After Mama June’s weight loss and subsequent new look in 2017, it may now be her daughters’ turn to get a makeover. According to reports, Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin might go for weight-loss surgery.
The 37-year-old mother is presently a part of the WE tv reality show Mama June: From Not to Hot, which is going to document her massive weight loss. The formerly obese celebrity aims to become a size 4 by the end of the TV show.
Mama June’s daughters, Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin, made fun of their mother’s “turkey neck” (her triple chin). The mother sought medical help to achieve her incredible weight loss. She had a procedure called “cool sculpting” to get rid of her triple chin. She had to wait for eight hours before she could enjoy her new look without the triple chin.
She also underwent surgery for the weight loss. Now, new reports reveal that she would not mind her daughters going under the knife for weight loss. For those who are not aware, Mama June’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon is 17 and her younger daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is just 11.
Mama June was on The Domenick Nati Show to talk about her weight loss and her new look in 2017. She also talked about Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin on the show. The mother, however, acknowledged that her daughters might be too young to think about weight loss.
“I do encourage them to lose weight, but they’re teenagers,” she said. “You have to do your research, definitely, and that’s what got me into the gastric sleeve. That helps you lose as much weight as possible.”
“If it would make them confident, then yes, I would recommend the surgery.”
Mama June mentioned the gastric sleeve surgery, which she will reportedly undergo later this month. The surgery is apparently a safer way to lose weight; the reality TV star fell unconscious a few times due to her strict weight-loss diet to get the new look in 2017.
According to TMZ, Mama June will lose at least 80 pounds because of the surgery. She has already managed to lose 90 pounds so far. It will be Dr. Michael Feiz, known as a “sleeve specialist,” who is going to perform the surgery.
Honey Boo Boo previously said she was in no mood to follow a diet to lose weight. When the Beverly Hills doctor asked her to follow a strict diet for a new look, she called him “crazy.”
“Mama’s on this diet, but I’m not,” Honey Boo Boo said. “I mean, seriously, this dude is really crazy.”
Since Honey Boo Boo is not really into dieting, it’s unclear if she will opt for weight loss surgery. Now that her mother is also going for surgery instead of dieting, the 11-year-old might get inspired. If she decides to go for surgery, she definitely has her mother’s support for it. Mama June, however, said before that she would not want her daughters to lose weight.
Mama June previously said that she had to bear the expenses for the cosmetic procedure for weight loss. According to the International Business Times UK, the reality star denied that WE tv paid for her surgery.
In the past, Mama June underwent a major transformation after shedding 150 pounds by combining diet and exercise with gastric sleeve surgery and excess skin removal surgeries. Surprisingly, the reality star revealed that the expenses involved with the cosmetic procedures were handled by her.
Watch her incredible weight loss program on Mama June: From Not to Hot, which airs on WE TV on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET.
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