Courtesy of Access Hollywood:
Two years after her first “DWTS” run, the author and advocate (now 21) says she’s more mature, confident and ready to take the dancing bull by its horns.
“I feel a lot better than last time,” Bristol, who has been practicing hot yoga to prepare for the show, told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at a “DWTS” rehearsal with pro partner Mark Ballas in Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday. “I think I’m in a lot better shape than last time (Not being pregnant this time and all.) and hopefully that will give me more confidence… I gained a lot of confidence through the show and I’m not a 19-year-old kid anymore, and I think that’ll help us this time.”
“[My mom] is excited, she knows that this season’s going to be a lot different than the first season just because I’m a lot older and more mature about it,” (And not pregnant and all.) she said, adding that she’s “sure” Mama Palin will make a few visits to “DWTS” to cheer on her daughter. (Really, what ELSE does she have to do?)“So, everyone’s really excited and I’m excited.”
Being a good mom to Tripp – who will be 4 in December — remains Bristol’s top priority, despite her rigorous dance rehearsal schedule.
“[Rehearsal] doesn’t take that much time away from him — just three, four hours a day. I don’t think it’s a lot,” she said. “And he’s usually doing activities anyways, and in hockey and stuff like that, (He's playing hockey in Arizona?) so he’s busy himself. So I think it’s a good little break away from him.
Adding, “He’s just rowdy; he’s crazy; he’s cute. He’s just all boy.”
Tripp now has a newborn half-sister, as the current girlfriend of Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, just gave birth to a baby girl this week. While Bristol’s relationship with Levi may be challenging, she said wants what’s best for Tripp – even if that means being close with Levi’s new daughter. (Yeah somebody certainly got scared straight by the threat of having to go back to court!)
“I want [Tripp] to have a relationship with anyone who’s going to be a good, positive influence on his life,” she said, adding that she sent flowers to Levi to congratulate him on the birth of his daughter. “I don’t talk to him much, (You know like never.) but I just sent him some flowers from Tripp because that is Tripp’s little half-sibling and I just want the best for them.” (So she is such a nasty piece of work that she sent the flowers FROM TRIPP, just so that she could say she made the gesture while making as much distance as possible from anything nice. Is there really ANY more difference between her and her mother anymore? You know except for the fact that Bristol still has all of her own hair?)
As for the ever-present talk about Bristol’s new look (she underwent corrective jaw surgery back in December 2010), the young mom said she doesn’t let the rumors get under her skin. (Palin speak: rumors = truth.)
“I’m so sick of people talking about my looks,” she said. “I just think that I feel good and people are going to say about whatever they want to say about me… They’ll say that I had my stomach stapled, I bet! They’re going to say a ton of stuff and I’m not worried about it.”
Well you know what it means when a Palin does a preemptive strike about a "rumor" don't you? It means that Bristol DEFINITELY had her stomach stapled.
I cannot help but wonder how long Palin arranged to have her untalented daughter remain on the show THIS time. Because with SO little support for the Grizzled Grannie these days, and her daughter's terminal lack of talent, by all rights Bristol should get kicked off halfway through the very first show.
P.S. You can see more video of this interview by clicking here.)