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Like mother like daughter: Bristol Palin and mum Sarah in cute childhood photos

Their relationship may have endured a few bumps in the road with a teenage pregnancy and a disliked boyfriend.

But cute childhood pictures of Bristol Palin and her former presidential candidate mother Sarah Palin have been released showing the cheeky youngster in Alaska before she hit the bright lights of Hollywood.
20-year-old Bristol is currently thrilling the audience of Dancing With The Stars with her improving moves on the dance floor.
Sarah Palin and a young Bristol Palin
Early days: Family photo of Sarah Palin and a young Bristol Palin were shown on Dancing With The Stars last night as Bristol enjoyed her best ever score
Her mother was in the audience last night as she won her best scores to date and the audience were shown pictures of the smiling mother and daughter, taken when Bristol was a toddler.
Another photo of Bristol fishing on a lake ga
ve an insight to the outdoors lifestyle she led growing up with her family in Alaska.
The single mother to son Tripp also revealed where her unique name originated from.
Before becoming Governor of the northern state and contender for the White House, Sarah was apparently a sports newscaster for ESPN who are based in Bristol, Connecticut  - hence the inspiration for her name, Bristol told E! News yesterday.
Bristol Palin fishing in Alaska as a child
Cheeky: Bristol is snapped catching a fish in a lake showing a taste of her lifestyle growing up in Alaska
She also told the entertainment channel that she has aspirations of forging a career in TV hosting once her stint on the dancing show is over.
Bristol revealed her struggle to manage looking after her 21-month-old son while on the show and had been without him for 5 days while she 'buckled down' leading up to the closing weeks of the show.
In last night's semi-finals, Bristol received 27 points - her highest ever score - for her Pasa Doble with partner Mark Ballas.
She has been at the bottom of the leader board six times and struggled to show personality in her dance but she came out all guns blazing in a raunchy black outfit.
Bristol Palin came out of her shell and performed a raunchy Pasodoble routine in a bid to reach the Dancing With The Stars final.
Pistol: Bristol vamped up her performance last night receiving her highest ever score of 27 after she danced the Pasa Doble with partner Mark Ballas
Despite being disappointed with her daughter being an unwed teen mother, Sarah said on the show last night that she is happy with her daughter's turnaround.
'I am so proud of Bristol,' her mother told the cameras. 'I'm her biggest fan.
'She told me, 'Mom, I'm going to get criticised anyway.' They may say mean things, they may try to bring you down but  you might as well dance.'
Sarah Palin watching her daughter in the Dancing With The Star semi-final last night
Supportive: Sarah Palin was in the audience to support Bristol and spoke of being 'naive' thinking her teen daughter wouldn't get pregnant
Bristol also shared her feelings about being painted as a young temptress because of her teen pregnancy.
She said referring to her child's father Levi Johnston: 'I've slept with one guy in my life. I've had an on-and-off boyfriend for years on end!'
'I was like the golden child and I never really had any problems or challenges until I started dating Levi', Bristol added.
'For people to jump to assumptions that I was just some trashy disgusting girl that was knocked up.. 'Oh look at that sleeze, she's 17 and pregnant'. No!'
Bristol Palin with her 21-month-old son Tripp
Single mum: Bristol said she's finding it challenging juggling the show with looking after her 21-month-old son Tripp
'Our little world kind of stopped spinning the day Bristol came and told us that she was pregnant,' Sarah, admitted.
'Naive us thought, 'It couldn’t happen to our family.’ It wasn’t long after that, that I was tapped to be the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican party. Here Bristol was, her little baby bump growing on a national stage for all the world to see.'
'After I had Tripp, I decided to start talking about it,' Bristol said. 'I traveled around and share my testimony about how difficult it is about being a single mom. I just want girls to know that abstinence is a realistic choice.'


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