'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Wants to Use Her Son to Make Money

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Jenelle Evans son JaceJenelle Evans isn't exactly known for spending loads of time with son Jace Evans, but that could be about to change. The Teen Mom 2 star has been getting a lot of compliments for her son's adorable looks on Twitter these days. So what's a mom to do when the world thinks she birthed a cutie? Get him a job as a child model, of course!

Well, that's what you do if you're Jenelle Evans, anyway.

The Teen Mom has been absolutely revelling in the praise for Jace's sweet face, and she dropped this announcement on Twitter this week:

Attention modeling agencies, in Teen Mom world, that's what is known as a giant HINT. Jenelle is willing to put her son to work ... pronto!

But don't get too excited, y'all. Jace IS adorable; I will absolutely give Jenelle that. She has produced one cute-looking kid. And one who seems to be fairly well-behaved when we see him on TV.

But there's a major misconception that cute is enough to succeed at child modeling.

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It's not.

Child modeling is a lot of hurry up and wait. There are last-minute go-sees. There are open casting calls. There's a lot of driving to and fro. It becomes a full-time job for a parent, and it's not one that pays all that well. A kid only gets money if they book a gig, and the money for editorial shoots is low.

Not to mention Jenelle lives in North Carolina, not exactly the center of child modeling. For the primo gigs, she's got to get to New York City or California with little Jace. Imagine her having to fly across the country with him on a regular basis?

She can't even take care of him for a whole week. Do you really think she's going to be able to handle entertaining the toddler for hours in a room while they wait for him to audition with countless other little boys for the same job? Is she really going to give up her busy selfie-shooting schedule to drive him to audition after audition after audition?

Is she really up for the trials and travails of dealing with a career for her TODDLER? Because he might technically be "working" as a star of a reality show, but MTV seems to go pretty easy on the kids -- they just do what kids do. Working as a model is another ball of wax.

With Jenelle's history, a modeling career for Jace is pretty likely to overwhelm her in a hot minute ... even if he is "cute" enough for the job.

Have you ever considered child modeling for your child? What stopped you?

 

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nonmember avatar Laurie

I think the writer is taking tweets a bit too seriously.

Falon Carter

He's not even that cute.

nonmember avatar Carrie Sobek

She doesnt even have custody her mom does, so it would be up to her if he does it. Her mom would also be the one to be making all the trips not Janelle

nonmember avatar Carrie Sobek

She doesnt even have custody her mom does, so it would be up to her if he does it. Her mom would also be the one to be making all the trips not Janelle

Melody Cercone

I do not think it is wrong for her to get her child in modeling, how is that wrong? If any of my children had an opportunity to become a child model i would totally take advantage of it, but if she can not take care of him then obviously she should not be pursuing it !

Lindsay Marie

I think its a good idea as long as shes saving the money for him,I also think chelsea should put Aubree in modeling

ktobin2 ktobin2

What mom hasn't said that? We all think our kids are beautiful. I think she was joking...

Baile... Bailey8307

yeah that's a pretty normal mom comment! She's not saying she's actually going to do it and even if so.. who cares? It's no different from appearing on the show with the kids or any other parent that has their kid in modeling or acting.

nonmember avatar stephani

Seriously agree that this writer is taking a tweet too far and reading WAY too much into it. Which seems to be the case with just about every story they put out these days. If she wanted to put him in modeling fine. My question is why is this a story? She's NOT famous maybe infamous but just because you're on a "reality" show doesn't make you famous especially when it's one about being a teen mom. Each series has their trouble maker and Jenelle is teen mom 2's drama just like Amber is the drama in the first season.

Shana Sek

not a Janelle fan, but do your research, Janelle lives in Topsail Island NC, 20 minutes from Wilmington NC. You know the Hollywood of the south, or as we call it Wilmywood? where Iron man, Meet the Millers, under the dome, revolution, east bound and down (only a few) are all filmed, and all have local casting calls. If she wanted Jace to be in the industry, she is in a perfect place for it.

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