Maci's got a good head on her shoulders
Maci Bookout’s confidence, drive, and commitment to everything she puts her mind to are definitely why she’s one of our favorite cast members. From raising her son to pursuing her dreams all while maintaining her perfect little family, this mom has certainly proven that there is life after you end up Sixteen & Pregnant.
Lucky for us, Maci has decided to list out all of her experiences and lessons learned throughout her young but sometimes tough life. We must admit we’re on the edge of our seats to listen up as she spills her DIY life hacks and memoirs in her new book: I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof: Lessons I’ve Learned (So You Don’t Have To).
What was she most afraid of?
Maci feared that her high school clique of friends would not be supportive. Although, she realized how silly these fears were after she broke the news. Her and her friends remained the same 24k friends they had always been! The young mom of three claims that all of her gal pals went out of their way to spend time with her and even babysat baby Bentley when Maci needed a break.
She’s obsessed with knowledge!
Along with encouraging those around her to be fearless, she also highly recommends higher education. When she found out she was pregnant with her first baby Bentley, she decided that she would finish high school and enroll in an alternative school to complete her courses.
She didn’t stop there though; she decided to go for more and enrolled in a community college shortly after Bentley was born. The feisty young redhead claims that her parents are her biggest source of inspiration to complete her education since they were teen parents as well.
Always remain true to you
Maci claims that she’s tampered with the idea of changing who she is for someone else, a practice she wishes that she had never done.
While in high school, the young teen had a love for black nail polish and converse. However, since the look was more alternative, she clashed with her cheerleading coach about being able to fully express herself. She was even sentenced to the sidelines for half a game for her refusal to part with her beloved lacquer. She was eventually allowed to rejoin the ranks of her fellow pep squad. She says this of the experience, “I’d like to think I was put back in because my coach finally respected my decision but if I’m being honest, I think it was all about the formations being off.”