After famously dropping 300 pounds thanks to a gastric sleeve surgery and other procedures she underwent last year, Mama June Shannon is worried because she is already putting weight back on.
The 38-year-old reality star embarked on a journey to transform her look in a radical way when she heard her former husband Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson was planning on getting married again, as she wanted to be in shape for his wedding.
According to Daily Mail Shannon spent tens of thousands of dollars on her effort to leave any traces of her overweight years, between plastic surgery, work out and dieting.
In an exclusive for People, Shannon said after her dramatic transformation: “I can promise you I’m never going back to that size,” she says. “I’m happy where I’m at.”
On February 2017, WE released the reality show From Not to Hot, which documents Shannon’s process to start losing weight, as IMDB reviews. But in a trailer for the show’s second season she admits to having gained ‘a few pounds.’
The trailer also reveals that Shannon has gone from a size four to a size 12, and it’s safe to assume that this is because she is not taking care of what she is eating, as it shows new footage of her eating unhealthy snacks.
At her highest weight, the Georgia native tipped the scales at 460 pounds, after years of binge eating junk food and not doing any kind of physical activity.
Apart from the gastric sleeve, Shannon received skin removal surgery to get rid of her ‘turkey neck,’ ‘bat wings’ and stretched skin in her belly, as she shared with People.
As a preview of what the second half of the second season of From Not to Hot we can see her struggling to fit into an outfit. But she is not letting this discourage her from pursuing some of her dreams and projects for the immediate future.
Shannon is preparing to compete alongside her 12-year-old daughter Alana also known as 'Honey Boo Boo' in a mother and daughter beauty pageant, and in the trailer they both can be seen preparing for the event.
Also, we might see Shannon getting married once again in the near future, as she was seen taking the stage at her daughter’s wedding in Las Vegas to tell boyfriend Geno Doak: ‘I want to marry you right here.’