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When 16 and Pregnant debuted on MTV back in 2009, no one could’ve imagined it would launch one of the most successful realty franchises in recent history and make stars of its most memorable expectant moms.

We probably don’t need to tell you that the years haven’t always been kind to the ladies who chose to share their pregnancy and young motherhood experiences with television audiences.

You know that the paths taken by Jenelle Evans, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Leah Messer have been rocky in different ways, but what about the girls who never made it from the bush leagues of 16 and Pregnant to the majors of Teen Mom?

The Ashley’s Reality Roundup offered an insightful statistical breakdown of the lives of all the girls who were scouted by the show’s producers during its 5-season rundown, and the numbers offer a startling look not only at the show itself, but at the nature of teen pregnancy in America today: