Leah Messer is one of the ‘original girls’ that appeared in MTV’s ’16 & Pregnant’.
Her reality-TV career has been faring well and now it’s been over a decade since she first started filming.
With so many years of sacrificing privacy, one could think that there’s nothing new to learn about a TV persona, but Leah Messer stands to prove you wrong.
#1 She’s fierce when it comes to online criticism
Leah’s online presence is noticed by millions of her fans and some of them are apparent ‘haters’.
She tends to clap back at those who leave unsettling comments on her social media. One of those comments found its way to Leah’s page after she had posted a selfie with her kids.
“She should be teaching them class and education so they avoid her path,” the comment questioned Leah’s parenting skills.
“…that’s a good oneeeee but clearly you don’t know s–t about me or the life I lived as a child,” she responded back.
#2 She doesn’t think reality TV accurately depicts her life
Leah has found that watching herself on television isn’t exactly how things actually happened in real life.
“I remember sitting in my mom’s living room, surrounded by people who had known me all my life and watching this version of myself on the show that I barely recognized. The whole time I just kept thinking, ‘It didn’t happen like that,” she revealed.
#3 She’s a successful author
Leah’s latest book “Hope, Grace, Faith” has done exceedingly well when it comes to sales and public appeal.
It has over 3,000 reviews on Amazon of which most of them are 5-star ratings.
#4 She once went through a dark period
In her book, Leah describes how she felt during a particularly hard period of her life.
“I was in such a dark place the only thought in my mind was that if I drove my car over the edge it would all be over,” she confessed.
“Instead, I pulled over to the side of the road and cut the engine,” she revealed.
#5 She makes money off of her social media
Leah’s massive social-media following allows her to score sponsorships from companies. That alone could be considered a source of income for the star, netting her as much as $100,000 per year.