According to E!, Bristol will appear on DWTS along with ... wait for it ... David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, and The Situation (but — phew — no one from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette). E! also points out that she's appeared on an ABC show before — as herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, in which she befriended another teen mother. Which is what makes all this so weird. Previously, Bristol has basically been a professional teen mom. She made abstinence PSAs, posed for tabloids with Tripp, and generally set herself up as a moral exemplar to her generation. And now she's going to be doing the cha-cha against The Situation?
In the big scheme of things (or at least the Brevi scheme), Dancing With the Stars is a little less ridiculous than Levi's reality show bid to become mayor of Wasilla. But after all of Bristol's efforts to take the high road (her public engagement announcement in Us Weekly, I guess, being an exception), it's odd to see her sinking to the level of a Jersey Shore cast member. In fact, if she really wants to compete with Levi, and maintain a consistent public image, she should put away the dancing shoes and run against him for mayor.