Whether you followed the series or not, Honey Boo Boo and matriarch “Mama” June Shannon gained quite a pop culture status after appearing on reality show sensation ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’
Mama June is remembered for eating huge amounts of ‘sketti’ (spaghetti with a large quantity of ketchup and butter). She reportedly weighed 460 pounds but has completely turned her life around.
The reality TV star showed off her dramatic weight loss during a recent episode of her WEtv spinoff, ‘From Not to Hot’. She lost nearly 300 pounds, going from a size 24 to a size 4, after hiring a personal trainer and undergoing multiple surgeries, including a gastric sleeve surgery, tummy tuck, breast lift and various skin removal surgeries on her arms and neck.
“I’ve worked my ass off, working out, getting healthy,” the confident Mama June said during the episode. “Now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside.”
She lost so much weight that according to her trainer Kenya Crooks, her daughters, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, didn’t “even recognize her.” Crooks called it “the greatest transformation of all time.”