Mama June's Daughter Says She Only Lost the Weight for More Fame

Carla Harmon
March 18, 2017

Mama June Shannon " s estranged daughter Anna "Chickadee' Cardwell has slammed the reality star's recent weight loss surgery, claiming her mother only had the procedure for the publicity.

On an upcoming episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot, her ex-husband's fiancee, Jennifer, refers to Shannon as a toothpick in front of June's own daughter, Honey Boo Boo, alleging, "she looks sick".

"I had to pay, just like everybody else", she said on the Domenick Nati Show.

"I think Mama did get herself out there to get another show", she explained.

But Anna isn't buying the idea that her mom would have done it without the promise of another reality series, adding that, in her opinion, Mama June "did get herself out there to get another show".


Tell us, do you think Mama June will end up gaining back all the weight she lost during her surgery? In fact, Cardwell, too, would like to be on TV again, she said.

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Chickadee believed her mother's manager helped talk her into the weight loss TV show because her manager tried to do the same thing to her! But a preview of Friday's episode showed Mama June moving on in her own life, and even trying her hand at dating. The physical trainer was going to attempt to put Mama June through a jump-rope workout, but it didn't go quite like he planned.

'I'm starting to wonder if she's really committed to this thing, ' adds Crooks, who has worked with the Braxton family. The larger-than-life matriarch of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has undergone surgery to lose weight.

But folks have done far worse than lose weight in order to be famous.


Even some of Mama June's relatives aren't impressed by her makeover.

Instead, viewers have seen the progress bit by bit, with each episode revealing more pictures of Mama June's weight loss. "I'm like her little daughter".

"I miss it for the money and I miss it for, you know, getting out there-for people just to see my story and stuff like that". Her weight, that is. June is in a relationship with Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, and they have been together since May 2004 and had a "commitment ceremony" in 2013. "[They] tell me they would watch the show just for me and [my] kids".

Do you think you would be able to lose 10 lbs.in 11 days?


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