Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Shannon’s overweight mother, “Mama June” Shannon, is just days away from revealing her new self on WE tv’s highly-anticipated reality show, Mama June: From Not To Hot! After going under the knife for gastric sleeve surgery, the 37-year-old sketti’ lovin ex-wife of Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson recently had another surgery to have her excess skin removed and told RadarOnline.com exclusively, “I’ve lost at least half my body!” Click through 10 shocking total transformation photos to see Mama June looking sexier and skinnier than ever before!
“Mama June” Shannon was “devastated” last fall when she was told that she was too big to undergo skin removal surgery. However, after a successful gastric sleeve surgery, the mother of 11-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson got in shape with diet and exercise and was able to go under the knife again!
“I got the gastric sleeve and skin removal surgery,” she revealed exclusively to Radar.
As for how she did it, Shannon — whose ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, recently remarried last month — needed more help than simply cutting out the sketti!
As fans know, the reality star mother of four weighed 365 pounds when she started filming TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in 2012.
The following year, in 2013, Shannon claimed to have lost 100 pounds. However, shortly after this photo was taken at the 24th Annual GLAAD Awards, she gained most of the weight back!
Mama June and Sugar Bear went on Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars in an attempt to save their relationship. At the time, Shannon said, “I feel like he had cheated for quite some time, and I needed some answers. It was either you go here or we end our 11 years."
What does she think of her new weight? “The only difference is that people are able to see the way I look now. Before, I used to be told you couldn’t tell when I lost weight. But now I know I’m the sh*t and you can’t tell me nothing,” she told Radar.
Photographed here when the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo first aired, Shannon was at her heaviest. So did she cut out all of the carbs entirely? Not quite! “I haven’t ate a lot of pasta sic, no fried foods and baked goods stuff like that,” she told Radar. “I’m not perfect, but I do give it my 100 percent. Trust me, I’m not eating salads all the time! We do live in the South!”
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