong.
There is also Hudson West with Kameron Couch, mentored by Hayley Erbert, Jason Maybaum with Elliana Walmsley, mentored by Emma Slater and Mackenzie Ziegler with Sage Rosen, mentored by Gleb Savchenko.
It’s frustrating: On Tuesday she told People that learning the two step has been a challenge, admitting she has already experience a ‘breaking point’
Her team: The reality TV star, 13, is dancing with Tristan Ianiero and mentored by Artem Chigvintsev
There is also Mandla Morris with Brightyn Brems, mentored by Cheryl Burke, Miles Brown with Rylee Arnold, mentored by Lindsay Arnold, Sky Brown with JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten, Sophia Pippen with Jake Monreal, mentored by Sasha Farber and Tripp Johnston with Hailey Bills, mentored by Jenna Johnson.
Dancing With the Stars: Juniors premieres Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 pm on ABC.
‘I’ve never even watched the show before to be honest,’ Thompson told People.
‘I wanted to do it because when they asked me, I thought this is something that I’ve never done and it’d be super fun and a great experience. So I figured, let’s do it!’
And it has been hard.
‘I did hit a breaking point at one time,’ she admits. ‘Mackenzie Ziegler is on the show and I was like, “I’m never going to be better than her.” But I kind of got past it because you don’t have to be the best dancer to win. It’s not just about being the best dancer. It’s about having fun, too.’
She added, ‘And everyone around me was so supportive.
‘Some days I would get super nervous and frustrated, but Artem and Tristan were supportive and told me I was going to be great.
‘If you’re questioning your abilities — I mean, I thought dancing was going to be the hardest thing ever to learn and to do, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought once we got the hang of it. If you’re going to do something, don’t be afraid to do it and just do it!’
DWTSJ is hosted by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz with judges Mandy Moore , Adam Rippon and Val Chmerkovskiy.