Shannon has revealed the results of her weight loss and many surgeries exclusively to PEOPLE.
As viewers of Friday’s episode of WE tv’s Mama June: From Not to Hot know, the change was so drastic, even her own children barely recognised her. “She looks great,” says daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. “I’m really proud of her.”
During the episode, Thompson remarked that her mother “looked like Marilyn Monroe.”
“I’ve worked my ass off, working out getting healthy,” Mama June said during the finale. “And now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside.”
Her daughters Alana and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon helped get her back on track and now the process is finally over.
This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.