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Dancing With The Stars

Meet the Newly Confident Bristol Palin: I’m Not Just A Little Kid Anymore

Ready or not, here she comes! She looks better. She sounds better. She’s less insecure. She's Bristol Palin and she's ready to have fun on Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars.

Bristol and partner Mark Ballas made it to the finals on DWTS Season 11, but it was a rough road in general — from her own self-confidence being shaken to many viewers wondering why she was there. Things are a bit different now.

"I think I've just grown up a lot in the last two years," Bristol told The Insider. "I'm not just like a little a kid anymore....I think that's just going to add to the performance factor a bit."

Bristol said she's more active now, chasing after the three-and-a-half-old son, Tripp. She also plans to do better this time, dancing-wise, because she has a lot more confidence.

Bristol told Access Hollywood her mom, Sarah Palin, is excited for her to return because she knows Bristol is now older and more mature. Sarah will probably return to the DWTS audience to support her, Bristol said — but there may not be as much fuss in the ballroom since another change since 2010 is the lack of constant attention on Mama Palin. It’s Bristol’s turn to shine. Or just fade away. We’ll see which one, starting next week...

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.

Sources: The Insider, Access Hollywood

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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