No matter how you feel about reality TV shows, you can’t deny that the popularity of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is larger than life. Even after the show was cancelled in 2004 (for reasons we won’t get into), the cast continues to dominate the news cycle even today.
If you’re not familiar with TLC’s hit series, here’s a primer: it follows the life of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, a child beauty pageant contestant, and her hilarious family.
The cast mostly consisted of her mother, June “Mama June” Shannon, her dad, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and her three sisters: Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, and Anna “Chickadee” Shannon.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, here are some facts about Mama June Shannon, including her incredible physical transformation in the new show Mama June: From Not to Hot, where she received a shocking makeover. Stick to the end to find out how much weight she lost!
1. She’s 37 years old and became a grandmother at 32. Her eldest daughter, Chickadee, had a baby when she was 18 years old.
2. She’s legally blind. When she was younger, she suffered from cataracts that were left untreated.
3. Every one of her children has a different father, making them each other’s half siblings. Sugar Bear is Honey Boo Boo’s father.
4. Her nickname is coupon queen.
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