“Mama” June Shannon has made headlines in recent weeks for the publicity surrounding her journey to lose weight. The former “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star is chronicling her weight loss on “Mama June: From Not to Hot.”
During Friday night’s episode, Shannon tried on a wedding dress that was a size twelve. She has reportedly lost enough weight that she now fits into a size four.
In an interview with US Weekly after the show, Shannon shared the advice she has shared with her daughter, Alana Thompson, aka “Honey Boo Boo.”
“I mean, I want her to love herself for her, and love her for her, and not give a shit what anybody else says,” Shannons said. “But also, [I tell her], ‘I need you to know that you need to be worrying’ because her dad, her grandmother on that side, does have diabetes and stuff.”
Shannon explained that she told her daughter to love herself.
Though she is moving forward with her own weight loss goals, Shannon explained that she isn’t forcing anything on her daughter.
“I’m not like, ‘Oh, my god. This is what’s going to happen.’ No,” she said. “Because who knows, I’ve seen people extra big at 10 or 11 and be skinny as hell whenever they get older.”