Fans have been kept in the dark about Mama June's dramatic weight loss – but now her transformation has finally been revealed! The reality TV star, who previously weighed around 33 stone (460lbs), has dropped down to a size four after undergoing a gastric sleeve procedure, changing her eating habits and working out with a personal trainer. And her new appearance was unveiled for the first time in a trailer for her new reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, which aired on Entertainment Tonight.
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Mama June Shannon's dramatic weight loss has finally been revealed
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In the promo, Mama June – real name June Shannon - can be seen discussing ex Sugar Bear's upcoming wedding with her daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson, who has been asked to be a flower girl. Alana previously revealed that her mother would wear disguises when she left the house so as not to ruin the big unveil. "It's been really hard for her [to stay hidden], because my mama is not just a person who can stay in the house," the 11-year-old told People. "My mama is very outgoing and stubborn. So when she's like, 'Let's go to the grocery store,' we're like, 'You can't, because you have to stay in hiding, you know.'
The reality star looked unrecognisable in a trailer for Mama June: From Not to Hot
"And then she's just like, 'No, I have to go out. I'll just put on big clothes and they will never see me,'" she continued. "The craziest disguise that she's done, she went out with this big jacket on, glasses, a hat and a scarf. She went overboard."
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The new docu-dramedy will also see Shannon trying her hand at dating again. "She needs to get a man," Alana explained. "She needs to get a man that will treat her good and has kids, because they need to [know] how to deal with kids... because of us kids." Sister Lauryn (Pumpkin) added: "I think that she needs to learn to love herself before she can have someone else love her. I think she still has some confidence issues… I think it's just going to take time."