If there’s anything we’ve learned about Mama June and her brood of women, it’s that there isn’t much they won’t share.
The 37-year-old has been nothing but candid during her weight loss journey — and back in the days of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Mama and her girls would shamelessly fart, burp, and share their weight with all their viewers!
But there was one thing that Mama June was particularly shy about — her “forklift foot.”
As the legend goes, Mama June was once working at a warehouse, where her big foot was rolled over by a forklift — leaving her biggest little piggie all deformed. As a result, she became self-conscious of her funky toe, and no one — not even her daughters and her partner at the time, Sugar Bear — saw her without socks; she even wore socks to get a pedicure!
That is until she went to a water park with her daughters — and proudly flaunted her “fork lift” foot.
Today, Mama June is more than willing to share her body with her fans!
On Mama June: From Not to Hot, she has been sharing every graphic detail of her weight loss — whether that means showing off her “before” body, or allowing cameras to roll during her surgeries — in hopes that she can inspire others to make a change like she did.
“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,” she explained. “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.”
Check out the rest of the Honey Boo Boo fam — then vs. now — in the gallery!