TV Talk! Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham Talks Puppies, Starting Her Own Franchise and Opening Her Own Restaurant

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August 10, 2011

If you missed last night’s episode of Teen Mom, you missed a lot. In addition to Farrah receiving confirmation that she’d earned her Associate’s degree (congrats!!), she also got a puppy. Wondering what she was thinking? We asked her!

1. How does it feel to have received your degree from culinary school?

Graduating with my Associate’s degree was an amazing feeling. It was such a journey trying to get that degree–it was hard work. When I finally got that piece of paper showing, when I had my diploma, I was thrilled to move forward in my life. Without it I know I would have been held back in life, both financially and professionally.

2. Now that you have your Associate’s degree, what are your future plans? Will you continue with school or start working in a restaurant?

My 2 year plan consists of continuing my education and earning my Bachelor’s degree. While in school, I’ll also be releasing my first book, which is aimed to to help young teens and parents learn from my life experiences. I’ll also be starting my own franchise, Healthy You Vending, which I hope to have in schools and public places to encourage healthy eating choices. From there I plan to open my own restaurant–I’ve been perfecting my business plan–and I will continue to create my own products and businesses and try to impact others in a positive way.


3. Let’s talk about the dog–how has it been having a baby and a puppy?

My experience with taking on a puppy and a baby was very hard. Maybe because I’m a single parent, but it was stressful, especially potting training Sophia and the puppy. As this season continues, you’ll see the tough choice I have to make about the puppy.

4. Do you still have the puppy? Any regrets?

You will have to watch next week’s episode to see the fate of the puppy. I feel buying a puppy, when I had so many other responsibilities financially, just added stress. The puppy became more of a chore rather than something I could truly enjoy.

5. Do you feel like you have it harder or easier than the other Teen Moms?

I would say I’m more mature in a lot of ways than most young mothers I’m around. I feel that I have had a harder path in many ways because of the choices I made and my particular circumstances. But to say I have it easier or harder than other teen moms, I’d rather not judge. The other teen moms have different ups and downs that none of us would want to experience.

6. Okay lastly, let’s talk about your mom. Do you feel like your relationship has gotten better? Her reaction to the dog was pretty mild.

I feel in this past episode you can tell my relationship with my mom has gotten better. She didn’t flip out when she saw the puppy, so that was a great sign.

Watch Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV. Follow her on Twitter @F1abraham.

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