Mama June, the mother of unconventional beauty-pageant star Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo), has recently shed over 100 pounds.
But it wasn’t a change in her infamous ’sketti and roadkill diet that led to the slim down, or even a newfound love of the gym. June says she owes it all to her busy schedule as a reality star. ”They have me running around and going different places,” she said in an interview with TMZ. “I guess it’s paying off.”
Since the show started filming in January 2011, June has drop over 100 of her 365 pounds; she says she now clocks in at 263 pounds.
And before you start thinking that Hollywood’s skinny-bod obsession got the best of her, June already set the record straight in the Huffington Post: ”No, I have not felt no pressure to change,” she said. “We love fried food, but I lost that weight because I’m doing more active things.”
Tune in to TLC to see June’s new look in a special “HOLLAday” episode of the show airing Sunday at 8 p.m.