Mama June is taking a page out of Khloé Kardashian’s book!
The former star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is back on reality TV with her new show Mama June: From Not to Hot, where she will document her weight loss journey. But even though fans will have to wait a little longer to see her amazing transformation, she revealed the reason why she decided to make such a big change in her life — and it’s all about the revenge diet!
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During the series premiere of the new WEtv series, Mama June — real name June Shannon — caught fans up with what’s been going on in her family’s life since cameras stopped rolling for their hit TLC series. She recently moved into a bigger house with her daughters Lauyrn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, and she’s also newly single. She broke up with her ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson — who is Alana’s dad — after he revealed that he had cheated on her with multiple men and women during their stint on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
But Sugar Bear spent the months after their split trying to win Mama June back, and she refused his advances — so she was shocked when he announced that he was getting married to another woman. Mama June was faced with having to make the decision to attend her ex’s wedding because their daughter Alana would play an important role in her dad’s big day.
Mama June’s sister Doe Doe and her niece Amber suggested that she go on the “revenge diet” so that she can show up to the wedding and look smoking hot — to get revenge on Sugar Bear for treating her so badly during their relationship and to show him what he’s missing.
The rules of the revenge diet seem simple — “don’t get angry, get healthy” and “stop eating your feelings.” But Mama June quickly learned that in order for her to reach her weight loss goals, she would need to do more than just diet and exercise, and she went for a consultation for weight loss surgery.
Watch Doe Doe’s quick recap of the series premiere of Mama June: From Not to Hot below.