Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin  born October 18,  is an American public speakerreality television personality, and real estate agent.
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She is the oldest daughter and second of five children of Todd and Sarah Palin. Palin competed in the fall season of Dancing with the Stars and reached the finals, finishing in third place. Palin first became the subject of media attention when her pregnancy was announced during her mother's unsuccessful run for vice president. She called for all teens to abstain from sex. Palin was not employed by the Campaign, nor was she a spokesperson for the organization.
Also in MayPalin was named a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador for the Candie's Foundation  a teen pregnancy prevention organization that is a division of the Candie's clothing brand. Her role as a spokesperson drew some public criticism.
Bonnie Fullerformer editor-in-chief of YMquestioned whether the net effect of Palin's public speaking had glamorized rather than discouraged teen pregnancy, noting that the "picture perfect" imagery of a People magazine spread seemed to make her "the poster girl for teen momhood". In a July 10,interview with Drew PinskyPalin said she doesn't want to "be named as an abstinence preacher I'm not out there saying don't have sex. I hate that kind of stuff. Birth control needs to be used effectively each and every single time if you're gonna be having sex.
I'm not advocating [abstinence] for everyone else. On July 13,Palin had an interview with Christianity Today in which she reaffirmed her stance on abstinence. Discussing whether she still thought that abstinence was unrealistic, as she had said inshe said "that quote was taken out of context.
What I am trying to say is it's not realistic for everyone InBristol Palin took to her blog to correct the media regarding what the Candies Organization is and her role within it, stating, "Let's get another thing straight, because I can't tolerate all the talk on this subject.
They are a teen pregnancy prevention non-profit and I worked for them when I was 18 and 19 — when I could share first hand the challenges of being a teen mother. I know you remember me most from when Mom ran for Vice President.
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However, I'm not 17 anymore, I am I've been employed at the same doctor's office for over six years now; I own a home; I have a well-rounded, beautiful son. I am pregnant [with my second. This is more confirmation on what I've always stood for. I've always been pro-life and I am standing for life now.
She was listed on the company's website as available for conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women's, youth, abstinence, and pro-life programs. Students protested both the high fee she was to be paid out of student-generated funds and her lack of expertise on abstinence in college. Her appearance was cancelled. Palin appeared in an episode of the ABC Family network series The Secret Life of the American Teenagerplaying a friend of the fictional character Amy, a year-old who is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. She filmed the scenes in Los Angeles in March ; the episode aired on July 5, Palin was a competitor on the fall season of Dancing with the Stars.
She was partnered with professional Mark Ballasa two-time champion on the show who won with Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6, and with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in Season 8.
Despite getting the lowest scores from the judges for a of weeks, Palin and Ballas avoided being eliminated during the season. That attracted media attention and speculation. Executives at ABC and the show's executive producer, Conrad Greenstated that "checks and balances" in the system, including IP address verification, prevent such voting practices, and that "[t]here's nothing in the voting that looks dissimilar to seasons".
Palin's success on the show attracted other negative attention, including death threats against her. In one instance, suspicious white powder was received by the show.
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The powder turned out to be harmless, but security on the show was tightened. On the final show of the season, Palin and Ballas finished in third place. Prior to that show, Palin said that winning "would be like a big middle finger out there to all the people out there who hate my mom and hate me". She helped the crew on a commercial halibut fishing boat. Lifetime ordered 14 episodes for original broadcast. She was again partnered with Mark Ballas. The two were eliminated in week 4 of the season, in which they had the second-lowest score from the judges.
She quit in April In the book, Palin candidly discusses aspects of her personal life, including tensions with the McCain family and losing her virginity.
The book received mixed reviews from critics and readers. When John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate in late Augusthis advisers had already been informed of her year-old daughter Bristol's pregnancy, which they believed would be a political liability because the teen was unmarried.
That was the plan from the start. Intwo months after her 18th birthday, Palin gave birth to her and Johnston's son. It was my decision. Palin and Johnston ended their engagement in March Palin asked the court to use pseudonyms for herself and Johnston to keep the normally public proceedings private, arguing that the media attention would not be good for the.
On December 27, the judge ruled in favor of Johnston, and it was publicly announced that the pair had been battling for legal custody.
Palin tried to win full custody rights and child support consistent with Johnston's income, made statements that Johnston had "exercised sporadic visitation rights", and tried to present him as a bad father by speculating without offering evidence that he "wants the rights for his own self-promotion". In Februarya judge ruled that Johnston had to pay back child support, with a hearing set to determine the amount of ongoing support payments.
That month, Palin and her son began living in a condo she had purchased in Anchorage, where she was working at a dermatologist's office and taking business courses at a community college. On June 25,Palin announced she was pregnant with her second child, and that the father was Meyer.
On February 13,Palin and Meyer announced their separation and that Meyer had filed for divorce. In Septembershe got into an argument in a bar with a man who criticized her mother; Palin accused him of being a homosexual.
Palin opposed the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali. Daughter of Sarah Palin. WasillaAlaskaU. Dakota Meyer.
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