A pregnant Maci Bookout spoke to a sold-out crowd over the weekend, furthering her career as a motivational speaker. Following her stint on the hit MTV shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, Maci will be back for Teen Mom OG, but it looks like she isn’t about to stop talking to crowds and, in turn, the crowds aren’t done coming out to hear her speak.
Starcasm reports that the pregnant reality show star spoke at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York and that the event was sold out. Several photos of the event popped up on Twitter, and it is obvious that those who attended thoroughly enjoyed getting to hear the Teen Mom speak. On Twitter, some described Maci Bookout’s speech as motivational, and some fans even called her “relatable.”
Appearing on a reality television show that has been slammed for “glamorizing teen pregnancy” has left some people criticizing, not only Maci, but also others who have appeared on the show as well. In regards to the attacks made on the show, Maci spoke to Rachel Murphy of WKTV.
“It’s not like we’re living in mansions. We’re not driving Ferraris around, you know? We’re really dealing with real life struggles of being teen parents.”
While it is easy to think that the MTV money helps these young moms, but not likely to the extent that people think. The young girls are no longer teens, so that may be why MTV is taking a different approach to their new series, Teen Mom OG. The show will “break the fourth wall” and if the previews are any indication, the series will be full of drama.
Aside from talking about being a teen parent, Maci Bookout also seemingly confirmed that she is naming her baby girl Jade. However, she is spelling the name a bit different than previously thought. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Maci chose the name Jade Carter for her daughter, but it turns out she plans on spelling the name with a “y.” Maci retweeted a tweet from a fan who noted that she loved Maci would be naming her daughter “Jade” and she also pointed out the unique spelling.
While it is obvious that many fans enjoyed hearing Maci Bookout speak, she also enjoyed having the opportunity.
Teen Mom OG will air next month on MTV and will include a very pregnant Maci Bookout and will document her struggles co-parenting with Ryan Edwards.
[Images: via Twitter]