Earlier this year, “Mama June” Shannon shocked the world with her dramatic weight loss transformation, dropping down from 460 pounds to a super-skinny size 4 in just a few months.
But as it was chronicled in her WE tv series, Mama June: From Not to Hot, the journey was a difficult one for her, filled with emotional pain and a slew of surgical procedures. After months of sharing her challenges, Shannon is back and slipping into a red swimsuit for a Baywatch-themed photo shoot that is showing off her new slimmer shape.
With a newfound confidence and discipline, Shannon continues to amaze us. Check out her transformation and the photo that is giving us major swimsuit goals!
Weighing in at 137 pounds, the 37-year-old Georgia native posed for shots in a tight red swimsuit inspired by the TV 90’s favorite, Baywatch. All smiles and petite in frame, Shannon’s transformation is impressive for someone who was once considered overweight.
In 2015, she did the exact same shoot, but the comparisons from then to now are remarkable.
E! News is reporting that aside from showing off a new physique at Sugar Bear’s wedding, Shannon wanted to have a more healthier figure in time for summer.
She might not be a lifeguard like Pamela Anderson or David Hasselhoff, but she went to great lengths to save her health. In her reality show, Shannon shared how she completely overhauled her lifestyle in order to continue losing weight and maintain her health.
Her trainer, Kenya Crooks told Entertainment Tonight this past March that Shannon has done a lot of weight training, plyometrics, and running, proving her discipline.
Last month, Shannon appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, explaining the dramatic weight loss was the right decision.
“For me, throughout the years, I’ve been able to drop the weight,” she said. “But maintaining it…I guess I became what you call a ‘scale whore,’ because I was constantly kind of beating myself up...I hate to say it, but Alana kind of started to be like that. I had to back off the scale, because she’s been kind of looking [at the scale, too].”
E! News reports that Shannon spent well over $75,000 to have gastric sleeve surgery, a breast augmentation and skin removal surgery on her stomach, “bat wings,” and “turkey neck.”
Shortly after her makeover, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, told her mother she looked a lot like Marilyn Monroe, saying, “I’m really proud of her.”
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