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Bristol Palin may not have been the best dancer on Dancing with the Stars, but the third-place winner dominated when it came to press coverage and ratings. Now that she's America's sweetheart -- well, for a good chunk of America, anyhow -- what will be the twenty-year-old single mom's next move?
Prior to DWTS, Palin was being paid big bucks to speak about teen parenthood and abstinence education. If she decided to go back to that job, she could probably double her going rate of $35K per speech, and set aside a nice little college fund for son Tripp.
However, now that she's experienced the national spotlight, Palin may be aiming a little higher. According to Popeater, she's about to become the spokesperson for "a middle America fashion brand." (We have no idea what this means. Chico's? Old Navy? A Pea in the Pod?)
The site says that Bristol also has a book deal -- and, of course, a "multi-million offer" from yet another reality show.
We all know that the reality TV train doesn't run forever (just ask Kate Gosselin), but now would be the right time for Bristol to hop on board. We imagine she'd choose something inspirational in nature: an Extreme Home Makeovers sort of show, or perhaps a series about teen moms for Oprah Winfrey's new network. Much as we'd love to see her on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here or a VH1 dating show (Bristol of Love!), we suspect that her mom Sarah Palin would veto these options faster than national health care.
For now, Bristol is back in Alaska, weighing her options. And although she's not celebrating her win, Palin must be celebrating her Dancing with the Stars earnings: over $345,000 in total!
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