Can you believe that it’s been six years since we were first introduced to Mama June and her wild and wacky family?
It’s true — all the way back in 2012, we saw a little girl called Honey Boo Boo on TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras. We met her family, including her mother, June, known for couponing and for her infamous “go-go juice.”
(Just in case you missed this fascinating origin story, “go-go juice” is a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew that June gave her kid to keep her energy up during beauty pageants.)
They were so fascinating that they landed their own reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, shortly after their Toddlers and Tiaras episode premiered.
The show lasted for four seasons until it was abruptly canceled in 2014 after June reportedly began
dating a convicted child molester.
After that, the family left the spotlight for a bit, but not for too long — June and her partner, Sugar Bear, did a stint on Marriage Boot Camp.
And then 2017 brought us Mama June: From Not to Hot, in which she
lost a ridiculous amount of weight and shrunk down to a size 4.
Even though she achieved the apparent goal of getting hot in that first season, the show was renewed, and in the second season we saw numerous health issues as well as the pregnancy of her daughter Pumpkin.
That’s right, June became a grandmother one more time, and one more of her kids became a teen mom, just like their mama before them.
It’s a lot to take in, right?
So let’s just sit back, relax, and see Mama June go through all those changes right before our eyes …
Here’s our very first glimpse of June on Toddlers and Tiaras. Seems like a lifetime, huh?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!
Here’s June in the first episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — not much has changed, since the show premiered just months after the Toddlers and Tiaras episode, but she definitely feels more comfortable with the cameras.
Oh, June …
… She really is very comfortable, isn’t she?
Blonde Mama June!
After the first season of the show, June went blonde, which is now her signature hair color. The transformation is happening!
And sometimes, when she’s feeling saucy, she does some tight, heavily styled curls!
Red Carpet Ready!
This is June, all cleaned up. So.
The Beginning of the End
This is from the end of the fourth season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo … little did we know, our time with this family would be coming to an end. Because this woman got with a child molester.
Marriage Boot Camp!
Mama June and Sugar Bear tried to save their relationship on Marriage Boot Camp in 2015. It didn’t really work out.
Here’s her “before” photo used on Mama June: From Hot to Not — right before she began her weight loss journey, this is what she looked like.
The Journey Begins!
June shared this photo in 2016, giving us a little glimpse of her weight loss before her new reality show premiered.
After the Surgery
This is June in the early episodes of Mama June: From Not to Hot, shortly after her weight loss surgery. Some people say she was wearing a fat suit in these scenes, but she’s denied it.
She’s lost quite a bit of weight here, but we all know she’s not done yet!
Right before our very eyes, right?
Wedding Dress Ready
Remember when Mama June tried on wedding dresses before meeting Sugar Bear’s new woman, Jennifer Lamb? This is from that mess of a scene.
Skin Removal Surgery
After June got under 200 pounds, she was able to get skin removed on her stomach, and she also got a breast lift. She did not handle the recovery well, but she’s well on her way to her end result!
Skinny But Sad
In this shot, June has only one more surgery to get through — more skin removal on her arms and neck.
The End Result!
Here she is, neck skin removed and hundreds of pounds thinner. What a change!
This is from the Mama June: From Not to Hot reunion special, filmed in February of 2017. Looks like she’s keeping up with the weight loss!
Nothing But Class!
… Or, OK, maybe “class” isn’t the right word to describe Mama June. But there’s no denying she’s looking good here!
After the first season aired, to celebrate her big reveal, June did a Baywatch photo shoot. In that iconic red swimsuit and everything. It’s … well, it sure is something.
During the second season of her show, June showed off some new makeup tricks she learned after going From Not to Hot! Just a classic, natural “no makeup” look, right?
Here’s a good test to see how hot she actually is now: in this photo, she’s having a tough time because her ding dang retina went and disconnected itself from where it’s supposed to be and she thought she was going blind. But look how good she looks!
Single No More
June even went and landed herself a new man — here she is smooching on her boyfriend, Geno. Is he a stepup from Sugar Bear? Depends on your taste, really, but at least they don’t have to subtitle him when he talks on the show, so that’s a plus.
Here’s what she looked like at an event in January — she’s obviously been able to maintain her weight loss, and she still looks great.
A Classic Beauty (?!)
Great enough to pull off a Marilyn Monroe tribute? Again, it depends on your taste, but be fair: Mama June is working it these days!