MTV has created a string of shows about teen pregnancy that have become widely successful. Along the way it’s no doubt these moms turned reality stars have met their fair share of bad press and suffered the cost of being under the microscope of public scrutiny — some more than others. But when it comes to reality television, it’s often meant to be taken with a grain of salt, which makes us wonder: How real are these stories? What is fake and what isn’t and who are these people when the cameras aren’t rolling? Here are some of the best kept secrets about the Teen Mom stars every fan should know:
11. Southern Moms
Out of the 47 teen moms featured on the first four seasons of 16 and Pregnant, 28 of the girls were from the south. This means more than half of the girls were from south of West Virginia or east of Texas.