Pregnant Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, displayed her tiny baby bump and duck face in an Instagram photo snapped at the dermatology office where she works as a medical assistant.
Bristol, a politically conservative single mother and former abstinence ambassador, celebrated six years on the job by posting a pregnant Instagram selfie, hiding her baby bump under a black coat.
“Celebrated six years working for the best people I know,” Palin wrote in the photo caption. “This place is my home. ❤️❤️ (I actually have a job. #shocker)”
Bristol’s ridiculous duck face spurred comments her face looks completely different from a few years ago. In 2010, Bristol admitted she got plastic surgery to shave down her chin. Palin also got liposuction on her neck to get rid of her double chin.
While Bristol claimed she got the plastic surgery for medical reasons, there’s no question the cosmetic enhancements drastically improved her appearance.
“Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons so my jaw and teeth could properly realign,” said Palin. “I don’t obsess over my face [anymore].”
Who Is the Father? Bristol Won’t Say
Bristol, 24, has been on the defense since announcing in June that she’s pregnant for a second time out of wedlock.
While Palin had initially expressed “disappointment” over her unplanned pregnancy, she later reversed course, claiming she had planned to get pregnant a second time shortly after breaking off her engagement from ex-fiance Dakota Meyer.
A furious Bristol, a former abstinence advocate, hit back at critics who laughed over her pregnancy, saying her second baby was not a mistake.
“I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume,” Palin wrote on her blog. “I do not regret this baby. This baby is not a disappointment, and I cannot wait to be a mom times two.”
Bristol’s “planned pregnancy” claims contradicted her original blog post June 25, when she suggested her second pregnancy was not planned and she was very upset to be expecting her second baby out of wedlock.
In May, Palin abruptly called off her engagement to 26-year-old Marine veteran Dakota Meyer amid allegations Meyer had hidden a 2008 marriage from Bristol.
Palin did not say who the father of her second baby is, although unconfirmed sources claim Bristol’s ex-fiance Dakota is the father (but that begs the question: Why call off the engagement then?).
Bristol’s refusal to identify who the father of her second baby is has fueled rumors she had cheated on Dakota Meyer, and that’s why they called off their engagement.
Teen Mom Bristol Was Paid $262K To Promote Abstinence Before Marriage
Bristol caused a scandal during her mom Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential bid after revealing she was pregnant out of wedlock at age 18 by then-boyfriend Levi Johnston.
Bristol gave birth to son Tripp in December 2008. She and Levi were briefly engaged but later broke up.
Bristol’s single-mom status made headlines because her mom had taken a very public stance for abstinence before marriage. Sarah Palin was ridiculed as a hypocrite when the press learned her daughter was not only having premarital sex, but had gotten pregnant.
Bristol’s single-mom status was ruthlessly mocked shortly after she announced her second pregnancy because of her past gig as an abstinence ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation.
In another ironic move, in 2009 Bristol was named an ambassador for a campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy by encouraging abstinence before marriage.
Bristol Palin was paid $262,500 for her abstinence speaking tour. She earned an additional $70,000 in 2010. “I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it,” Bristol vowed in 2009.