Can you believe that it’s been five years since we were first introduced to Mama June and her wild and wacky family?
It’s true — all the way back in 2012, we saw a little girl called Honey Boo Boo on TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras. We met her family, including her mother, June, known for couponing and for her infamous “go-go juice.”
(Just in case you missed this fascinating origin story, “go-go juice” is a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew that June gave her kid to keep her energy up during beauty pageants.)
They were so fascinating that they landed their own reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, shortly after their Toddlers and Tiaras episode premiered.
The show lasted for four seasons until it was abruptly canceled in 2014 after June reportedly began dating a convicted child molester.
After that, the family left the spotlight for a bit, but not for too long — June and her partner, Sugar Bear, did a stint on Marriage Boot Camp.
And of course she’s had her new show, Mama June: From Hot to Not, in which she lost a ridiculous amount of weight and shrunk down to a size 4.
It’s a lot to take in, right?
So let’s just sit back, relax, and see Mama June go through all those changes right before our eyes …
Here’s our very first glimpse of June on Toddlers and Tiaras. Seems like a lifetime, huh?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!
Here’s June in the first episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — not much has changed, since the show premiered just months after the Toddlers and Tiaras episode, but she definitely feels more comfortable with the cameras.
Oh, June …
… She really is very comfortable, isn’t she?
Blonde Mama June!
After the first season of the show, June went blonde, which is now her signature hair color. The transformation is happening!
And sometimes, when she’s feeling saucy, she does some tight, heavily styled curls!
Red Carpet Ready!
This is June, all cleaned up. So.