Bristol Palin showed off her impressive post-baby weight loss in a bikini while vacationing in Hawaii. In the Instagram photo, a bikini-clad Bristol cradles daughter Sailor, who was born in December 2015.
The never-married Palin — who had advocated abstinence before marriage before getting pregnant out of wedlock twice — looked fit and healthy as she relaxed on the beach.
Bristol, 25, has been on the defense since announcing her second unplanned pregnancy. While Palin had initially expressed disappointment over her pregnancy, she later claimed she had planned to get pregnant after breaking off her engagement from ex-fiance Dakota Meyer.
An Alaska judge recently awarded Bristol and Dakota joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.
Under the agreement, Meyer will fly 3,600 miles from his Kentucky home to Alaska twice a month to be with his daughter.
Bristol had initially tried to prevent Dakota from having any overnight visits with Sailor, according to the Daily Mail. Meyer still has not met his daughter.
Meanwhile, Bristol has undergone a dramatic transformation since getting plastic surgery in 2010 to slim down her jawline. Palin also got liposuction to remove the fat from her double chin, as Examiner has reported.
While Bristol claimed she got plastic surgery for “medical reasons,” the operations drastically improved her appearance.
Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons so my jaw and teeth could properly realign. I don’t obsess over my face [anymore].”
Bristol, who was teased in the blogosphere for her double chin and chubby cheeks, now looks more sophisticated, with an angular jawline and higher cheekbones. “I wouldn’t get plastic surgery unless I got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured,” said the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Bristol caused a scandal during her mom’s 2008 vice presidential bid after revealing she was pregnant at age 18 by then-boyfriend Levi Johnston. Bristol gave birth to son Tripp in December 2008. She and Levi were briefly engaged but later broke up.
Bristol’s single-mom status made headlines because her mom had taken a very public stance for abstinence before marriage.
Sarah Palin was ridiculed as a hypocrite when the press learned her daughter was not only having premarital sex, but had gotten pregnant.
Bristol was mocked again shortly after she announced her second pregnancy in June 2015 because of her past job as an abstinence ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation.
In another ironic move, in 2009 Bristol was named an ambassador for a campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy by encouraging abstinence before marriage. Bristol Palin was paid $262,500 for her abstinence speaking tour in 2009. She earned an additional $70,000 in 2010.
“I’m not going to have sex until I’m married,” Bristol vowed in 2009. “I can guarantee it.” Palin’s second baby out of wedlock was born in December 2015.