Happy 21st Birthday, Bristol Palin!

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Bristol Palin, formerly America's favorite unwed teen mom, is now able to buy alcohol legally. Break out the wine coolers and Levi Johnston's tent tonight!!!!!

Just kidding. Seriously, happy 21st birthday, B!

It seems like ages ago that her mom was named to the GOP ticket and Bristol Palin became a household name - essentially for being pregnant as a teenager.

Since then, so much as changed ... well, her face has. Not much else.

Bristol Palin in L.A.
Bristol Photograph

KIDS: They grow up and get plastic surgery so fast these days.

Between feuding with Levi periodically, amusingly advocating for abstinence, making the finals of Dancing With the Stars, battling hecklers and starring in her own reality show with possible beau Kyle Massey, her star is on the rise.

That's both awesome and very, very sad at the same time.

Sadly for THG, but probably best for America, Sarah Palin will not run for president in 2012, so Bristol won't be in the limelight nearly as much in the upcoming campaign. Still, we imagine she'll find other ways to milk her 15 minutes.

Check out a little gallery of Bristol through the years:

Bristol Palin After Plastic Surgery
Bristol Palin Before Plastic Surgery
Bristol Palin Post-Plastic Surgery
Bristol Palin Pre-Plastic Surgery
Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin and Tripp
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Bristol Palin Biography

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin Tattoo
Bristol Palin is the daughter of former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Bristol Palin is 18 and a mother. The... More »
Wasilla, Alaska
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Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin Quotes

Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with -- this isn't ideal. But I'm fortunate to have a supportive family, which is dealing with this together.

Bristol Palin

Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can't imagine life without him now.

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