‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’ Baby Ella Wins First Pageant – Follows in Honey Boo Boo Footsteps

Mama June: From Not to Hot fans rejoice. Little Ella Efird is following in Aunt Honey Boo Boo’s pageant footsteps. June Shannon’s granddaughter cleaned up at a recent baby beauty contest. Here’s what she won and what parents Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Josh Efird had to say.

Mama June: From Not to Hot – Adorable Ella Efird Wins Pageant

Despite all the recent drama on Mama June: From Not to Hot, Ella Efird is a bright spot. WE TV Producers have done well having the cute kiddo narrate the show in sassy subtitles. Ella steals every scene she’s in and now she stole the hearts of pageant judges. Last weekend, Ella Efird competed in the Dumbo’s Divas Pageant in Brunswick, Georgia.

Along with her were Ella’s nearest and dearest. Her mama Pumpkin Shannon and dad Josh Efird were there. As you can see from the official pageant pic below, so was Honey Boo Boo – AKA Alana Thompson. Although her face is obscured by the lettering, you can see Honey Boo Boo proudly holding her niece Ella Efird with the other pageant kiddys.

Ella Efird Has Excellent Pageant Coach in Honey Boo Boo

On Mama June: From Not to Hot, you couldn’t ask for a better pageant coach than Alana Thompson. She was such a sensation on the child pageant circuit that she started on Toddlers and Tiaras and landed her own spinoff Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. So if Pumpkin and Josh are looking to get their little charmer on the pageant path and maybe onto her own show, then Aunt Honey Boo Boo is top-rated.

According to sources, June Shannon is in Alabama awaiting her trial date. It also appears that Alana Thompson is still staying with her sister Pumpkin (no word on Sugar Bear in the mix). Honey Boo Boo’s Insta is full of her out with her sister and niece, picking strawberries today and hanging out at the pageant last weekend. So, aside from June, the Mama June: From Not to Hot family is together.

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Mama June: From Not to Hot – Pageant Scenes Filmed?

There’s no word yet whether WE tv and Mama June: From Not to Hot cameras were rolling for the pageant. So, perhaps Ella Efird’s pageant win will make the show. Ella shared on her very own Instagram account the following info on her appearance: “Today I did my very 1st pageant.” The toddler goes on to say, “I won most beautiful, prettiest eyes, & prettiest smile.”

Of course, because the photos were posted online, someone had to jump in with the snark. Someone clapped back on Ella’s account asking why Pumpkin did the pageant when she said she never would after what the family went through with Alana’s pageant days. That person got a pile of criticism from fans telling her to step back.

You can check out Ella Efird’s crown, sash, medals and trophies above. It looks like the adorable little girl had a big day at her pageant debut. And as to the critic that chimed in, perhaps Pumpkin Shannon learned enough from her sister’s pageant circuit days to make smart choices. After all, there’s lots of scholarship money to be had. And Honey Boo Boo has made the most of her opportunities.

Watch WE tv tonight for the new episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot and check Soap Dirt for all the latest.

Kelly Joyner

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