She's getting that coin! Even though Bristol Palin isn't technically an OG of MTV's Teen Mom franchise, she's getting paid like one. Just days after news broke that the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be joining Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, and Catelyn Lowell as Farrah Abraham's replacement on Teen Mom OG, details about her salary have been revealed — and she's going to be getting a pretty large check to allow MTV cameras to film her life.
Bristol will be getting paid $250,000 for her first year on the show, according to Us Weekly. Her contract also included an option to join for a second and third year, with a $50,000 raise for each year. If she stays on the show for three years, she could be making $350,000.
Bristol was offered a six-figure salary, but she was hoping to be paid double what she settled for. "Bristol came in hoping for a very big payday, and really thought she could and would get $500,000," an insider said. "None of the Teen Mom’s, even Farrah, made close to that when they first started or even now."
But even though Bristol is making about the same as the rest of her new co-stars, they weren't making that much money during their first season. When the show started in 2009, Maci, Amber, Farrah, and Cate were all paid modest salaries that only increased over time.
Bristol became a teen mom when she was 17 years old in 2008, which was around the same time that Maci, Amber, Farrah, and Cate also got pregnant with their first children. Bristol's teenage pregnancy was particularly scandalous because at the time, her mother was campaigning with John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
But Sarah is nothing but supportive of her daughter, and she thinks that Bristol will help add a different perspective to the show by telling her story. "Bristol’s going to be a great messenger for overcoming a little bit of challenge and doing well in life," Sarah told TMZ.
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