TMZ has the news that young mom Bristol Palin, 20, made a jaw-dropping $262,000 in 2009 for her role as some kind of abstinence ambassador for Candies. She’s still working for them to this day and just put out an awful PSA a few months ago with The Situation. Bristol was paid quite a bit more last year for her long running stint on Dancing With The Stars and for speaking engagements, with her fee verified as at least $14,000 and rumored to be as high as $30,000 an appearance. She’s since purchased a home outright. This example of 21st century nepotism at its finest isn’t going away anytime soon. Bristol has a memoir coming out this summer.
Here’s TMZ’s report on Bristol’s payday in 2009. It’s probably safe to assume she made more than this last year:
Bristol Palin BANKED more than $262 thousand in 2009, for her role as a spokesperson for a teen pregnancy prevention campaign.
The former “Dancing With The Stars” contestant became an ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation in 2009 when she was 18 … just a few months after giving birth to her son, Tripp … and according to tax documents, the job PAID OFF.
The foundation’s website says Bristol “plays an important role by helping other teens understand the incredible challenges teen parents face, and encouraging them to wait until they are socially and financially independent to start their families.”
According to the website, Bristol is still working for the organization.
So all you have to do to get rich is to have a famous controversial mom, an (arguably) likable personality and the gumption to believe you’re qualified to represent something you’ve publicly failed at. It also doesn’t hurt if you can dance, but obviously that’s not what led Bristol to this payday back in 2009. At least she’s going to college and aspiring for some kind of media career. She’ll have something to fall back on when her mom is no longer the poster girl for Fox News. I would say I’m looking forward to Sarah Palin fading away, but someone will take her place for sure. I learned my lesson from Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. We thought Paris was annoying, but we didn’t know the half of it.
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Written by Celebitchy
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