I agree with some of your points but disagree with others. I, too, think a physical competition was a good thing for Alana as she absolutely needs to be around kids her own age doing something fun, but I disagree that she has appeal and brought personality to the show. I think she lasted as long as she did because people were mesmerized by her, and not in a good way. More like people not believing what they were seeing and couldn't look away. At least that's how I felt and that's what I believe many of the viewers felt. There is absolutely no appeal to this child and her personality is obnoxious. And yes, I realize this is a child that I'm being so critical of, and I don't care.
She CAN come across as a good kid, but I think those moments are few and far between, at least when the camera is on. Her ego is as big as her stomach. Spunk and exuberance, yes, I'll give you that, but too often spunk comes across as bratty. It wasn't shown on this episode, but on DWtS, Jr. she was an absolute snot to Tristan and the adult pro, who's name I can't recall at the moment ..... that they showed.
I can't see her being cast in any shows because she doesn't know how to behave around normal people. I'm totally serious about that. Have you ever seen her and June on any of the talk shows? I realize those were a few years ago, but still, just from her being on DWtS, Jr. it was obvious she's socially-stunted; she just doesn't know how to interact with people other than her family. I don't believe a director of any TV show would put up with that.
I realize it may seem I'm over-thinking all of this and coming down really hard on this child, but I just can't stand to see someone (June) screw up a child's life (Alana) so badly. Sure, she has potential to improve, but she needs to get out from under her mother's influence first, and I don't see that happening as long as this kid brings in the big bucks.
June should be ashamed of herself. Maybe she can reflect on all this while she sits in her jail cell.
I appreciate your kind opinion of Alana and hope you remember that the above is just mine, an opinion, right or wrong.
Good to hear. I always liked Uncle Poodle. I believe he got married a few years ago. Could you please tell me where he posted since his own FB account no longer exists? Thanks.
I'd love to see a reality show following June's time in jail. And I'm talking 24/7 coverage. I wonder what kind of reception she would get/will get in jail. Maybe if she's out of Alana's life for an extended period, Alana will change her lifestyle and attitude and straighten up.