Well, she may not be an OG, but she’s definitely one of most famous former teen moms of all time.
TMZ announced moments ago that Bristol Palin is joining the cast of Teen Mom OG in time for the long-running series’ upcoming season.
Needless to say, fans of the show are buzzing with anticipation.
TMOG remains a ratings powerhouse, but almost a decade into its run, producers have made no secret about the fact that they’ve been on the lookout for a way to keep things fresh.
Casting the daughter of the most bonkers vice presidential candidate in US history should certainly help them to achieve that goal.
Here’s what we know about the situation so far:
The Governor’s Daughter
The daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Bristol first gained national attention during her mother’s vice-presidential campaign.
A Reluctant Celebrity
Just 17 at the time, Bristol’s pregnancy was announced while her mother was serving as John McCain’s running mate in 2008.
Bristol made headlines not only for her pregnancy, but for her outspoken views about birth control and abstinence that did not always align with the conservative right so aggressively courted by her mother.
Interestingly, Bristol’s rise to fame coincided with the launch of the 16 and Pregnant/Teen Mom franchise on MTV.
Big Shoes to Fill
Now, Bristol will be taking the spot vacated by Farrah Abraham, who was fired by producers for either being difficult or refusing to give up her porn career. (It depends on whom you believe.)
Up to the Task
It’s impossible to imagine a new cast member delivering as much drama as Farrah, but if anyone on the planet is capable, it’s Bristol …