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15 Pics That Show Mama June's Incredible Transformation

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We first met Mama June Shannon and her daughter, Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo), on the TLC reality show Toddlers in Tiaras. Since then, June, Alana, and the rest of the family have had their own spin-off reality shows (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, anyone?) and have become highly known in the public eye. However, nothing put Mama June in the spotlight quite like her drastic body transformation. 

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Mama June has been very open about her weight loss journey -- she has even made another television show out of it, called Mama June: From Not to Hot. From hiring a personal trainer, to changing her eating habits, to getting surgeries, it hasn't been a very easy process. 

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As much as we encourage everyone to love the skin they're in, there is nothing wrong with making changes in order to feel more confident, as long as no one is harming themselves or doing it for someone else's benefit. Everyone can see big changes in June, both inside and out. Here are 15 photos that demonstrate her incredible transformation.

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1Getting to Know Mama June

Back in 2012, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered on TLC. It followed the lives of Mama June, her daughters, and her boyfriend, Sugar Bear. This is when fans really got to know Mama June for who she was. 

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2No More Sugar Bear

By 2015, Mama June and Sugar Bear had called it quits. She has actually stated that her breakup was one of the motivating factors in her body transformation.  Speaking with ET, she said: 

"I wanted to also show Sugar Bear … He really made me feel like s--t [and] I wanted to show him, 'Hey, I can do [whatever] I want to do'… I wanted to show him, like, I am actually worth it."

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3The Beginning of Her Journey

Mama June began her weight loss journey in the summer of 2015. She caught people's attention after she started working with a celebrity trainer and lost 60 pounds. 


In April of 2017, she shared this image from People Magazine and wrote:

"Here I am Y'all! I feel amazing and I just want to thank everyone who helped me change my life."

7Gaining More Confidence

It was clear that Mama June was starting to feel more confident by the what she was posting on social media. She wrote:

"Hey Y'all I feel amazing! Thank you for all the love, I really am feeling it after last nights episode! I'm glad that my transformation can help inspire others! Love all my fans!"

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9Press Days

She also began to do more interviews after her transformation. This photo was captured as she left The Wendy Williams Show on April 10, 2017. 


In May of 2017, she gave fans a look at how drastically she had changed in just one year. She wrote: 

"Felt great to be out last night! Totally love my dress from @inanceskincare."


In the summer of 2017, June posed for this Baywatch-inspired swimwear shoot. She wrote on Instagram:

"Can't wait to show off my new Body this 4th of July!! This is also the time that I started my transformation last year!! Very exciting time for me. Hope y'all have an amazing holiday and be safe! #mamajunefromnottohot."
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14Red Carpets

While at the Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta season 2 premiere party in Atlanta, Mama June looked awesome in a royal blue gown. Werk it, girl! 

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