The internet just loves it when Bristol Palin makes a move. Any move. Whether it’s getting paid questionably large amounts to do abstinence PSA’s or possibly using that money to get a chin implant, which is the latest scandal around the Alaskan political kid turn famous teen mother. Looking at the photos of a much slimmed down Bristol that have been flitting around cyber space, it’s very hard to tell whether she’s had surgery or not. Many of the more reactionary tabloids seem certain, but women often lose weight in their faces first, so it seems very possible that she’s just dropped a few pounds.
As one commenter on Gawker pointed out, Bristol did get called out pretty mercilessly for her extra pounds while she was on Dancing with the Stars. Though the twenty year old has never looked particularly overweight to us, it’s easy to understand how public discussion of her weight could lead her to want to slim down. We only hope that she didn’t decide she needed surgery as well. Her face was already beautiful, so if she really has gone under the knife for the sake of a more defined chin, that’s a shame.
That being said, it’s also her business. Bristol has made a career out of the press’s fascination with her life, so we maybe have a little less sympathy for her than we might otherwise, but its hard enough to maintain a healthy attitude about your weight as a young woman. Having the world comment on it ad nausium must be awful. Lets cut the kid a break, shall we?