updated 03/18/2013 AT 3:50 PM ET
•originally published 03/18/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET
Who’s that lady?
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.