Mama June nervous about losing 25lbs before stripping for lingerie photoshoot
Mama June Shannon is getting ready to strip down for a lingerie photoshoot. After losing around 300lbs, she now has to find a way to lose the weight she gained back again.
Mama June Shannon is getting ready to strip down for a lingerie photoshoot. On the show 'Mama June: From Not to Hot', the mother of four was hit with a heavy reality check that she must quickly shed some weight in order for her lingerie photoshoot. Mama June has gained some weight after losing around 300lbs and now has to find a way to lose it in time for the photoshoot.
As reported to People, the 38-year-old revealed, "The lingerie shoot that Gina booked for me is in a couple days and I’m nervous as s—. Tonia is a celebrity stylist. She’s got this new lingerie catalog and she wants me to be on the front cover. I know I’ve gained a couple pounds and I’ve got to come up with some quick fixes to get some of this weight off so I look good in this lingerie."
Aside from the photoshoot, Mama June is also hoping to get fit before her daughter, Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon's wedding. Her youngest daughter, Alana Thompson aka 'Honey Boo Boo' asked her, "How much do you need to lose?" In response to this, Mama June says, "Probably a good 25" as she holds on to her belly fat. Her daughter, Alana disagrees with her and believes that her mother needs to target to lose much more. "Yeah, I think that’s a little under what you need. I think a good 45. I’m being serious," Honey Boo Boo says.
Mama June goes on to suggest that Honey Boo Boo join in on her journey to fitness and health to which her daughter responds, "I’m perfect the way I am, but if you need the support …"
At her highest weight, Mama June Shannon weighed 460 lbs and after intense surgery and weeks of hiding, she chose to show her new body. She also revealed that she would "never go back" to being that overweight. Shannon gained a lot of weight due to bad health and eating habits. It took years of binge eating a lot of junk food along with almost no exercise to put her on the heavy side of the scale.
Once Shannon found out that her ex-husband Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson was going to re-marry, she decided that it was time to get into shape for the wedding. In order to get into perfect shape, June had spent nearly $75,000 to have gastric sleeve surgery, breast augmentation and 9 lbs. of skin removal surgery on her “turkey neck,” “bat wings” and stomach.
Shannon told People, "It’s kind of crazy. A lot of people don’t recognize who I am until I talk. It’s kind of like I’m in my own disguise. Normally when I walk through the streets, everybody notices me, and now it’s like nobody [does]. I don’t consider a tummy tuck or face skin removal ‘plastic surgery.’ I believe it’s something that makes you feel better than you did with the skin hanging. It’s not like I’m Miss Plastic."
"People think that I'm going to gain the weight back. But hello, I've almost been at this [weight] for a year and a half and I'm not gaining!" she said before admitting that there are times when her weight fluctuates. My current weight is like 165 to 170," she said. "I just try to watch what I eat and exercise when I can. I don't ever want to go back," she added.
In an interview with BUILD Series, she shared that the Keto diet has made it much easier to keep her weight in check. "I’ve tried the keto diet, and it’s not that bad. It’s like, cheese, eggs, protein, meat. And you honestly lose weight with that. That’s what I’ve been going back to, and I’ve started losing a couple pounds. But it actually, really works," she revealed. "I’m not here to tell people how to diet, because everyone’s different, but I know what has worked for me. I think people just don’t need to give up, and I think that’s what happens with a lot of diets nowadays. I’ve done that," she went on to add.
Mama June revealed that she was legally blind in one eye and this caused any sort of physical activity to be even harder. She has undergone four surgeries to regain vision in her left eye, which also happens to be the only eye she still has eyesight in. "I’m just focused on getting my vision back. I can lose the weight, I know that. And I know I don’t want to go back over 200 lbs. I’m paying attention to it more," she told People.
"It’s been physically and emotionally draining. Losing my independence and having to rely on other people for everything has been crazy. I can’t do anything and have to lay down most of the time and take care of my vision. I have to worry about that right now. That’s my main concern," she revealed.