Mama June has a new look — and there’s no denying she’s gone from “not” to “hot”!

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star to set to debut her extreme weight loss on her upcoming reality series, Mama June: From Not to Hot — but she’s already given fans a glimpse at what her life looks like in 2017!

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In a recent interview, Mama June pledged never to go back to how she was before the weight loss surgery, and opened up about why she decided to go under the knife in the first place!

“I just decided it was time for a change,” she said, “to be more healthy and to do something for myself because I do so much for everybody else. At first, people were saying, ‘You’re losing weight, you look great,’ and I just ran with it.”

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Furthermore, she has said that by sharing her journey to getting her gastric sleeve, she hoped she inspires other people who are in similar situations.

“I hope that somebody will realize that’s going through the same weight loss struggles that they’re not alone and realize it’s not all peaches and cream,” the 37-year-old gushed. “I hope one person gets something out of it, that they realize the struggles are real. I’d tell people who are struggling with weight, just take it one day at a time. You can’t just give up because it seems like the easy way to go. Trust me, I wanted to give up several times through this journey.”

Keep up the awesome work, Mama J!

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