Mama June can't fit into her pageant dress because health problems are reversing her weight loss

Mama June can't fit into her pageant dress because health problems are reversing her weight loss
(L-R) Alana Thompson and June Shannon (Source: Getty Images)

Mama June Shannon has a new trouble in her life and it truly is quite the crisis. Her new pageant dress does not fit! Imagine the horror.

For those clueless about why this is such a big deal, the reality TV mom of internet sensation Honey Boo Boo, recently underwent a dramatic transformation not so long ago - in 2016, to be precise.

She succeeded in dropping 300 pounds through a gastric sleeve procedure, overhauling her diet, and working rigorously with a trainer between 2015 and 2016.

Recently she revealed that she has and in an exclusive sneak peek into Friday's episode of From 'Not to Hot' season 2 premiere, obtained by People magazine, Mama June finds herself unable to fit into her new dress. 

“I need you to hold my a** and help me in this dress,” she tells sister Doe Doe. “You want me to what your what?!” responds Doe Doe. “Like, push my a— in and pull this dress up!” Mama June says, explaining that the dress shop must have altered her dress and “made it too small.”

Doe Doe's silly reaction to this doesn't seem to be quite helpful, as she suggests that “the dress may not be the problem." She is clearly refusing to buy Mama June's claims of the dress having just "shrunk".

“Shrunk? That’s what we’re going with?” Doe Doe responds with a laugh. “It has nothing to do with the fact that your heiney has gotten a little bigger?” While she tries to wriggle her sister into the dress, she exclaims, “It’s going to pop!” Then, Mama June is seen to be explaining that the dress is a size 8, to which her sister says: “An 8?! You need like, a 12." And then a very concerned Doe Doe asks, "What happened?! You were in a 4. You’ve got to lay off the fat cakes.”


But there's an explanation to that too; speaking to People magazine she revealed that the weight gain is from lack of exercise, resulting from her blindness. "It's been physically and emotionally draining," she told the magazine. "Losing my independence and having to rely on other people for everything has been crazy."

She told the outlet that the cause behind the blindness is childhood cataracts that never got treated properly; as a result, her left eye eventually got damaged by retinal detachment a disorder that causes the retina to separate from the layer underneath.

“I can’t do anything and have to lay down most of the time and take care of my vision,” she says. ” I have to worry about that right now. That’s my main concern.”

Along with that, in the upcoming episode premiere, June also promises that she’s going to “walk the treadmill every day for a couple of hours.” To that Doe Doe quips, “You better start walking now until the day of the pageant. That’s a whole lot to squeeze in that dress.”


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