BY Lauren Cortez, MStars News , Mstarz reporter | Mar 19, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Honey Boo Boo's Mama June is down 100 pounds and showed off her "schmexy" new makeover and weightloss at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.
TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch June Shannon, 33, arrived at the LGBT event in New York wearing a figure-flattering black dress, topped with sparkling diamante jewelry. She completed the svelte and sleek red carpet look with subtle make-up, manicured nails and blonde, curly hair, as noted by Daily Mail.
Her beloved reality show was nominated for a positive portrayal of the LGBT community, reports US Weekly. (On her show, daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, declared, "Everybody's a little gay" in response to her "Uncle Poodle" aka uncle Lee Thompson's coming-out.)
The Jersey Shore cast members uploaded a picture to Twitter of themselves with Mama June:
They captioned the Instagram pic with" 'YES. We love Mama June' and 'Honey boo boo b****es!!! #obsessed #loveher.'
Alana's mom was equally as excited to meet the reality stars since she heard they're big fans of her family's TLC show. Although "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" didn't win the award on Saturday night, June still seemed to enjoy the GLAAD ceremony.
"It was fun to get glammed up, but I prefer my comfortable clothing. I also missed my kids," June tells PEOPLE.
Although the makeup and groomed blonde hair was voluntary for June who is now constantly being photographed, she didn't actually intend to lose so much weight. Detailing her weight-loss secrets she told TMZ: "With the show I've been more active. They have me running around and going different places... I guess it's paying off."
Unlike her "beauty queen" daughter Alana, June doesn't have a special "go-go juice" to help get energized.
'I haven't done any surgeries... no diet pills... never went to the gym,' she insisted as she attributes the slim down to her hectic TV schedule over the past 2 years of filming the Honey Boo Boo show.
Mama June also certainly hasn't changed her eating habits. On her show she is regularly seen indulging in giant plates of food, with her favorite family dish being Sketti - a saucy combination of spaghetti, ketchup and butter. A recent episode also showed how her Thanksgiving menu that featured 15 cans of vegetables, 12 cans of cranberry sauce and a large turkey coated with a gallon of butter. MMMmm.
Regarless of some gross habits, everybody can't help but to love down-to-earth Mama June/June Bug/June Shannon/Forklift Foot. With her recent 100-pound weight loss, "Sugar Bear" better make sure he hangs on tightly to his "schmexy" woman who is looking more fabulous than ever. Can't remember what Honey Boo Boo's mom looked like when she originally appeared on "Toddlers & Tiaras?" Here's a flashback for comparative purposes:
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