'I guess that's my Bingo face': Honey Boo Boo's mom June pulls bizarre expression as she indulges in her favourite 'sport'
20:22 GMT, 18 September 2012
Honey Boo Boo's larger-than-life mother is seen showing off her 'Bingo face' in a clip from tomorrow's episode of the family's TLC reality show.
June Shannon reveals herself to be an ardent fan of the game, which she insists 'is a sport', in the next instalment of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
The new clip sees her steal the limelight from her pageant queen daughter Alana, six, aka Honey Boo Boo, when she reveals that her short-sightedness causes her to squint during games.
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Concentrating: June Shannon debuts her 'Bingo face' in the latest Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Short-sighted: The mom-of-four explains that she must squint to see the numbers
She tells the camera: 'Bingo and couponing is my all time favourite sport, but playing Bingo I
have to be more intense because my eyesight isn't that good.
'I have to
squint a lot. I guess that's like my Bingo face.'
The mother-of-four, 32, who recently became a grandmother, is seen taking daughters Anna 'Chikadee', 17, 'Chubbs' (aka Jessica), 15, Lauryn 'Pumpkin', 12, and Alana to a local Bingo hall.
'Bingo is a sport. It's a way to calm me down and relax'
'Bingo is a sport. It's a way to calm me down and relax,' June says.
'They say it's an old person's sport, but I don't think so. I think it's very fun. I've been doing it since I was ten years old.'
She adds that her goal is to win money to fund Alana's pageant career, and admits as much to a fellow player.
Sporting chance: June helps youngest daughter Alana, six, learn the basics of Bingo
Fun with markers: Alana pulls a face after her mother tells her to pay attention
'I'm looking to win the big jackpot at the end,' she says. '$1,000 for the pageant next week.'
It appears to be Alana's first time at Bingo, but being just six years old, she fails to grasp the concept – despite efforts from her mother and sisters to explain how the game works.
Instead, she is more entertained by the marker pens provided, doodling smiley faces on napkins instead of marking off the numbers called.
The same episode, which will air tomorrow, includes a trip to the beauty salon, tips from a local pageant queen and Alana’s seventh birthday bash