"Mama" June Shannon
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03/18/2013 AT 04:30 PM EDT
Who's that lady?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
's Mama June dramatically dressed up her newly slimmer bod
Saturday at the GLAAD Awards
, where her show was nominated for best reality series.
Mom to Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, June Shannon, 33, looked chic and sophisticated (or as she'd put it, "smexy!") in a black wrap dress, plenty of jewelry and tasteful makeup.
"It was fun to get glammed up, but I prefer my comfortable clothing. I also missed my kids," June tells PEOPLE.
"I met Snooki and JWoww, which was great because we heard they are fans of the show," adds June of hanging with the Jersey Shore stars
at the awards, which honored Anderson Cooper.
"I also saw Anderson back stage. We love him and congratulate him on the award," she says.
June can add her new GLAAD buddies to her growing list of celebrity interactions: she and her family also recently met country star Miranda Lambert