The cast of Teen Mom OG got quite a surprise when filming started for Season 8. Producers did not inform the cast that a Bristol Palin would be joining the series this fall, leaving Teen Mom stars Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell completely blindsided by the move.
During last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, Lowell and Baltierra discussed the newest addition to Teen Mom OG. Both reality stars admitted that they were shocked when they heard about Palin’s casting, mostly because they had no idea what to expect from her.
“At first we were a little blindsided by it because no one told us… so that was a little interesting,” Lowell explained on the red carpet.
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Although they were surprised by Palin’s casting, Lowell and Baltierra are open to meeting and learning more about her. In fact, according to Page Six, Lowell revealed that she has been talking with MTV producers in an attempt to arrange a meeting with the newcomer.
Baltierra is also excited to meet with Palin and cautioned her to act as normal as possible and avoid being “wild and crazy” on the show. We don’t know how Palin will interact with her co-stars, but we hope that things go smoothly for everyone.
Palin had her first child when she was just a teenager. MTV reportedly offered her a quarter of a million dollars to appear on Teen Mom OG next season. Palin joins a cast that includes the likes of Lowell, Baltierra, Mackenzie McKee, Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood.
Palin, of course, is famous through association with her mother, Sarah Palin, who ran for Vice President of the United States a few years ago. Palin’s mother was featured in a sneak peek for the upcoming season of Teen Mom, so it should be exciting to see what she brings to the show.
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Palin first drew attention when she became pregnant with former boyfriend, Levi Johnston, at the age of 17. The pregnancy took place in 2008 and coincided with her mom’s bid for the vice presidency under Senator John McCain’s ticket. Although they share a son together, Palin and Johnston ultimately called it quits in 2010. Johnston, however, will appear at some point on Teen Mom OG, along with his current wife, Sunny.
Fans can watch Bristol Palin and the rest of the cast in action when the new season of Teen Mom OG premieres this fall on MTV.