07/11/2013 03:11 pm ET

Mama June, Honey Boo Boo's Mother, Won't Be Bullied Over Her Weight


Say what you will about "Mama" June Shannon's weight, because she doesn't care.

The reality star, who hit it big with "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," doesn't have the typical body type of most celebrities, but she has no intention of letting those who criticize her for her weight or fondness for junk food get to her.

“Everybody has opinions, and everyone has haters. I think you have to be happy with yourself, even if you’re big. If you worry about trying to make other people happy, you won’t be happy yourself," the 33-year-old mother of four told InTouch magazine.

In February, Shannon revealed she had lost 115 pounds, but she admits she's since gained some of it back -- not that she has a problem with it.

"I gain a couple of pounds back and then I lose them. But even if I gained the whole 100 pounds back, I'd be okay with it," she told the magazine, adding, "A lot of larger people beat themselves up when they gain, but I’m really happy with myself.”

Shannon does seem very comfortable with herself, and earlier this week she was spotted making a splash at a hotel pool while enjoying her vacation.



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