Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s very own Mama June has gone through a dramatic body transformation. The reality star began her weight loss journey at an astounding 460 lbs. and has reportedly lost so much weight that she’s down to a size 4. How did Mama June shed the pounds?
According to ET Online, Mama June lost weight through a series of surgeries, dieting, and hard work. Mama June’s experience will be documented in full in her new series, Mama June: From Not to Hot, but her two daughters, “Honey Boo Boo” and “Pumpkin,” recently opened up about their mom’s weight struggles.
“She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, 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,” Pumpkin explained. “And then it came to a point where [the trainer] had to step in because she hit another plateau with the gastric sleeve, and wasn’t losing any more weight.”
After going through the surgery, Page Six reports that Pumpkin revealed that Mama June’s stomach “started looking gross” and that she went under the knife again to remove excess skin. She also underwent surgery on her breasts, going from a size 44 to 36.
While Mama June has lost a lot of weight, Pumpkin admitted that she still struggles with her image. In fact, Mama June doesn’t see herself as a skinny person and still believes she needs to lose more weight.
“I think that her biggest thing [she has to] overcome is that fact that she still thinks of herself as a bigger person, because, even to this day, like, a couple of days ago we had a conversation, and … she looked in the mirror and was like, ‘I’m still fat,'” Pumpkin shared. “And I guess because she’s seen herself as a bigger person all these years, she doesn’t realize how small she is.”