Sunday, November 4, 2012

Maci Bookout Becomes A Radio & TV Host

Maci Bookout has been known for her public speaking engagements where she would tell her story of being a teen parent and try to prevent other teens from doing the same thing. She would travel to different colleges around the United States. Maci hasn't done any public speaking engagements since around last spring but has made appearances at clubs and bars over the summer. 

People like seeing Maci so it's no surprise that other career opportunities have opened up for her. We all are waiting for the announcement of her own show, but it may not be the reality tv we thought we would see from her. 

Maci and friend Jessica at the Country
Music Awards
On Maci's twitter she describes herself in her bio as a "public speaker, writer, teen and unplanned pregnancy advocate, radio & TV host." 

That last part is new, does it mean that we will see Maci on our TV screens as a show host instead of a reality star? Only time will tell but it's clear to me that we will be seeing her again, one way or another.

UPDATE: http://www.alltheteenmoms.com/2012/11/maci-bookout-confirms-new-mtv-gig-video.html 

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  1. She doesn't deserve this. People work their asses off in the industry for positions like this. Maci hasn't even gotten her Associate's yet and it's been four years. What a wonderful example to show to viewers that you can literally do absolutely nothing and get rewarded for it. I hope she fails miserably.

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    1. I agree completely

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    2. Wow I'm no big Maci fan, but you two are insanely naive if you say shit like that. Most jobs prefer A LOT OF EXPERIENCE in the field over a DEGREE in the field. If an employer has two job candidates, one with a lot of experience on TV/public speaking/etc like Maci does, and then one who simply has a degree in the subject + some internships or a lot of different random jobs/positions in the field over a period of a few years, they are most likely going to go with the person who has the major experience like Maci. Who has faced the public scrutiny like Maci. Who has been publicly speaking/sharing things like Maci.

      What Maci has been publicly speaking/broadcasting/etc about is completely irrelevant, and whether you guys like it or not, she DOES have experience in the field from her time on Teen Mom, and her public speaking tours outside of it. Employers like that. To say she hasn't worked for this is absolutely ridiculous. She hasn't worked for it in the way that society has taught people should work for it, but nonetheless she has been doing the work. It wasn't behind a desk listening to some professor ramble on about how to do a job then regurgitate the facts on a ton of tests. It wasn't doing a bunch of random internships or jobs in the field for multiple employers or people. Instead, she stuck with one big thing that she was good at, and she worked at it.

      Being on Teen Mom and having public speaking tours about preventing teen pregnancy IS a job. It IS doing work. Most people in professions such as public speaking, entertainment, acting, music, etc, don't get far because of degrees and a bunch of random internships or jobs in the field for multiple employers or people. They get far by having BIG experiences in the field. Just because some people work their asses off in the industry doesn't necessarily mean they are good at their job either or that they are cut out for certain positions, so if you question why those people aren't as far in the industry or get turned down for certain jobs, you should probably question their abilities, not their experience and work ethic.

      Maci isn't being a bad example by taking advantage of the opportunities she is being given. In fact, she is being responsible. She has a son, and she's not going to just turn down a great-paying career opportunity simply because she didn't do it society's way. That would be stupid and a bad example. I understand why you two thought the way you did, but it just proves your lack of understanding about the value of experience in a field, and it also shows that you two believe it's okay to shame people for what career choices they choose. If a parent has income and is taking care of their child, that's what matters. Maci has never said it's wrong of people to go through school and get careers that way, but that's just not the path that her life took her on. Which is okay. She's not hurting you, her son, or anyone else by doing that.

      And like I said earlier, I'm no big Maci fan, but I would never hope someone fails miserably at something especially when they've done nothing horribly wrong. Maci deserves success just as much as the two of you, even though you're acting like scum.

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    3. Actually, no i am not scum for wishing she failed miserably. This girl has absolutely no drive whatsoever. She has consistently failed and dropped her classes at a community college. She pretends to care about school but it's obvious that she doesn't. Her focus is on boozing it up with her friends on a daily basis.

      Have you ever actually seen her speak before? She's terrible! There are videos of her doing broadcasts for her school and they're so bad. I watched a lot of the videos, even ones that didn't include Maci and every single person was 1000x better than her. It was pathetic because she does have more experience than they do but they are all so much better and talented. Her voice is monotone and sounds like a chain smoker, she never looks interested and she's boring. She would make a terrible host at anything.

      And please, don't tell me that education in the Journalism world means nothing. You NEED an education in the reporting world. It's is a completely different field than acting or singing. It DOES require education. You get experience by putting yourself out there and by going to reputable colleges that will help you land good internships in college and help you get good jobs once you graduate.

      PS I am Broadcast Journalism student in college right now. You're speaking to the wrong person when it comes to their knowledge in the field. Ya know, i actually am getting in education in the field and know what i'm talking about. People like Maci are the reason people don't care about school because they think that anything will come to them without actually working for it. Maci hasn't worked a day in her life. Everything has been handed to her on a silver platter. I do wish she fails miserably, because the people who DO deserve that position who have climbed their way up in the industry since college would be getting the position.

      Maci is the last person i want representing my field of work. Not only because she is lazy and hasn't worked to earn it, but because the life she lives off of tv is disgusting. NO employer would EVER hire her if they saw the pictures she posts about drinking all the time. Employers DO look at twitter and facebook of their employers or possible future employers. Why should someone who is drunk 24/7 get a job and openly posts about it get a good job? Nobody who is famous would get it because it would give the employer a bad name. Maci is full of herself and is a lazy drunk. So i'm scum for not wanting HER to represent those such as myself? No.

      Two of the people that i look up to, Giuliana Rancic and Erin Andrews, have college degrees. I am proud to look up to two successful women who deserve all of the fame and success they've gotten over the years. It would be my dream to even be half as successful as these they are. THEY are who i'm proud to have representing my field, not people such as Maci.

      Giuliana Rancic: Bachelors from the University of Maryland-College Park in Journalism, Masters from American University in Journalism. One of the most well known reporters.

      Erin Andrews: Bachelors from the University of Florida in Telecommunications. The most well known Sportscaster.

      Maci: Four years so far at Chattanooga State Community College. No degree yet. Tons of failed and dropped classes. Sucks at what she does with tons of experience.

      I am passionate about broadcasting and i'm proud to be in college and getting a degree for it. I have no respect for someone like Maci who hasn't worked for it and will never work for it.

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    4. and again... I agree completely lol

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    5. First of all don't imply that community college is easy or inferior (your wording made it sound that way), because it is the equivalent to the first two years of university, and as someone who transferred from a community college to a university after my first two years when I was a student, I can say that community college students I knew worked much harder and cared much more about their education than any university students I ever knew.

      You make A LOT of assumptions about who Maci is as a person based on editing by MTV, based on pictures she chooses to post online, and based on what is seen by the public. I'm not a big Maci fan, but I'm not so ignorant to not realize that I (and no one but the people who really spend quality time with her) really don't know enough about her to make all the statements you just did.

      Maci does work. She has not had everything handed to her. Just because someone is on a reality TV show doesn't mean they have everything handed to them. There is work involved in being on reality TV. I don't like many of these girls, but I would never say they had things handed to them because that's just not factual. I have not heard much of Maci speak, but I wouldn't doubt she is the way you described. Regardless, she still has the major experience on her resume, and employers in journalism and broadcasting do consider that. I know what I'm talking about as well. I have had actual experiences in the broadcasting industry, as well as studied it while I went to school (and it sounds like I'm the graduated one of the two of us). I have also had jobs in other parts of entertainment/public appearance/speaking. So if I were you I would opt out of a pissing contest attitude on which of us knows the most about this.

      You really need to read what the person a comment down at 11:53 said. They are right on. You are way too worked up over the fact that Maci may have a broadcasting career while others you look up to, and others you know may never have the same type of career. And let me tell you right now - no one in the industry likes people who whine and complain about someone else's opportunities the way you are right now. No one likes someone who wishes failure on others just because they don't have the same advantages. You sound incredibly immature, and if this is the attitude you plan to maintain throughout your career and life, you should walk away from journalism right now. No one wants to work with someone who throws tantrums. In life not everyone who works hard for something gets the same opportunities as others who didn't do the same type of work at something. "Unequals" have advantages that others don't. Life isn't "fair," and neither is this industry. Accept it and stop complaining, or leave it.

      I wish the best for you and I hope you are successful in all that you aspire to do, because you deserve the best life has to offer. But you really need to stop focusing on putting others down. That won't get you anywhere.

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    6. I forgot to add that you don't know all about Maci's life struggles and inner emotional state. Life and personal issues that you may not know about do get in the way of many people being successful in educational institutions for periods of time, but that doesn't mean they are lazy, not hard-working, or constant partiers (and being a normal young woman hanging out with your friends having drinks is hardly anything to be ashamed of unless it interferes with their parenting or job, which it doesn't seem it has in Maci's case). It means they are having difficult times, and adding school to the mix complicates things too much for their well-being. Some people can juggle it, and others can't, but that doesn't mean they are bad, lazy, etc., and you really shouldn't judge that experience because everyone is different emotionally.

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    7. For one, there ARE Universities that are better than community colleges. Don't act ridiculous. But that wasn't my point at all. My point is, is that Maci has consistently failed and dropped her classes at community college. She's not attending an Ivy League University and she's not attending colleges that are difficult such as Vanderbilt (since it's in Tennessee, perfect example). To be attempting an Associate's Degree for four years is embarrassing and you can't justify it so don't even try. If she has time to travel the country on a weekly basis and get drunk, than she has time to go to classes. You may know people who were prepared for university from community college, but i'm sure they didn't take over four years to move on to university.

      They are no assumptions, they are facts. There is a clear difference and none of what i posted it assumptions. Showing her grades on the show and showing her drop classes because she didn't want to go wasn't editing. That was real life and it was consistently the same thing all four seasons. Maci going out and partying every single night is also fact and not assumption. When Maci isn't flat out posting it, her friends are. She lives a disgusting drunken life,maybe somebody you'll open your eyes and see it like a lot of others are.

      Maci does not work. Filming ended months ago (and that definitely wasn't a job), she hasn't done a speaking engagement since last spring and this was the first and currently only hosting gig she's had. Please tell me how she's "working". She's been partying her ass off the whole year and even the days she did speaking engagements she went out partying afterwards.

      You may be graduated, but don't take that as me "opting out of the pissing contest." I've had field experience since my junior year of high school doing reporting for a tv network. Growing up in the Tri-State area, we have Tri-State area exclusive tv network called "MSG Varsity" which is a branch network of "MSG" which focuses on high school athletics. I've did on field reporting for them, i helped them film on the field, i took part in the pre and post game shows and i worked in the bus where the crew worked. I did this for two years in high school. While in high school i was also the host of our daily news broadcast that aired in all of the classrooms as well as the weekly tv show that aired on one of the local tv stations in the evening. During my freshman year of college i put myself out there in the first week of classes and went to the campus tv and radio stations and introduced myself and said to contact me if they're interested. By mid semester i got my foot in the door for both. I was gaining more and more experience and none of these i was every paid for. I've had paid summer internships for two years in a row with major networks in New York City and i also have connections with the MLB Network, YES Network, CBS Sports, and MSG for after i graduate because i have put myself out there and have worked with career counselors. So don't tell me that just because i haven't graduated yet doesn't mean i don't have experience. I'm getting tons of experience while getting an education. You need both and those who don't do both don't go anywhere, as they shouldn't. If Maci was getting an education while doing this as experience than i would be fine with it, but she's not.

      I'm not worked up over anything. I'm stating the truth and i think deep down you see where i'm coming from. It's a dog eat dog worled, putting down people in the work force of your field is not uncommon. You should know that. I wish you luck in your career because i'm sure you've earned. I wish Maci failure because she didn't earn it.

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    8. And because my previous comment was too long to fit this:

      And Maci hasn't struggled. She's had it the easiest out of the whole cast and most working families in the US. She has Ryan & Dalis, she had Kyle, two supportive sets of grandparents, awesome friends and an MTV cash flow. Her life is easy. And going out once in a while for a drink or two is fine. Getting drunk out of your mind ever night is not okay and it's not healthy. Not to mention that she harped on Ryan for the EXACT same thing that she's doing (but much worse and more frequently).

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    9. Just curious, how are community colleges worse than universities? I have a two year degree that I got from a tech college; I also go to a private university. Universities are great for 4 year degrees, grad school, and doctorates. Community colleges are advantageous for those who have limited funds, want an education, whether it's a certificate or degree. Both are equally acceptable and are for different purposes. For god sakes, if someone has an education who the hell cares where they went anyways. Maci shouldn't get a job like this over someone with a degree. She doesn't have "experience", she got pregnant at 16..that's it.

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    10. I don't think anyone is dissing her for going to community college... i think what they are saying is it's embarrassing to go to a community college for 4 years and still not have a 2 year degree. Which it is. If you want to act like that is acceptable you are crazy.

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  2. Stop being so emotional. Seriously it's so fucking weird how some of you get get SO UPSET about a teen mom who doesn't even know you exist.

    If Maci truly doesn't work hard or has no talent, she'll be dropped like a hot potato and will fade into obscurity. End of story. You're young but you'll learn soon enough that networking and knowing the right people is crucial in getting your foot in the door. If she's got MTV producers who are willing to vouch for her, that's going to be a much more of an asset than your OMG JOURNALISM degree.

    You're likely one of those people who thinks that life should be fair and people should all make the same choices you do, because obviously you're so smart! And so passionate! But the real world is much different. Not everything is fair, and people will be promoted/hired over you, and shit happens. Maci was very fortunate to be in a position where she knows people in the industry, but just because she's not working hard in YOUR eyes doesn't mean she deserves to "fail miserably" and have a shitty life just because YOU have to pursue a different route.

    For fuck's sake get over yourself already.

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  3. I don't think anybody has anything against Maci personally, I think they just hate her attitude and interpretation of all this. She genuinely believes that she has done all this on her own. She doesn't even think somebody like Ryan deserves to breathe the same air as her because she has just persevered and just overcome so much adversity in life. Maci's life has not been hard at all. Period. She has an extremely supportive baby daddy, her parents, Ryan's parents, Dalis, her friends, and Kyle #1 was a HUGE help to her that she just spit on and never appreciated. He watched Bentley while she was at classes, gave Bentley a male figure to look up to when Ryan wasn't around. Kyle #1 was a better father figure to Bentley than most 22 year old males are to their own children. Let alone the fact that I don't think a single one of my friends would be willing to step into a father-role for a child that isn't his.

    And Maci never appreciated any of this. She thinks the world owes her something and that she's actually achieved all of this because of her own work ethic. Newsflash: Maci's work ethic is nonexistent. If it doesn't include finding a penis to stick inside her, finding the kiosk that hold the ticket to her next weekend party, or finding a bottle opener to open her drink, she doesn't care. I'm so tired of none of these girls admitting that the opportunities that they've been given have been 95% luck and 5% letting the film crew in the door when they knock. It's clear that some of them are given certain editing or that some of them play it up for the camera, yet not a single one of them will buck up and admit that they love the limelight and don't care about school if they can keep riding the MTV gravy-train.

    It's not wrong for us to want to see hard-working people succeed. It pains me to see that these girls are raking in 100,000 paychecks when unemployment is so high. There are so many people out there that need help and these girls just don't give a shit. How many of them have we seen do volunteer work? We saw Chelsea raise $500 of which she raised by begging her twitter followers for money. All of these girls should take a count of every "selfie" they have posted on instagram, triple that number, and do that many hours of volunteer work every week. None of them are employed (except Kail) and the ones that are enrolled in college don't go (except Kail). Most of them give their children away for 2-4 days a week. I volunteer for 2 hours every single Wednesday morning, am a full time BSN nursing student with a 3.6 GPA, and work 20 hours a week. Why is it that I can find time to volunteer when I make less than $200 a week, but Maci has never done anything worth noting when she makes 6 figures a year???

    One of my favorite quotes to live by: "Luck is a funny thing because it’s easy to accept it when it goes our way. But we never want to admit that it was actually luck that got us there. Every success in life has a little luck behind it, most major successes have a lot of luck behind them. As humans it is hard for us to remember that and even harder to admit. We want to pat ourselves on the back and say that we did it all ourselves. It was our work ethic and perseverance that got us there, not the fact that half of our successes were just us being in the right place at the right time."

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    1. Your frustration is completely understandable. Your insane assumptions about the difficulties of Maci's life are ridiculous and you have no credibility saying Maci's life has not been hard unless you are Maci, because no one knows the true struggle of someone's life unless they are that person themselves. Everyone, EVERYONE has issues and difficulties. A lot goes on in someone's life that the outside doesn't see or comprehend.

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    2. Well Maci was actually the exact person that told us she put absolutely everything out there for the world to see and has never held anything back. Everyone has struggle in their life, you are correct. But, there is a MAJOR difference between "upper-middle class struggle" and REAL "struggle" in life. Maci's life is similar to my own life which is why I am so critical of her. Her parents are alive, healthy, and married. Ryan is a good dad. Jen and Larry would be more than willing to listen to her if she came to them with something. Bentley is adorable and healthy. She isn't worrying how she's going to put food on the table. She grew up in a beautiful house and continues to live in one now. She has a solid foundation of supportive friends. She had an awesome boyfriend. Where is the struggle?

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  4. I personally know people close to Maci and people that go to her school. Maci knows how to play the game. She would only ever show up to school when film crews were with her to see it. Many scenes in the show were completely staged. Maci doesn't take school seriously. If she did she would be done by now.

    To say that Maci hasn't had things handed to her is hilarious. It's OBVIOUS that she has. If Maci hadn't been on Teen Mom I guarantee that she would have gotten her degree, a job, lived at home with her parents and gotten herself on track. Fame has gone to this girls head.

    I agree that networking is important in whatever industry you are interested in. However... Maci is a horrible public speaker and there ARE other people out there that are more deserving of that position than she is.

    I'm hoping that the network sees that no one wants to see Maci on television anymore. She is rubbing people the wrong way lately. Everyone is starting to realize that she has been a partier this whole time, MTV just needed her to look like the saint. No one likes a hypocrite and she is a huge one. You can't preach about making good decisions and then meanwhile you have never gone without a boyfriend and are getting drunk on a daily basis. Maci's life is not hard. She may face certain struggles that every other person in the world faces emotionally but as far as finances, family, friends. She has plenty and more than a lot of people.

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    1. I agree with all of this. She has let fame go to her head and is a poor example for young girls. Seriously 4 years and can't get an associates degree? Ridiculous. And you can't say she is "busy being a mom" cause thats a lie. She is busy making club appearancs and traveling around the country. Awesome role model there...

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  5. Really? All this ranting and raving about somebody you don't know...ALL based off of your ASSumptions. Or, based on what somebody else told you which is probably bs you are pulling out your ass. She got lucky on a hit reality show that opened up other avenues for her. Same w/the Kardashians, RH wives, BGC, etc. Get over it already. Maci is still the most popular one on that show despite what the haters would have you believe. Not everybody thinks that once you become w/child you are no longer allowed to drink, party and hang out w/friends. None of that has anything to do w/being a saint. The ppl bitching and moaning will be the main ones tuning in to whatever she has going on.

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    1. Actually, I do know a couple of Maci's best friends that are featured on the show all the time. Why would these people sit there and lie? Most of them actually say that they enjoy venting to me because they know I'm not going to run and tell Maci like some of their other friends might. And I couldn't even tell you what happened the last half of the season on Teen Mom. I usually watch the first 4 or 5 episodes, then I find something better to spend my Tuesday nights doing. Usually that involves studying for nursing school. Studying is something most of these girls have proven they don't know much about. So maybe you should stop making ASSumptions about me unless you want to continue to look like an ass.

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    2. anyone can say that they know maci's best friends personally.. doesn't make it true. just because her life is seemingly perfect doesn't mean that she doesn't know any struggle, you don't know what goes on behind closed doors, and her friends that you supposedly know (i doubt that a lot) don't necessarily know everything her/her family's been through. i agree that they should devote a lot more time to volunteering, but i don't understand why focus so much energy on someone you don't like. life's not fair.. nothing you can really do about that.

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    3. This comment sounds like Jordan Bell from facebook and if it's really her than she really does know Maci's friends.

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    4. my point was that ANYONE here can say that they know maci or her friends, since this is an anonymous thing, it doesn't mean that it's true.

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    5. It is and thank you for vouching for me whoever you are. :) M-I-A are my "real life" initials so I use that on here since it's not as public.

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  6. Maci would be the dumbest person in the world if she didn't take advantage of every option teen mom has given her. Yes, she's gotten where she is becasue of luck but that dosen't mean she should throw away what that luck has given her. School will ALWAYS be there however her fame will not last and like it or not fame=money. Single mommys with shit baby daddys need money. She would be a damn FOOL if she prioritized school over the amazeing career opportunity she has lying right at her feet. Maybe she can make a living without going to school. If she can do that why would she go to school. Believe it or not....wait you better sit down for this...not everyone goes to college!!!! *GASP*!!! and that dosen't make them dead beats or losers that means they are able to provide without going (unless they work at mcdonalds or something their whole life with no intention of advancement) . People go to school to get a career. Maci already has one. So the smartest thing for her to do right now to make the most money is to put school on hold. Provided she's saving some of this money she should have enough to get her through school once the fame has run its course.

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    1. Ryan is not a shit baby daddy and he's been the more responsible parent over the past year.

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    2. I have nothing personal against Maci taking advantage of an opportunity given to her, but what I'm saying is that I'm tired of her not admitting that they are just that: opportunities completely based on luck. Maci getting speaking engagements has NOTHING to do with her work ethic, whether she wants to admit that to herself or not. She gets them because MTV gave her a good edit and people want to meet her. It has nothing to do with her talent as a public speaker or her knowledge of teenage pregnancy prevention. She didn't *work* for these things, they were handed to her. But she SAYS that she is super hardworking and changing the world. When in reality all of her "success" is completely based on the fact that she is lucky. Nothing more. A family dog that saves a drowning child from a pool has put in more work to change the world than Maci has. I'm just tired of hearing that she is so great. At her best has the same work ethic as most 21 year olds. She's nothing special.

      The school thing is a perfect example. How many of the girls dropped out of school or don't go to their classes? If there is one thing this show has taught me, it's that a teen mom who has a baby doesn't not finish college because of all the responsibility in her life, it's more likely that she doesn't finish college on time because somebody who is too irresponsible to slip on a condom is probably also too irresponsible to go to classes and do their homework. It actually doesn't really have as much to do with a baby as people make it out to seem.

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    3. "school will always be there" ....... Do you realize how much harder school will be for her when the fame runs out? She could finish school now and be prepared for her future. And I dunno maybe save some of her money instead of taking paying for her friends to fly to different states to party with her every weekend. Or paying for random twitter followers to fly out and meet her. ETC.

      I hope she is ready to run out of fame and have to work full time (8 hours a day, 5 days a week: Which she has never done) and try to go to school and take care of Bentley at the same time.

      The dumbest thing to me is NOT doing school now while she has the time and money to focus on it.

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    4. Well I'm far from famous and schools not super hard for me. I get financial aid(which she couldn't but like I said she should be saving) and I take my classes on my husband and moms days off of work. It's pretty simple really. College is not everyones number 1 priority. Say she makes a life long career out of this. Talent or work ethic aside it's pretty possible. She'll be making more money that you and I put together. why in the world would she waste her time going to school. LIke I said in my original comment. I'm going to school to get a good career and provide for my kids. She already has that. If she still wants to go to school and do something else later in life then she'll ALWAYS have the chance. College is not going anywhere. If she's smart all her money won't either. Yes, she's spending a pretty penny on plane tickets and parties etc but I'm willing to bet she's still got a HUGE bank account. 4 seasons of teen mom, she gets paid for the public speaking, now I guess she's gunna be on the radio. She's making an assload of money. Mia, I do agree with you mostly. I do think she has a work ethic but she just hasen't had to work hard to get where she is. She just got lucky to be picked for the show. What bother me most is how people talk about how farrah is sooooooo driven and hard working. Uh no. I don't care if she went to school. She's driven by nothing but greed. Hell I'd rather see Maci spending money flying random fans to meet her than Farrha getting plastic surgery.

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    5. and while yes Ryan has been better to Bentley he's still awful to Maci. Thats what I mean by shit baby daddy.

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    6. Thats the thing though. It's better to be safe than sorry. She got LUCKY with her career. They want her because she was on teen mom and a fan favorite who got good ratings. Not because she is talented or knows what she is doing. Eventually people aren't going to hire her just for who she is. They will want something else... like you know... an education, talent, etc.

      For her to blow off school for the past 4 years is ridiculous and stupid if you ask me. She didn't KNOW she was going to get this new job. She should be DONE with school by now.

      for you school may have been easy but look at how hard it has been for Maci to stay on track without having a job or really doing anything other than partying and spending money. You really think it will be so easy for her in the future?

      What are her parents doing letting her blow off school all this time? She preached on the show how important her education was and has done nothing to back it up.

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    7. and seriously I would rather see Farrah get plastic surgery than Maci spend all her time partying and living the high life and ignoring her son.

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    8. Maci is an adult. How can you even say why are her parents letting her do this? I'm a grown ass woman and I sure as hell don't let my mom boss me around. She's walking through the big huge open door that right in front of her instead of hunkering down and trying to open others.

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    9. Her parents allowed her to do stupid things while she was still a teenager, while she still needed guidance. That is probably why she got pregnant in the first place. Her mother enables her drinking by watching Bentley so she can go to clubs, and by dropping off alcohol at Maci's house before she could legally buy it herself. Do you think that at 21 Maci has learned all she needs to from her parents? If so that means that you are probably young and think you know everything still.

      Maci has slacked off for so long now that yeah of course she is running through that open door in front of her, she HAS to, so she can hold onto her fame and keep that income that she is accustomed to.

      but if this is the field she wants to be in, she needs to back it up with a degree. Instead of heading off to Texas as soon as she gets home from NY maybe she should you know... go to class. But no she will choose partying over school every time.

      what an example

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    10. not everyone goes to college or even needs to. she wants to be a writer. why do you care so much if she doesn't get a degree? it's HER life. bentley is well cared for. you don't know her personally so you only know her life from twitter and mtv's edit of her. you don't know what she does all day every day. bentley is with his dad for half of the week too. get over yourself.

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    11. It's insanely rude of you to assume that because I am young I think I know everything. I'm 19 and I know damn well I still need my mom. I may have a different veiw on things than most people my age because 3 years ago I almsot lost my mom to cancer but I would be going crazy if I didn't have her. We are very close and I know full well that theres a lot more she has to teach me. I don't believe a parent ever stops teaching their children. However I am also an adult and while my mom has a lot of advise to give and I have a lot to learn I am still an adult who makes my own choices. I am also aware that there is only so much a parent could do to prevent their teenagers from making stupid choices. I guess my mom could have made sure I was on birth control instead of taking my word for it that I was using condoms but at 17 I was a pretty trust worthy teenager. After she got sick I kinda pulled a 180 and became a different person and she knew that. Teenagers are gunna do shit and there is only so much a parent can do to stop them.

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    12. OMG I just wrote a long response and my keyboard went stupid and just deleted everything. -__-

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      I wouldn't care about her going to college or getting a degree if she hadn't spent the past four years preaching about how important it is while doing nothing to back it up. And I also wouldn't care if she hadn't been handed a job that so many people are going to school and busting their asses for.

      I do know people close to Maci and yes you can go on her twitter and see all the days that her mom is watching Bentley while she is out partying/traveling. Ryan has Bentley more than ever now because Maci is always gone.

      I do partly blame her mother for the way she is. I know that you can't control someone of age but you can definitely choose to not buy your underage child alcohol so they can party in the house they live in with 3 other college girls.

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    13. I hate when that happens. Now if you were handed a job without having to do the hard parts would you take it? I hope so cause you would be a fool not to. Twitter is far from an accurate source of information. I agree her mom shouldn't be buying her alcohol but the way maci is is up to maci not her mom.

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    14. When you clearly see her talking about how much fun she is having out partying (and all her friends doing the same and posting pictures) and then look at her mom's twitter and she is talking about what Bentley is doing... I mean I dunno how much clearer it can get.

      As far as her taking the job, of course she should take it if it's handed to her on a silver platter. But that doesn't change the fact that she doesn't deserve it. And if it were me, I would feel pretty stupid and I wouldn't be gloating about it all over twitter. If it were me... I would have gone to school and gotten a two year degree in less than the 4 years (and counting) that it's taking her. Especially if I had all that money and didn't have to work or worry about anything else.

      I also would never choose to travel out of state on BS partying trips and leave my son at home. Maci will probably never know what it is like to REALLY work hard for every little thing she has. She will probably always have things handed to her. Her family seems pretty well off and willing to do that for her.

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    15. The only thing that she's done wrong that you've talked about is the partying. Thats not right, I agree. I just don't agree that it's her moms fault. If she's that determinded to party she would find another sitter and if Benny can't be with his mom it's better to be with grandma. My whole point is that it's not wrong of her to take things that are handed to her.

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    16. I wasn't saying that it was wrong for her to take the job, I think it is wrong that it was handed to her. I think it's wrong that she is being given something that she did no work to obtain. Obviously all the girls are given opportunities that they wouldn't have had without Teen Mom and that is great. I just don't enjoy seeing one of the girls who did nothing to benefit her life get the job.

      If Farrah wasn't always making a fool of herself and the fans liked her more she should have been the one to get it. She works hard and has gotten a degree and isn't stopping at that, she is still furthering her education and doing everything she can to build a bright future for herself.

      Same with Catelynn and Tyler, they are working, they are going to school. It just sucks that Maci gets the highest paying job and gets to stay on MTV when the only thing she has done for the past 4 years is look pretty and party. It's pretty sad to me.

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    17. and about her mom.. I just don't like people that enable and encourage bad behavior. That is really all I have to say about her.

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    18. Thats how it goes. It's not like any of the girls planed this when they signed up for 16 and pregnant. Farrah dosen't deserve to be a part of anything mom related in my opinion. The only reason she is different than Jenelle is becasue her mom didn't take custody, which I think she should have. Had Jenelle kept custody she probably would have stoped all the bull shit and when sophia was first born Farrah did all the same shit. SHe's an awful persona nd an awful mother and does NOT deserve any attention or fame. Maci got the job because Maci is who people like to see. Don't blame mtv don
      t blame her blame everyone that loves her so much. I get what you're saying about her mom i still blame Maci for her dumb behavior tough.

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    19. I do find die hard Maci fans ignorant and annoying. But it is MTV who edited her to look like a saint.

      Farrah... She had her moments in the beginning of being an ass but she was also grieving the loss of her child's father and learning how to be a teen parent while going to school AND working all at the same time. So that first rough year I give her a break on.

      Since then she has done more with herself than any other person on this show. She is the only one with a degree, she is continuing to go to school and has invested her money in things that are benefiting her and Sophia.

      I don't see what makes her a bad mother at all. Sophia is well taken care of and if Farrah is away from her it is because she is working, not partying in Texas and Florida every weekend. She even takes Sophia with her on all the business trips she can.

      She may not do everything the way most people would as far as raising Sophia but she is making sure that Sophia is well educated and developing and happy and that is what matters.

      Farrah deserves whatever jobs she gets because she has put in the hard work to get them.

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    20. Farrah is a snobby bitch that shouldn't be raiseing a child. She is teaching her daughter to treat people badly and that it's perfectly okay to blow a total of 21 thousand dollars on plastic surgery.

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    21. Maci has had plastic surgery too. Sophia's college is already paid for. So if she can afford to get surgery that she wants then why not? She actually has worked for her money and as long as her daughter has everything she needs (which she does then some) she can spend her money however she wants.

      I do think Farrah acts like a bitch, a lot. But I also think she will grow up eventually when it comes to how she talks to people. But that is a personal opinion about her. That doesn't really have anything to do with her work ethic or responsibility.

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  7. I normally love reading comments on articles but damn it seems almost every comment was a friggen novel! I guess i'm not reading them on this article =/

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    1. thats what i was saying lol. i was like thats too long thats too long. lol. i liked the short comments tho.

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