Mama June was accused of wearing a fat suit and prosthetics on Mama June: From Not To Hot in order to conceal her new body ahead of her big reveal in the season finale in April 2017, but she denies it.
"I don't know what the hell people were thinking, but no, I would never do that," she told Us Weekly. "This journey started a long time ago. We started filming a little bit and then through the process, we had stopped and there's nothing… no, hell no, you're seeing me for me. If you look back, you're seeing me at the doctor's office, you're seeing me this and that, so that's actually me being me…. I mean, I guess now that people are seeing the transformation happen, they're like, 'Whoa! That didn't happen that fast!' I've been going through this journey since May of 2016, so it has been a little while."
However, Alana may have blown up her mom's spot when she told People, "It's been really hard for her [to stay hidden], because my mama is not just a person who can stay in the house. My mama is very outgoing and stubborn. So when she's like, 'Let's go to the grocery store,' we're like, 'You can't, because you have to stay in hiding, you know.' And then she's just like, 'No, I have to go out, I'll just put on big clothes and they will never see me.' The craziest disguise that she's done, she went out with this big jacket on, glasses, a hat and a scarf. She went overboard."