The reality TV star and mother of Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson has undergone a dramatic transformation after undergoing weight loss surgery – and has finally unveiled it for the world to see.
Her journey has played out onscreen in her reality show Mama June: Not To Hot, which saw her take the decision to change her body after learning her ex Sugar Bear was getting remarried.
Kicking it off in 2015, she a had gastric band fitted and the help of a personal trainer when she hit a ‘plateau’ and got to the point where she couldn’t lose any weight.
Her reality show has followed her progress for the last six weeks (where in some scenes she appeared to be wearing a fat suit to hide her weight loss) and during the penultimate episode viewers were finally able to see what she’d achieved.
From the looks of these pictures, June is loving her new body.
To get to the final look she had a gastric band, tummy tuck, boob job and excess skin removal – which took 7.5 hours, and in the reveal episode she was seen having surgery to remove her ‘turkey neck’.
The episode sees Mama June have a bit of a wobble before the unveiling, refusing to get out of bed for her daughters.
But she’s reminded she only has four weeks until the wedding and after an intervention decides to get back on it.
At the end of the episode, Mama June returned to her family, who were assembled for the big reveal, and who were suitably shocked by her new look.
Alana says of Mama June’s new bod: ‘She looks like Marilyn Monroe.’