A few days ago, I posted before and after pictures of Bristol Palin‘s chin. It looked to me as though she had plastic surgery. 95% of you agreed in my poll. Ms. Palin has repsonded. I should have known Bristol would catch wind of it. I sure hope I don’t get the “moose treatment!”
(Courtesy of MSNBC)
The 20-year-old daughter of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tells Us Weekly that she underwent corrective jaw surgery in December, a month after she finished third on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Her face now appears thinner, with higher cheekbones and an angular jaw.
“Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons,” she told the magazine for its May 23 issue, which will be on newsstands Friday.
Palin said she had the procedure so her jaw and teeth could properly realign.
While growing up, she wore braces and a device to help correct an overbite. But she said her dentist warned her that she’d have to have surgery one day.
The Palin family’s lawyer declined to comment to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Palin said she is pleased with the new look.
“I look older, more mature and don’t have as much of a chubby little baby face,” she told the magazine.
Palin said she doesn’t obsess over her face and would consider plastic surgery only in an extreme situation.
“I wouldn’t get plastic surgery unless I got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured,” she said.
Palin will be back on TV by the end of the year, starring in a reality series for the Bio Channel. The as-yet-untitled series will follow her move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity. She will live with actor brothers Kyle and Christopher Massey.
Kyle Massey is a fellow “Dancing” contestant and Palin’s good friend, the network said.
Palin can also soon add author to her resume.
She signed with William Morrow to publish “Not Afraid of Life,” to come out this summer. Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, has said the memoir would provide “an inside look at her life.”
Levi Johnston, the father of her child, also is planning a tell-all book about his tumultuous relationship with the Palin family.
Touchstone Publishing has a fall publication date for Johnston’s book, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs.”