We’ll get to see a whole new side of Mama June, Honey Boo Boo and the crew on WEtv’s new show ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot!’ However, she’s still the same person. She spoke exclusively with HollywoodLife.com ahead of the Feb. 24 premiere to reveal what surprised her most about her transformation.
Mama June Shannon, 37, recently revealed that after multiple surgeries she went from 352 pounds to a size four. We’ll see her whole journey on her new show, so what was the craziest part?
“People are now seeing the image that I’ve always seen in my mind, that’s the most exciting thing,” June told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “The craziest thing is actually when I get out of the shower, and I’m like wow, I’m who I’ve always seen in my mind. I physically look that way now.”
However, June did reveal it hasn’t been easy — it’s a lot of work, and we’ll see it all. “You’re going to see the new part of our lives, where were at now and the daily struggles of weight loss,” she said, adding she hopes it’s more than just a reality show, but also about “getting a message through to somebody that’s also struggling.”
“It’s not easy to get up and go to the gym. I cheat, I’ve done that,” she admitted. “Sometimes you just wanna give up, just like on any diet but you can’t — you have to get in that mindset: If I give up, I’ll go back to the way I was.”
During the show, we’ll see her changing her habits, her diet, and speaking to her kids about getting healthy too. While there isn’t a specific food she misses, June did admit she misses “being able to eat a whole meal instead of just a few bites.” So, how does her family react to her new look? Well, we’ll see that on the show — but she did tell us that she gathered everyone together to show them the final result all at once.
Mama June: From Not to Hot premieres on WEtv on Feb. 24 at 10PM ET.