When the popular reality TV show, “Toddlers and Tiaras”, aired on channel TLC, one family was completely different from the rest. The kid, Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo was considered not fit to be a participant in the program.
When the popular reality TV show, “Toddlers and Tiaras”, aired on channel TLC, one family was completely different from the rest. The kid, Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo was considered not fit to be a participant in the content. However, this actually worked in her favour, since she and her entire family got their own spin off, known as “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Several critics claimed that Honey Boo Boo, her three sisters, step-father, and matriarch June Shannon aka Mama Juneare bringing shame to the people from the south by their offensive nature in the reality TV show. However, you could understand from the show that Mama June really loved her family a lot and would do anything for them.
In 2014, the show was cancelled, after Mama June was associated to have a romantic relationship with a sex offender. The family currently lives in Georgia, and recently Mama June’s actions have left her fans in shock.
This show was entirely different from “Toddlers and Tiaras,” where Honey Boo Boo was one of the main participants.
These shows have received a lot of criticism about child exploitation. Mama June herself admitted that to get Honey Boo Boo ready for the contest, she created her own juice which she named “Go Go Juice”, which was a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull.
Alana went on TV in 2015 after her mother became extremely obese. Doctors even said that she needs to resort to healthy eating habits otherwise it could have a detrimental effect on her health.
Honey Boo Boo lost around 12 to 25 pounds in the spring of 2015. Her mother was extremely proud since she fed the entire family on just $80 per week, and often used coupons and road kills to assists her.
Even though the family’s reality show has been cancelled, Mama June is still going strong in TV shows. She made an appearance on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars,”. Her husband Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, whom she met via online dating sites, also appeared in that show.
Most of her life, Mama June has been overweight. Due to birth of her daughters, she had in total 4 C-sections. She even said that there were slight cuts on Honey Boo Boo’s foreheat at birth due to the doctors making very deep cuts during delivery.
They used to live in McIntyre, Georgia in a small house which was located near active railroad tracks. Later, they moved to a new house in Georgia itself but in a different town.
Mama June passed out while walking down the stairs in her home in March, 2016. Fortuantely, she was immediately taken to a hospital by one of her daughters. Since that incident, she has worked really hard to lose weight.
Mama June said in May, 2015, that her weight has reduced by 45 pounds. She added that this weight loss happened without any surgeries. However, this year, she has lost even more weight, and doctors were actually worried that her rate of weight loss is much higher than normal.
Mama June has posted several pictures of her new body on Twitter. This March, a gastric sleeve surgery was performed on her, which reduced her stomach’s size by 15%.
Mama June, now 36 years old, said that she has been walking a minimum of three miles every day in the neighbourhood. Due to weight loss, she now has extra skin, but it can be easily removed via surgery. You will be seeing her in another reality show, “Botched”, where she will share with her fans her experiences during weight loss.
Mama June has said that although she has had quite a bit of success with reality TV shows, her life is still the same. She still looks for coupons to get discounts from shops whenever she purchases something, and she actually enjoys it.