I’m deeply fascinated by Mama June’s $75,000 makeover, having written about it for Buzzfeed. With Season 2 of Mama June: From Not to Hot premiering next week, I’ll finally get the answer to my question: “What happens to June once she loses the cultural signifiers that present her as both female grotesque and authentic redneck working-class woman?”
Well, if the trailer is any indication, we are in for another excellent and cringe-worthy experience.
If you don’t want to watch the trailer (honestly, why would you?), highlights include:
June is still being positioned as having the greatest transformation in reality TV history, as if we all haven’t seen the cast of Vanderpump Rules and their many sets of veneers.
gimmick storyline for the season as a pageant queen in training, coached by Queen Alana.
A reprise of many talents.
17-year-old Lauryn’s surprise pregnancy.
The return of June’s niece Amber
Moments you better rednecknognize
The continued fascination with Sugar Bear as an object of desire.
And the constant reminder that June’s multiple cosmetic surgeries are actually, really dangerous.
I’m ready. Are you?
Season 2 of Mama June: From Not to Hot premieres Friday, January 12 at 9 p.m. on WEtv. Yes, I’ll be recapping it.