Reality television star Kim Kardashian has some encouraging suggestions for “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin, who has been a hot news item lately for getting re-constructive jaw surgery, having a significantly different facial appearance, and landing her own reality series.
In a Wednesday evening interview with E! Online, Kardashian said of the 20-year-old single mother’s upcoming reality program endeavor, “Don’t do anything to play up for the cameras, just be yourself.”
A cast member for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kardashian has been a reality star for many years and had more tips for Palin.
“The more authentic something is, the more people will really see that and tune in and love it,” Kardashian said. “So I wish her the best of luck on a reality show. It’s a lot, sharing that personal side of you but I think she’ll have fun doing it.”
Palin’s new program, which is slated to air later this year, will follow her relocation from Alaska to Los Angeles with her little boy, Tripp, to work at a small charity while living with her close friends, Chris and Kyle Massey.
Earlier this year, Kardashian ripped on reality program “Teen Mom” for setting a bad example for young viewers. Coincidentally, Palin was a teen mother herself.
“It seems that shows like ‘Teen Mom’ are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls,” Kardashian wrote in a January post in which she cited a recent news story about 90 girls at a Memphis High School becoming pregnant.
“The kids from [“Teen Mom] are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have been become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize!” Kardashian wrote.
On the possibility of giving birth while still a teenager, Kardashian wrote, “That thought wouldn’t even have entered my head. Having a baby is one one of the biggest, and most life-changing decisions a person can make and while I’m not saying that no teen is in the position to raise a child, having a baby so young shouldn’t be seen as the trendy thing to do.”