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Bristol Palin: Plastic Surgery and a New Reality Show
Written by Corrina Jean | May 19, 2011
Being a teen mom today is making a lot of girls famous. We’ve already discussed the MTV show “Teen Mom” and how it’s sending a terrible message to young girls. There is another teen mom who sends a bad message to young girls and that is Bristol Palin.
Bristol, who is the daughter of former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, made headlines when the public found out she was pregnant at 17. To try and justify the situation, it was also announced that Bristol was engaged to the father of her unborn baby, Levi Johnston. The engagement didn’t last and a custody battle ensued.
Bristol appeared on the hit ABC show, “Dancing with the Stars.” Despite getting low scores from the judges, Bristol captured a lot of votes from home viewers and ended up finishing in third place. However, while on the show, it was reported that she banned “Teen Mom” girls from being in the audience. It was unclear exactly why she didn’t want the girls from the show cheering for her.
She now works for the Candie’s Foundation as an ambassador promoting abstinence (in 2009, she was paid over $250,000 by the foundation for her ambassador role). It’s good to see that she’s taking some initiative and trying to steer teen girls in the right direction. But what do you think? Teaching abstinence is always a good thing, but does it hold any clout when it comes from a teen mom? Yes, being a teen mom is hard and it makes sense to have someone who knows this as the ambassador, but does Bristol really struggle as a teen mom? At least on the MTV reality show, the girls are shown in some tough situations that someone like Bristol would probably never experience.
Most recently, there has been speculation that Bristol had plastic surgery on her face. Pictures show that her face appears less round and her cheek bones more defined than they were last year. She admitted that she did get surgery, but that it was to correct a medical issue that she had with her jaw. If the surgery was done strictly for medical reasons, then that’s completely understandable. However, Bristol was beautiful the way she was so if it wasn’t for medical reasons which she claims, then it’s sad to see such a young girl feel that she needs to alter her image.
It’s been announced that Bristol will be getting her own reality show. The show will focus on her day-to-day life as she moves to LA and cares for her son. She will be staying with Kyle Massey (who appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” alongside Bristol) and his brother, Chris.