Five years ago, our television screens were “blessed” with the tragi-comic (depending on who you are) reality show called Toddlers in Tiaras. The show featured families whose children took part in controversial beauty pageants one of whom was the family of Honey Boo Boo. Remember Mama June?
Following their stint on Toddlers in Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo and co went off with their own the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show. While the reality series had mixed reviews, it came to an end after Mama June, whose real name is Shannon, was accused of being romantically involved with a registered sex offender.
But four years after the end of the show, Mama June has made a whole new image for herself. She drastically changed her figure.
The 38-year-old reality star used to weigh 460 pounds, and recently publicly documented her weight loss with the world. She even has a show now called Mama June: From Not To Hot. However, this journey was not easy for her. She had a sleeve gastrectomy which is a procedure that shrinks the stomach to 15 per cent of it’s original size. It also makes a person feel full after eating only a fraction of the usual amount that they might eat.
Mama June underwent a breast augmentation and skin removal surgery too but she claimed that that didn’t help her. According to VT, she said:
“It’s a daily struggle. I’ve had the gastric sleeve. I’ve had the skin removal surgery. But who would think, ‘Oh, that’s just a fix,’ you know what I’m saying?
“Trust me, it’s work. You have to work put the work into it, because if you don’t, there’s no sense in spending the money and having the stuff done.”
Well, the work paid off.
Now, she might even join the pageant world herself.
“If you love me, you’ll do this pageant,” Honey Boo Boo said to her mom. “You thought coach Mama June was rough? Wait until you meet coach Alana.”
But Mama June is still slightly apprehensive. “I’ve been always on the other side of the pageant world. I don’t have any talent,” she confessed.
She also flashed her new figure by doing a photo shoot with lingerie on.
The new look will be shown in the second season of her show that airs next year. This is definitely not the last you’ll see from Mama June.