"Honey Boo Boo" matriarch "Mama June" Shannon is a sexy shadow of her former self.
"I've been through a long road I'm so proud of where I came from," she posted. " I have to ask what is everybody's opinion about the new Mama June? I have worked so hard for everything & continue to work hard everyday."
(The above comments lightly edited for clarity. Mama June isn't big on punctuation).
In photos released exclusively by People the formerly stout Mama June shows off her svelte new style following weight-loss surgery and follow-up plastic surgery, extensive physical training and radically revamped nutritional practices. The incredible transformation came courtesy of her most recent reality-show foray, a stint on the WE channel's "Mama June: From not to hot."
Here's what Mama June looked like at the dawn of stardom, when her youngest daughter Alana's beauty pageant antics on TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" launched the spinoff "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and propelled the family into the public eye:
She's showing off her new hotness via Twitter: