Mama June Shannon of TLC reality series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” made a splash when she announced she dropped 120 pounds and six dress sizes this week. But now she’s making a real splash on the beach, in a swimsuit.
Shannon, 34, along with Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and daughters Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, Jessica “Chubbs” and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, hit Panama Beach in Florida on Wednesday. The matriarch wore a pink and orange tankini and her signature socks to hide her “forklift feet” accident.
Not that Kels and I just got our picture taken with Mama June from Honey Boo Boo or anything pic.twitter.com/mQRWsmyJ5f
— Rachael Sherwood (@rsherwood93) July 28, 2014
“Honey Boo Boo Child,” 8, wore a leopard-print swimsuit, performing the chicken dance with hotel guests, according to The Daily Mail. The site said June also did “some hip wiggling of her own” while on the family vacation before the school year begins.
Photos from the beach outing show a now-260-lb. Mama June after revealing to In Touch Weekly last week that she had lost weight. The family matriarch said she dropped 120 pounds and six dress sizes while being so busy filming the TV show.
“I’ve always taken pride in how I look,” Shannon told InTouch Weekly. “I’m happy with the way I am now, but I was also happy with myself when I was 400 pounds. I taught myself and my kids that you’ve got to be comfortable no matter what your size.”
She revealed to the magazine that she started eating healthier and cut out some of the bad food and drinks in her life, like the show’s famed “Sketti,” spaghetti topped with ketchup and butter.
“I haven’t been drinking as much soda -- just water and stuff,” said Shannon. “We’ve been eating a lot of chicken and baked foods. I also snack on grapes and cheese cubes throughout the day.”
In February, Shannon told TMZ she lost all the weight without any surgery, diets or exercise but rather just from being busy.
“With the show, I've been more active. They have me running around and going different places... I guess it's paying off,” she said. “I haven't done any surgeries. No diet pills, never went to the gym.”
The Daily Mail reported not everyone is happy with Mama June’s weight loss, like her husband “Sugar Bear.”
“Honestly, he doesn’t like the fact that I’ve lost weight!” she admitted. “He likes bigger girls. He’s kind of a chubby chaser!”