Mama June Shannon shocked the world when she lost over 300 pounds in dramatic makeover for her WE tv show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, but the reality star has admittedly been packing back on the pounds since.
While promoting the second season of her show, the 38-year-old admitted she’s gained quite a bit of weight back since revealing her slender figure on Season 1 of the reality series.
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“I have gained some weight back. I’ve gained about 25 pounds, but in the last six months, I’ve had a lot of surgeries,” she said during an interview with AOL’s Build Series this week. “It’s been emotionally and physical draining on me — just for that whole process of having to live up to that image.”
“For me, when I first came out, I thought I was like super skinny. I mean, I’ve never been down to 150 pounds. Never,” she continued. “And at the top I was like about 160, 165 [pounds] depending. For me, it’s like I feel comfortable with this weight.”
Explaining her initial goal was to never drop below 200 pounds, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum said she’s actually a little “happy” with her recent weight gain.