While Mama June Shannon reveals her sobriety journey on the upcoming season of Mama June: Road to Redemption, her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon will reveal her own achievement – a 40-pound weight loss.
In the first look of the season premiere, Pumpkin whips up some veggie noodles in the kitchen, much to her sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s disgust, and reveals she has dropped 40 pounds since changing her eating habits.
When Lauryn suggests that Alana start “watching her figure” as well, the teen protests, despite having dealt with numerous of incidents of online body-shaming in the past.
After Alana tells Pumpkin she doesn’t have to brag about her “whole 40-pound weight loss,” Pumpkin tells the 15 year-old that it wouldn’t hurt her “to eat a few vegetables.”
“Let me just tell you, I have needs,” Alana replies. “My needs are carbs. Carbs.”
As fans may remember, Alana began living with Pumpkin and her family after June and boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested in March 2019 for drug possession, and the 21 year-old remains her legal guardian today.
Unlike her mom and sisters Anna Cardwell and Jessica Shannon, Pumpkin said her new look didn’t involve her going under the knife, telling fans on social media last month that she simply stopped over eating and upped her water intake.
“No surgery here ma’am,” she told one fan on Instagram. “This is all on my own.”
In the past, fans criticized Pumpkin for touting weight-loss shakes and teas on social media, and it seems she may have listened, as she has not posted any sponsored ads for weight loss products on her Instagram in over three months.
While Alana may not be willing to get onboard with Pumpkin’s healthier lifestyle, she’s still down to hit the runway and “work it,” as fans will get to see on the upcoming season.
As for her haters – some of whom left comments about Alana’s weight on the clip of her strutting her stuff – Alana isn’t letting them get her down.
“Folks will hate about anything,” she posted on Instagram this week, along with a mirror selfie.
‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ premieres March 19 at 9/8c on WEtv.
Check out the first look at the season premiere below!
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WOW, LOOK AT PUMPKIN!!! SHE LOOKS AWESOME. AND SHE CAME BY THE TRANSFORMATION IN AN HONEST AND HEALTHY MANNER (NO DRUGS NECESSARY)!! GOOD FOR HER!!!!
Wow, Pumpkin is looking awesome! I need to start doing the same and cut out sodas, teas, etc. except for special occasions. Maybe Alana will come around to eating better, but she has to want to make a change for herself not be forced into it. It can be so hard to break habits especially when you previously haven’t had access to healthy meal options and stuff like that.
Good for Lauryn!! Putting in the work to lose weight isn’t easy.
As for Alana— what kind of terrible people post nasty comments abut a child’s weight?!?! Yes, she should work to get healthy but saying cruel things about a child’s appearance is just low. So not cool. Alana has been on tv for most of her young life but that doesn’t give adults permission to bully, demean and fat shame a child.
I could not agree more with your statement! I hate seeing anyone, especially kids, being bullied and put down because of their weight. A lot of people don’t realize that it’s hard to break habits. The location that you live in and the amount of money you have and who you live with can contribute too. It can be hard making better choices when all you have is fast food restaurants around, don’t have your own money or enough money to buy those more expensive healthy items. Wish more people would encourage instead of being rude. You never know what’s going on in a person’s life.