Reality TV star Farrah Abraham returns to the small screen this June for the fourth and final season of MTV’s popular docu-series Teen Mom. Welcoming daughter Sophia at a young age is not the only hardship Farrah has faced. She also dealt with the loss of Sophia’s father, Derek Underwood, who was killed in a car accident before their daughter’s birth.
Farrah opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her “beautiful young lady,” critics who say the show glamorizes teen pregnancy, her best advice for sexually active teens, and her career passion.
CBS: What do you say to the people who criticize Teen Mom for glamorizing teen pregnancy?
FA: “I hear this time and time again and my response is Teen Mom shows the realities of teen pregnancy and the repercussions thereof. In fact, the series shows how un-glamorous and difficult our lives can be as a result of teen pregnancy. It is an educational documentary series and it serves to educate teens on the hardships of being a teen parent.”
CBS: What are some of the greatest life lessons you’ve learned since becoming a young mom? What do you say to teens about sex: abstinence, safe sex, etc.?
FA: “Hands down, I would say the greatest life lesson I’ve learned since becoming a teen mom is that life is unpredictable. I’ve felt all kinds of emotions through this journey such as sadness and stress. I’ve had horrible relationships, and felt a lack of support at times. However, it’s these situations that make you stronger and more mature.
In regards to teens and sex, if you haven’t already had sex, keep it that way. If you have made the informed decision to have sex, you don’t need to continue having sex and you can always stop. If you decide to continue being sexually active, please explore all contraceptive options. Even if you have found the love of your life, sex comes with responsibility and you must understand what you are getting yourself into and the potential consequences for your actions. There is never a time out for responsibility.”
CBS: How is Sophia doing? What is she into these days? What does she do to make you laugh?
FA: “Sophia is doing amazing. She is into cooking, singing, and dancing. I would say her funny dancing or silly songs make me laugh. She’s a great and beautiful young lady.”
CBS: What are some of your favorite mommy moments with Sophia? What are some of your favorite/cherished memories with her?
FA: “I will never forget the time Sophia went to the bathroom on the floor out of nowhere as if it were completely normal. My cherished memories include our first moments together, how we first looked at each other, her first bite, her first sound, etc. I have a whole baby box dedicated to Sophia and the moments we’ve shared. I love my baby Sophia!”
CBS: We hear you’ve just signed with LA modeling agency, Models International. Tell us about the type of modeling we’ll see you in.
FA: “Yes, you will see me in print and commercial work, lifestyle pieces, and hopefully swimwear features. Working out and staying healthy is very important to me so I hope to make the cut for fitness and swimwear campaigns as well.”
CBS: Are you planning to complete your bachelor’s degree in culinary management? And tell us about creating your very own Hot Pepper Italian sauce, Mom&Me.
FA: “I plan to move passed my bachelor’s to receive my master’s in international hospitality. Launching our first Mom&Me brand food product with my family the Italian Hot Pepper Sauce has been great. Focusing on family and traditions with delicious food items has lead me to my true passion in life. I’m happy I get to use my knowledge and put it to work and I look forward to opening my first restaurant soon!”