Honey Boo Boo, 16, & boyfriend Dralin, 21, to both undergo $13K weight loss surgery & she’s eager to drop 125 pounds.
Honey Boo Boo and her boyfriend Dralin have decided to undergo weight loss surgery in the hopes of dropping over 100 pounds.
The Mama June: Road to Redemption star’s manager has revealed her plan to head to Queens, New York for the procedure.
The reality star has opted for a “suture sculpt endoscopic sleeve” from doctor Steven Batash, which can cost upwards of $13K.
Alana Thompson stands at a height of 4 feet 10 inches; 1.48 m; 148 cm.
The TV personality has explained that she’s reached 275 pounds, and hopes to get down to 150 in order to live a healthier lifestyle. Her weight in kilograms is about 124 kg.
After trying her luck at diets and exercise over the past year, Alana said her results have been limited.
The young star explained to her rep that she’s concerned her weight gain is genetic, and surgery is the only way to drop the pounds.
The former pageant girl’s manager said her older sister and full-time guardian Pumpkin, 22, is behind the decision.
Alana’s boyfriend Dralin, 21, has also offered his support and has decided to undergo the procedure alongside the TV star.
Does the Mama June: Road to Redemption really pay off?
It seems the cast of the show are not making enough money from it. The Sun previously revealed that Alana‘s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird is broke and can barely afford groceries for the teen as well as her four young kids.
The mother of four is struggling to provide for her expanded family, which includes her twins who are under two months old, her not-yet one-year-old son Bentley, and her daughter Ella, four.
She also has full custody of her sister Alana.
Several factors have come to light regarding the 22-year-old’s financial situation.
One family insider claimed that “Pumpkin told June she didn’t have any groceries in the house, and she told Pumpkin ‘Well you better get on TikTok and make some d*** n money.”
The source added incredulously: “Why would a mother even say something like that?!”
Shortly after Lauryn’s twins were born, the TV star was promoting her Amazon Wish List on her TikTok and her Instagram which included items fans could buy her for the babies.
She later removed the link to the wishlist.
The Sun can also reveal that Josh and Lauryn are renters at the previously estimated $71,000 Georgia home they share with their four children and her sister Alana.
In a statement to The Sun, Lauryn claimed: “That’s my home and I rent to own it.”
She also added: “I’m doing very well financially… my kids and us have everything we need and want.”
While fans of the show Mama June: Road to Redemption assume the long-standing reality stars make a good living, in an interview with The Sun in May, Mama June, 42, claimed: “What a lot of people don’t realize that this filming doesn’t pay what people think it does.
“We all have regular entrepreneur jobs after filming- like [my daughter] Jessica works at a daycare. Josh works with a friend of ours. We have events that we go out and do.”
The family is currently on Mama June: Road to Redemption airing Friday nights on WeTV.