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Mama June's incredible weight loss: How she went from 460lbs to a size 4

by Gemma Strong

Reality TV matriarch Mama June has undergone a huge transformation in recent years. The 37-year-old has been keeping a low profile ever since she underwent weight loss surgery in 2015, but according to her daughters Honey Boo Boo (real name Alana) and Pumpkin (Lauryn), she can't wait to share her journey with fans in new show Mama June: From Not to Hot. The sisters appeared on Entertainment Tonight this week to discuss the upcoming docu-dramedy, and how their mum went from 460lbs to a size four.

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Mama June - pictured in 2013 - has transformed in recent years and is now a size four

"She had a gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, and then she slowly started losing weight," Pumpkin, 17, said. "And the reason she got the gastric band is because she hit a plateau – she couldn't lose any weight. And then it came to a point where [her trainer] had to step in because she hit another plateau with the gastric sleeve, and wasn't losing any more weight."

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Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin in New York this week

Honey Boo Boo, 11, and Pumpkin also revealed that their mum - whose real name is June Shannon - has had other surgeries since to remove excess skin and lift her breasts. But they said they couldn't reveal exactly how much weight she has lost because she wants the big reveal to be on the reality show. "It's very hard because Mama, she is a very stubborn person and she wants to do everything," Pumpkin stated. "She's like, 'Alright, I've got to go to the store,' and we're like, 'Mama, no. You need to stay in the house because if somebody gets a picture with you'… Even if she does go out, she has to be, like, suited up."

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