June has come a long way from being the eccentric pageant mom on Toddlers and Tiaras. While her daughter, Alana Thompson, was the star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, June’s spin-off show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, puts the famous mom in the spotlight. The show documents the 37-year-old’s shocking $60,000 body transformation, which includes a gastric sleeve operation, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, skin removal surgery on her chin and arms, and veneers.
“Just 11 months ago, I weighed 352 pounds and I never thought this weight loss would be possible,” she said on the show. “It’s been a long road through all these three surgeries, struggling with my emotional eating, these intense workouts, a dress I thought I would never be able to fit into, dealing with my ex’s fiancée/soon-to-be Alana’s stepmom, and all the while I’m trying to stay healthy and good for my kids.”
Her journey to achieving her dream body has been a long one that started in 2015.
“She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015,” her daughter, Pumpkin, said, “and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau — she couldn’t lose any weight.”
What does Honey Boo Boo think about her mom’s weight loss?
“I have a new mom,” Alana said on Good Morning America. “Well, it’s not like a new mom, it’s just she has a new body … It’s like they cut off her head and then put it on another body.”
Check out our gallery to get an in-depth look at Mama June’s transformation.