Alana Thompson to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery: Yay or Yikes?
Alana Thompson will soon go under the knife for weight loss surgery. We wish her well! Alana Thompson to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery: Yay or Yikes? was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .
From walking runways… to lying on surgery tables.
According to TMZ, Alana Thompson — the child beauty pageant contestant who rose to fame on the reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — has plans to undergo a weight loss procedure in the near future.
Specifically, this celebrity gossip site now reports (courtesy of Thompson’s manager), Alana will be getting a suture sculpt endoscopic sleeve from weight loss doctor Steven Batash.
It costs about $13,000 and the surgery will take place shortly after Alana turns 17 years old in August.
The small screen sensation currently weighs in around 275 pounds, this same manager says, and hopes to get down to about 150 in order to live a healthier lifestyle.
Over the past year or so, Alana has been exercising and trying to eat better — but the results simply haven’t been there.
Moreover, Alana’s older sister and legal guardian, Lauryn, supports this decision and has encouraged Alana to undergo the medical procedure.
On the surface, this does seem like a smart move. Healthier lifestyles FTW, you know?!?
But we can’t help noting that Alana’s famous mother, June Shannon, also chose the route of weight loss surgery to kick off her spinoff WEtv series.
She then headed down a path of substance abuse and reckless parenting, even losing custody of Alana just over a month ago.
Naturally, we’re not saying the two are related and that Alana is destined for a similar fate.
There are some warning signs, though, such as concern over Thompson’s older boyfriend, Dralin, who TMZ actually says is gonna get the same procedure done at some point.
There’s also been chatter of late that Alana and Lauryn may be given their own spinoff.
They’re reportedly met with cable network executives and may soon be provided their own television platform to tell the story of what life is like as the daughters of June Shannon.
Aside from caring for Alana, Lauryn welcomed twins back on May 19 and is also the mother of a four-year old daughter AND a one-year old son.
That’s quite the busy household, wouldn’t you say?
It’s safe to assume there would be plenty of material to film under that roof for a reality show.
This all does seem like positive news for Alana Thompson.
It’s just hard for fame to hit when one is so young.
We very much hope this weight loss surgery goes well and that the teenager remains focused on the important things in life.
Alana Thompson to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery: Yay or Yikes? was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .