Some people lose weight for themselves, Some people lose weight for their health.
But, really, what’s the point of losing a massive amount of weight if you don’t trot yourself out to show it off?
That’s exactly what Mama June Shannon is doing at the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta premiere. And she even brought her daughters with her.
June Shannon’s weight loss journey has taken her so far!
Surgeries to limit how much food she can eat, another surgery to remove nine pounds of excess skin …
(Dramatic weight loss like hers can leave a lot of rolls of leftover skin; yet another sick joke that the human body plays)
… combined with diet and exercise gave her a stunning physical transformation.
In fact, her transformation is so complete that, in her show’s new season, June is going to be a beauty queen!
Of course, Mama June has more reasons to smile than just her total body transformation.
There is, as we’ve recently seen, a new man in her life.
We don’t know much about him yet, but June Shannon’s secret lover taught her how to love again, apparently.
In the teaser for her show’s new season, we found out very little other than that he exists.
Oh, and that June is apparently a terrible liar, because she kissed the guy and then tries to tell her daughters that they haven’t kissed yet.
Like … her kids had already seen it. Their house has windows.
So, Mama June Shannon strutted her stuff in a form-fitting blue dress at the premiere for Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. It’s pretty standard for reality stars to promote their "sister shows." It’s good for the network.
But premieres aren’t just a time to mingle with other whatever-list celebrities, folks.
They’re a time to get photographed. They’re a time to build your brand and remind everyone else that you exist and, oh by the way, you have a show, too.
Mama June didn’t come alone, either.
She may have left her mystery man at home (well, not at home — you get the idea).
But she brought her family, including the daughter who made her whole family famous in the first place.
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is growing up so quickly!
Kids will do that.
Her lustrous red outfit wasn’t quite her mother’s dress, but that’s okay. Not everybody dresses up; this was not the Golden Globes.
And honestly, we’re glad that neither of them were wearing black, because between June’s cobalt dress and Alana’s burgundy, we were living for their bold color choices.
Honey Boo Boo wasn’t June’s only daughter there, however.
From left to right, you’re looking at June Shannon, Alana Thompson, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Lauryn’s one-month old daughter, Ella, and Joshua Brandon Efird.
On the first season of From Not to Hot, Mama June lost 300 pounds, which is how she now fits into a Size 4 dress.
She can’t exactly lose another 300 pounds, which is why the second season is going to focus on her new life. On her continued dieting and exercise, on her romantic life.
And, again, on her journey to become a beauty queen. It’s going to be wild.
We can’t wait.