Bristol Palin Baby Tripp The Candie's Foundation PSA Teen Pregnancy

Bristol and Tripp Palin show the not-so-glamorous reality of teen pregnancy in a new Candie's Foundation PSA. Photo courtesy of The Candie's Foundation

To highlight Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May, The Candie's Foundation -- which caught some heat last summer for its abstinence-themed T-shirt -- tapped famed daughter and teen mom Bristol Palin for a new public service announcement.

Alongside her towheaded son Tripp, Palin appears in both print and television campaigns. In the former (above), a barefaced Palin, with her hair in a messy ponytail, holds 3-month-old Tripp on her lap, next to the foreboding quote, "I never thought I would be a statistic. More than 750,000 teenage girls will become pregnant this year."

In the television PSA (watch it below), Sarah Palin's daughter, wearing pearls and a tweed blazer, stands in a plush living room while asking viewers a series of questions.

"What if I didn't come from a famous family? What if I didn't have all their support? What if I didn't have all of these opportunities?" the 19-year-old asks while images of her famous Republican clan flash on the screen.

"Believe me, it wouldn't be pretty," Palin concludes as the scene changes to just her and Tripp in a barren room, both in drab clothing. "Pause before you play."

In a behind-the-scenes interview with Palin, she explains why she signed on to work with The Candie's Foundation -- an organization striving to educate youth about the devastating outcome of teen pregnancy.

"I think I'm extremely blessed to... have this sort of life experience publicized so that others can learn from my story," she says.

"I hope it opens up a dialogue for parents to talk to their kids about teen pregnancy and the consequences. If I can prevent just one person from getting pregnant as a teen, all of this will be worth it."



As for her own goals, Palin says, "Five years from now, hopefully I'll have a better education, a career path lined up, and just be a good mom."

But for now, her day-to-day existence is a grind.

"A typical day, I'm waking up extremely early and getting my son ready to go off with the babysitter while I'm at work all day," she says.

"Once I get off from work, I'm playing with him, giving him a bath, feeding him dinner, doing the laundry, doing the dishes. There's a lot of juggling that's involved."

Bristol Palin will continue to publicize her experience with teen pregnancy when she makes her upcoming acting debut, playing a teen mom, on the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

Meanwhile, read about Britney Spears's most recent Candie's campaign.