Bristol Palin: I'm Not a Diva on DWTS

Entertainment Sep. 4, 2010 AT 11:27AM
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Bristol Palin is no dance floor diva.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Friday, the 19-year-old Alaskan squashed rumors that she's behaving like a diva during rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars.

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"Literally, I was thinking about it today: the only thing I've ever asked for is a velcro mic pac so I don't have to wear it on my belt loop," she said. "That's the only thing I've ever asked for."

After three days of rehearsals with dance pro Mark Ballas, Palin admits that she still feels "so uncoordinated and I don't have any rhythm."

Palin -- who works as an office manager at a dermatologist's office in Anchorage, Alaska -- says she was approached to be on the show via text message.

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"I was sitting at my desk and I got a text message like, 'Hey, want to join Dancing With the Stars?' and I was like, 'Yeah!'" she recalled. "Within the next week, we had signed the contract. Some people are like, 'Do you really want to be in the spotlight?' but I'm having fun with it."

Throughout the interview, Palin also took a few digs at ex Levi Johnston, 20, father to the couple's 2-year-old son Tripp.

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"He's changed. Night and day, definitely," she said. "The guy I fell in love with was a hard-working Alaskan man that didn't want to wear straight-legged jeans and get chased by Radar."

Palin also said she isn't sure if she'd vote for Johnston, who is rumored to be running for the mayor of Wasilla (a position her mother Sarah previously held).

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"He needs to move to Wasilla [first]," she deadpanned. "He needs to get his G.E.D."

Adds Palin, "I'm not disappointed. I'm not heartbroken. I tried to make it work for my son.  It didn't work and I realize that we're not meant to be and I'm just focused on being a good mom."

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