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Bristol Palin: Plastic Surgery and a New Reality Show

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 Momgirls 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.

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  1. Grace Pierpont

    Posted by Grace Pierpont on August 8, 2013 at 09:15

    She was much more beautiful before!

  2. Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 14:06

    Well, i have to say, if i had a double chin i’d have gotten surgery too. But now she could pass for a kardashian…yeah i can’t see how that is any better

  3. Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 12:30

    I think she was WAY prettier before her surgery. It’s sad that society tries to make us think we just HAVE to be perfect(which isn’t possible, only God is perfect.)

  4. Posted by on July 31, 2011 at 20:25

    two weeks ago I read a book about her that she wrote. she is a christian and admitted she had did wrong by having sex before marriage, and she was convicted. she was in engaged to levi bc she wanted a father for Trip, i think yall all should read her book “Not Afraid of My Life” it gave me a whole different perspective on sex before marriage and even more ways it really hurt her that i had never even thought about.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 7, 2011 at 22:33

      sounds interesting, thanks so much Bailey for sharing this!

  5. Posted by on July 2, 2011 at 08:46

    Glad she kept the baby, but beyond that, we should not be impressed. She claimed she got “raped” then continued to have sex several times. She is fowl-mouthed, and said she wants to give someone the finger. PLUS she’s taking he infant son to live with 2 men in hollywood. Total strangers. What kind of parent is she? Her mother showed negligence in raising her by letting her go unsupervised to a camping trip with men and other girls while she was still a minor. She and her other siblings don’t seem to be Christian as they claim. They are an embarrassment to their mother, and I’m sick of that whole family. Mind you, I don’t hate them, but having to hear about them is annoying.

    • Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 08:49

      umm she lied and said that she was going to stay at a friends house and went on the camping trip instead, everyone is human. and she also didnt claim she was raped. she said after she lost her virginity the night of the camping trip she said it felt like it was taken from her instead of it being lost, the reason why Levi knew she wanted to wait until marriage but he slept with her while she was drunk anyway although she should have never went to the party in the first place, we are all humans we ALL make mistakes and God said a sin is a sin weather its big or small. dont be so harsh.

  6. Posted by on June 25, 2011 at 11:48

    I like the Palin family and have heard them say that they are christians. My mom met Sarah and she signed her book for me even though apparently she was just supposed to write her signature. In an interview Bristol said that she knows it would be a lot harder for her to care for her baby if her family werent famous. I like her family but i dont think Bristol needs a reality show. I think being in the spotlight is changing her and I really hope the surgery was just for medical reasons. I personaly think she looked beautiful before the surgery.

  7. Posted by on May 27, 2011 at 13:55

    I think i will be watching her show because it is interesting. We all make mistakes, but we don’t have to pay for them as much because the world isn’t watching us and making a big deal out of everything we do. I think we should give her some slack, and also, it is good that she is helping other teens not make the same mistake. It isn’t wrong for you to tell somebody else they shouldn’t do something, even if they did it. If you say that, you are commiting a fallacy called Tu Quoque. (Sorry, I just had to point that out because i learned that in school this year.)So yes, it is wrong, but we should still forgive her. As for the whole ‘Teen Mom’ and ’16 and pregnant’ show, it is interesting to watch, but it is not good to follow in their steps. I think that it can be good or bad because if you watch it and see how much they struggle and regret what they did, it can help you make the right desicions, but if you think of it as: ‘Wow! I should do that, because she is on TV because of it and it looks fun!’ then you are not learning from it in a good way. God Bless!

  8. Posted by on May 27, 2011 at 08:14

    actually, bristol now promotes waiting. she probably didnt want the girls from teen mom cheering her on because she doesnt want to promote this kind of message.

  9. Posted by on May 23, 2011 at 02:07

    I’m glad she kept the baby and I think that it’s good she’s promoting abstinence. However, I don’t think she should do a reality show. The girls that are teen moms become famous…it’s hard enough to take care of a child alone, not with cameras always following you around and everyone watching. What if teen moms start convincing girls that pregnancy at a young age is normal? I hope she’ll be a good mother and feel more happy with herself.

  10. Posted by on May 20, 2011 at 17:50

    I respect her decision not to abort and to teach other teens not to make the same mistake she made. However, since I don’t watch much TV I won’t be watching her new show. God bless!

  11. Posted by CorrinaJean on May 20, 2011 at 11:24

    Sisi, I wasn’t trying to be unfair. Bristol was beautiful before and I hope that she did get the surgery strictly for medical reasons. Too many girls think they need to look a certain way when they are already beautiful and I hope that Bristol does not think that way.

    MCB, you are very right! That is one thing that I did not take into consideration when initially writing this article. Her decision to keep her baby was a much better than decision than what some teens choose.

  12. Posted by on May 20, 2011 at 08:34

    She must have alot of pressure. I’m so happy that she decided to keep the baby. Hopefully that will inspire lots of other girls who are in the same position (without the press and media and national attention). I’m sorry that she and her boyfriend broke up. I have a friend who had a baby boy. The father didn’t want anything to do with it. She is such an amazing person. She is in college, making the grades, taking care of herself and her son, and still is a strong Christian young women. I look up to her. It’s been difficult for her, but she made it work. She didn’t abort. She did give her son over to adoption (I’m not dissing adoption. In many cases, it is best for the baby.). She stuck to her guns and is a testimony to so many people. I also have two other friends who are currently pregnant who are in my school. The first girl who got pregnant left the school. I try to keep an eye out for Facebook status updates and she seems to be doing well. She is also a strong Christian woman. The second girl is about 9 weeks pregnant. She isn’t aborting. We all have fun figuring names for the baby. These women have taught me so much. They are strong and firm in what they believe. Having a baby as a unmarried teenager is scary. Terrifying. You may feel like “life as you know it is over.” But it’s just beginning!!! You are a MOM! Only one person in the whole wide world will call you that. And that person resides in your tummy. Don’t make your baby pay with it’s LIFE because you are terrified. You are NOT ALONE!!! You have your family, friends, father to the child (hopefully), theripists, counselors, and Women’s Health Clinics across the US who are here to HELP you and YOUR baby. Please, both myself and your baby beg of you, choice life. Not murder.

    • Posted by Nicole on May 20, 2011 at 17:25

      Sarah this is such an inspiring message to girls, you really helped open my eyes too on this subject! Thank YOU!!

  13. Posted by on May 19, 2011 at 15:08

    I think most of what you’ve said about her is unfair. The plastic surgery may have been partially to help her looks, but i dont think u should just assume that! She probably really did need it for her chaw. Most of the bad things you said about her are comepletely unjustified.

  14. Posted by on May 19, 2011 at 12:11

    Although she has made some mistakes, I think that her decision to keep the baby was better than the other decision that so many other teens choose. I hope that people will respect her as an ambassador, because I think that she will be able to inspire other teens to abstain