In case you missed the completely WTF news, Briston Pail (otherwise known as Sarah Palin's daughter) has joined the cast of MTV's Teen Mom. Which, to be clear, was originally created to showcase the struggles of every-day teen parents across the country.
So, how much is Bristol pocketing for the new gig? A lot. An Us Weekly source reports that Bristol will earn "$250,000 for the first season with an option for a second and third year" and she'll "also receive an additional $50,000 for each option exercised."
TMZ originally reported the news of Bristol's casting, saying she has "signed on as a regular on the show," and will replace Farrah Abraham in the OG series alongside Amber Portwood, Catelynn Baltierra, and Maci Bookout. Shortly after, Bristol confirmed the wild news herself:
Teen Mom insider Ashley Majeski, who runs Ashley's Reality Roundups, says Bristol has been shooting for the show "for a few weeks" and the other cast members didn't even know:
"Amber, Catelynn and Maci did not even know... It was kept under wraps because MTV was afraid that Sarah [Palin] would pull out, and MTV knew that the original girls would be upset. In fact, they even used a different name when discussing Bristol being on the show, to keep it a secret!"
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