PHOTO Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June as a teenager

Mama June Shannon from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch Mama June Shannon is quickly becoming a huge celebrity thanks to her uncouth carefree attitude and quotes like this: “Granted, I ain’t the most beautimous out the box, but a little paint on this barn, shine it back to its original condition. Cause it shines up like it’s brand new.”

And just in case you were wondering what that barn looked like when it was a little closer to brand new (you know, with a little less vajingle jangle) check out the above photo of a young June Shannon framed up with a cutout of current barn owner, Sugar Bear!

The photo is framed and hanging on the wall of June’s mother’s house in Griffin, Georgia where June’s oldest daughter Anna (17) filmed her baby shower. I’m not sure of June’s age in the photo, but here is her voiceover as TLC showed the beautimous portrait:

“You know, I had Anna when I was 15. I’m not gonna lie to you. Yes, it is very hard. I had a job. Had to worry about takin’ care of a baby. I dropped out and got my GED. I mean, it was just too much for me.”

She later shed a little light on Anna (a.k.a. Chickadee)’s situation, which is not an uncommon situation for teen moms. “Anna’s baby’s daddy ain’t in the picture. You think that boy’s gonna love and care about you? Negative. All that boy is wantin’ is to get in your biscuit and get a little piece, and he’s runnin’.”

Wow. I don’t know how many Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant Reunion Specials I’ve watched in which Dr. Drew was armed with textbooks full of stats and reports as he tried to convey some of the realities facing teenage mothers, but he never explained it as clearly as Mama June!

Plus, I now totally get The White Stripes song “Ball and Biscuit.”

Yeah – I just connected The White Stripes and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – and I ain’t apologizin’ neither! You better redneckognize!

19 thoughts on “PHOTO Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June as a teenager

  1. They are just people living their lives. They work hard, play hard, and are honest about who they are. I don’t call that trash.

    The trash is the “real” housewives who are botoxed and liposuctioned to the nth degree with fake boobs, fake tans, fake nails and fake hair.

    Not everyone lives in California, New York, or New Jersey in a 2.5 million dollar house that they really can’t afford. There are a lot more people out there like Mama June than there are “Real” housewives.

    1. It’s not her looks but her deeds that cause me to cringe. Dysfunctional doesn’t even come close to describing this backwoods trash family.

  2. I call BS on this chick being 33! That makes her the same age as me! I graduated high school in 1997 and though I may have made some fashion choices I now regret I know that nobody in my 4 years of high school was sporting pink lipstick! And a blazer…..come on…..we were the generation of grunge, biggie smalls, and even the spice girls if you were corny but nobody rocked a blazer!

    1. Yes, because no one ever goes against the norm…

      How do you know that wasn’t the only thing she had available ex hand me downs or bought at the thrift store?

    2. You are also not taking into consideration that in the rural south, most people thought that grunge was awful and spent more time listening to Billy Ray Cyrus. I am almost 33 and I graduated from a rural Arkansan high school where country music was in and camo was the fashion and yes, a hand me down blazer was acceptable. There were a few that tried to follow the grunge and punk type genres (me) but *we* were the outcasts. It is definitely different in rural areas.

      1. so true i was getting out of my punk rock hottopic era and went up to michigan (from va) and all my cousins were just getting into the punk rock different parts of ‘merica get into things at different times. and not everyone is the same with their upbringing

  3. i dont think u should hav kids wen ur a teen i mean really u can wait a little longer for a guy to play with ur biscuit

  4. First, you can’t understand a word the child is saying, Second, the mother needs to lead by example. I think people are laughing AT them more than laughing with them! Wonder how old this BooBoo kid is gonna be before she gets pregnant?! Wonder how long it will take for her to start cursing her mom and telling her how much she hates her! Sorry, not impressed with these people!

  5. they crack me up…but i could do without the fartin! she seems like she has a good heart…being from the south….i know this family…i have relatives like them…lol

  6. wow its kinda funny how many ppl are tryin to make fun of this family bc they hit big and a lot of ppl like this show bc its real. but yes lets all be like mark my words on here and make fun of a little kids.

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