TEEN mom Kailyn Lowry has revealed a major career move after leaving the long-running MTV series in a new interview.
Kailyn, 30, opened up about her career aspirations and a possible return to reality TV in an interview with People magazine.
The Teen Mom 2 graduate started the conversation by focusing on podcasting and the challenges it presents.
Podcasting is the 30-year-old’s most successful professional endeavor since he left the music network.
The ex-MTV star currently hosts three separate podcasts, Coffee Convos with Lindsie Chrisley, 33, Baby Mamas No Drama with Vee Rivera, 28, and Barely Famous.
Kailyn revealed that while she’s struggled to make a name for herself outside of Teen Mom, she “don’t think anyone takes podcasting seriously.”
The reality TV star explained: “They don’t see it as a job. It’s a hobby for a lot of people.”
She continued, “In the podcast industry, you either make it or you don’t make it. There is nothing in between. It’s either a job or a hobby.”
Regarding her future, Kailyn told People, “I’ve always wanted to host. Even before podcasting, I asked MTV to host me.”
Discussing the steps she took after retiring from reality TV, the podcast host candidly admitted, “I also think people didn’t really expect me to do anything with my degree and just think about it MTV floating around.”
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The Delaware native revealed that she wanted to be recognized “for something other than Teen Mom,” before mentioning, “People have had a really tough time
Accepting myself for something other than being a teenage mom.
“I think that was one of the bigger challenges for me.”
The mother-of-four opened up about her background in the industry and her Coffee Convos co-host gave her the push she needed to get started.
Kailyn admitted, “Podcasting goes against everything I’ve been taught, especially by my previous agent.”
“He basically told me there’s no money on podcasts and don’t waste my time.”
She then revealed that Lindsie contacted her via Twitter and they “formed this friendship” before meeting in person.
“She said, ‘Do you want to do a podcast?’ I thought, ‘I’m going to take a leap of faith here and say yes, even if it goes against everything I know.’ Then I just fell in love with it. So I went ahead and started more podcasts.”
Later in the interview, Kailyn hinted at a possible return to reality TV when she said, “I’m sure at one point I said, ‘No, I would never do reality TV again.’ But I think reality TV is similar to podcasting in that you either have it or you don’t.
The 30-year-old said: “I think people would be very interested in seeing the behind-the-scenes dynamics of podcasting, especially when it’s really saturated and people don’t like each other.”
She then added, “There’s a lot of irritation that people don’t see, so I think that’s going to be a really interesting show.”
During the final episode of her Coffee Convos podcast, Kailyn revealed that she spent thousands of her MTV money on cosmetic surgery on her face.
Kailyn was encouraged to speak out about her previous cosmetic procedure and the reasons behind it while she and co-host Lindsie Chrisley answered fan questions.
A mom from the podcast’s Facebook group wrote for advice after her son asked her not to come to his Christmas dinner at his school.
After some prodding from the mother, the boy revealed the reason he doesn’t want her to come is that she’s embarrassed because she has three “conspicuous” moles on her face.
When the question ended, Kailyn said, “This hurts my heart so much.”
She continued, “If you guys go back and look at my 16 & pregnant I have a huge mole next to my nose and my whole life I’ve been taunted for it.”
The Teen Mom alum revealed that because of the mole, she “hated it and I was so insecure.”
She also admitted, “I used to dig and rip it off,” confessed, “I would make myself bleed and pull it off because my mom wouldn’t have it removed.”
Kailyn then revealed, “I used $2000 of my 16 & pregnant money to go to a plastic surgeon.”
The TV personality explained that the birthmark “was so deep it almost went through my entire lip.
“The plastic surgeon couldn’t believe how deep it was and he was afraid it would grow back.”
Kailyn mentioned, “I was so embarrassed. I was humbled by it,” before adding, “I don’t know if my kids would have been embarrassed too, so I totally understand what she’s saying.”
Teen Mom fans believe Kailyn hinted at her alleged fifth child in a new TikTok with her four sons.
Speculation over the possibility that the ex-MTV star is welcoming her “secret baby” has only increased as fans continue to find clues supporting the theory.
The latest tip came after Kailyn uploaded a TikTok video titled “After School Activities” to her account on Wednesday.
The shot showed the Teen Mom alum and her three oldest boys – Isaac, 13; Lincoln, nine; and Lux, five, singing along to Lola Brooke’s Don’t Play With It.
Recorded in the reality TV star’s car, Kailyn lip-syncs “Gimmie Beso” and “Extendo” while the three boys act out each of the lyrics.
The camera is on Kailyn, a mother of four, as she recites the final line, “I carry bitches like I’m pregnant.”
The reality TV star’s choice lyrics set the post’s comments section on fire, when one person asked, “Is that the secret baby announcement?”
Another fan asked, “But where’s your secret baby!??”
A third commenter speculated, “I think there’s a brand new baby coming.”
“She just had a baby in December,” before adding “Number 5, where have you been?” adding a fourth.
While a fifth person wrote, “It’s still hiding.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7305126/teen-mom-kailyn-lowry-reveals-major-career-move-interview/ Teen mom Kailyn Lowry reveals major career move after quitting MTV show and starting 3 podcasts in new interview