HONEY Boo Boo with her boyfriend Dralin decided to have weight loss surgery in hopes of losing over 100 pounds.
The manager of Mama June: Road to Redemption has announced that the star will be traveling to Queens for the procedure.
Honey Boo Boo will be traveling up North to undergo weight loss surgery in late august after she has celebrated her 17th Birthday, according to her rep. TMZ.
The reality star has chosen to have a “suture sculpt endoscopic sleeve” from doctor Steven Batash, which can cost upwards of $13K.
According to the TV personality, she has reached 275 pounds and plans to lose 150 to lead a healthier life.
Alana has had limited success with diets and exercise in the past year.
She explained to her rep how she was concerned about her weight gain and why surgery is the best way to get rid of it.
According to her manager, the decision was made by Pumpkin, 22-year-old, who is also a full-time guardian and older sister of the pageant girl.
Dralin, Alana’s 21-year-old boyfriend, has also offered his support. He has agreed to go through the procedure with the TV star.
But the TLC alum’s decision comes as a bit of a surprise, as 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.
According to one family insider, “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.”
Incredulously, the source also added: “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.
Later, she removed that link from her 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.
Lauryn stated in a statement to The Sun: “That’s my home and I rent to own it.”
She also included: “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 featured on Mama June: Road to Redemption on Friday nights on WeTV.