Mama June Channels Her Inner 'Baywatch' Babe [Photo]
"Honey Boo Boo" meets "Baywatch"!
The stars of the hit TLC reality show hit the beach for a family vacation last week, and Mama June Shannon did her best impression of Pamela Anderson while showing off her 100-pound weight loss.
When "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" first started filming in January 2011, she weighed 365 pounds. Earlier this year, Mama June revealed that she's gotten down to 263 pounds! And even more impressive: She did it without dieting or going to the gym.
The family — including Honey Boo Boo (aka Alana Thompson) — needed the rest and relaxation. They've experienced some difficult times recently; the 7-year-old pageant darling's father, 41-year-old Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, was hospitalized and the family's dog was found killed.
They traveled to beautiful, idyllic Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, where the ladies — including Mama June's nearly 1-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlyn — swam in the ocean for the first time.
"Omg had a blast on tybee today a first time ever at a beach for pumpkin katilyn and alana and my first time going in the ocean we have a awesome time just as a family," Mama June wrote on Facebook.
Chubbs, Chickadee, Baby Kaitlyn, Uncle Poodle, Honey Boo Boo, Mama, Sugar Bear, and Pumpkin
Still, while Mama June can be proud of her weight loss, the 33-year-old didn't bare much skin at the beach. Instead, she donned a modest bathing suit dress and t-shirt — similar to swim outfits worn by fellow TLC stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
And, of course, she was wearing her ever-present socks to hide her mangled toes, which were injured in a forklift accident.
The Tybee Island trip likely won't be seen in Season 2, which debuts July 17, but one big event will be featured this summer — Mama June and Sugar Bear's wedding! The couple wore matching camouflage outfits, and Honey Boo Boo donned a sparkly pink and orange ball gown. The reception featured barbecue and a water slide (of course).
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