Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is set to be joining the cast of ABC’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’. Bristol will make her debut on an upcoming episode when the show returns for its third season this summer. She will be playing herself on the show and befriend new teen mom Amy.
Executive producer Brenda Hampton thinks that casting “the most famous teenage mom in America” will draw special attention to the show’s topics. “I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we’ve been exploring for a couple of seasons now.”
The young mom is excited to be part of the show, too. “I am thrilled to be on this show and to be a part of a program that educates teens and young adults about he consequences of teen pregnancy,” Palin said in a statement.