Mama June Shannon flaunted her 328-pound weight loss in a red “Baywatch” swimsuit that spotlighted the shocking effects of gastric sleeve, plastic surgery, a low-carb diet and exercise.
The former star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” once tipped the scales at 460 pounds and was a size 28. Mama June now weighs a sleek 132 pounds and is a size 4.
Shannon, who has struggled with obesity all her life, has never felt or looked better.
“I’ve worked my *ss off, working out, getting healthy,” she said on her new reality TV show, From Not to Hot. “And now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside.”
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Mama June kickstarted her weight loss journey last year by undergoing gastric sleeve surgery that cut the size of her stomach in half. As a result, she can no longer overeat the way she used to.
Shannon also underwent several plastic surgeries to remove excess skin from her “bat wings,” stomach and “turkey neck.” June also got breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction, as BizPac Review has reported.
The mom of reality TV star Honey Boo Boo said she also follows a low-carb diet and works out almost every day — something the former couch potato never did before.
Shannon initially wanted to lose weight to make her ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, jealous (mission accomplished). But now, she wants to stay slim to be healthy and set a good fitness example for her four children, who are all overweight.
“My goal when I first started this weight loss journey was to make Sugar Bear kind of jealous,” she confessed on her reality show From Not to Hot. “But it’s no longer about revenge.”
In April 2017, June discussed her weight loss transformation with talk show host Wendy Williams (see video), who said she’s worried that Shannon won’t be able to keep the weight off.
“Weight loss is one thing. Keeping it off is another and you really have to change her mindset and your way of life,” Williams told Mama June.