After months of speculation that she had lost a lot of weight, reality television star June Shannon finally allowed the world in on her new looks. The mother of Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, kept her dramatic transformation secret for months, but finally showed her slender frame on last Friday’s episode of Not to Hot.
As a part of the process, the 37-year-old underwent surgical procedures that have included a boob job and tummy tuck. She also had excess skin removed from her neck and arms after going from size 24 to size 4.
On the show, June confessed she is still feeling the after-effects of the transformation she had undergone.
“There’s so much pressure on me to look good for this photoshoot and Sugar Bear’s wedding, but I’m still feeling pain from the boob job and tummy tuck I had 4 weeks ago.”
She also confessed that she had initially set off on the arduous journey driven by a desire to make her ex-boyfriend Sugar Bear jealous, but that now ‘it’s no longer about revenge’.
Shannon also shared the dramatic side of excess skin removal experience. According to her surgeon, in her case, the risk factor was greater than usual due to her condition being ‘an extreme case of excess skin’.
The mother-of-four also had a gastric band inserted which went a long way to help her losing over 136kg to get down to her current size.
Despite being overjoyed with her transformation, Shannon joked that she will miss her turkey neck, saying “it’s more famous than I am”.