Honey Boo Boo’s mother, Mama June Shannon, will appear at a Florida strip club later this month, where she’ll show off her 45-pound weight loss. Mama June will appear at Crazy Horse Gentlemen’s Club in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Mama June’s rep told TMZ May 3 Shannon will make $5,500 to greet fans at the strip club, but she is expected to keep her clothes on. Mama June recently lost 45 pounds after a weight loss intervention by obesity experts on “The Doctors.”
In 2013, Mama June lost 120 pounds on a low-carb diet, Celebrity Health reported. Low carb diets such as the Atkins, ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, according to obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
Mama June, who once tipped the scales at 400 pounds, said she was never ashamed of her appearance, even when she was obese. Shannon’s dramatic weight loss fueled rumors she got bariatric surgery or used diet pills, but she denied those reports.
On the April 20 episode of “The Doctors,” Dr. Rachael Ross visited the home of Honey Boo and Mama June to check on their weight loss progress.
Dr. Ross and a local pediatric nutritionist, Jeanne B. McDaniel, agreed to look for positive changes in Honey Boo’s environment and behavior without doing a weigh-in. They were unhappy to discover that Mama June had abandoned the diet they had prescribed for her, which meant Honey Boo Boo was doing the diet on her own.
The 4-foot-9 Honey Boo Boo, who weighs 125 pounds, is 55 to 65 pounds overweight, said Dr. Travis Stork, host of “The Doctors.” She should weigh between 60 and 70 pounds, explained Stork, a former ER doctor.
Anna ‘Chickadee’ Is Pregnant: Anna Was Molested By Mama June’s Ex-Boyfriend
Mama June recently confirmed her oldest daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, is pregnant with her second child. Anna’s pregnancy news surfaced shortly after Mama June revealed she and her 15-year-old daughter, Pumpkin, are bisexual.
“I’m attracted to females, and I’m attracted to males,” Pumpkin told Inside Edition. “You cannot hide who you truly are. June is gay, too!”
Smiling, Mama June chimed in: “[I’m] bisexual. I’m not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro.”
Honey Boo Boo rose to fame after starring on the hit TLC reality series, “Toddlers & Tiaras.” She then starred on her own reality TV show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” from 2012 to 2014.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was cancelled in October 2014 amid reports that Mama June had been dating Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester who had sexually abused an eight-year-old child.
That child was later revealed to be Mama June’s own daughter, Anna Cardwell, who discussed her abuse on TV interviews. Anna, 20, is now pregnant with her second child with husband Michael Cardwell.