Maci Bookout, is the classic teenage overachiever from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is popular, athletic, and successful in school. She had aspirations to go away to college with her friends after she graduated high school but her dreams became on hold as when at 16 she found out she was pregnant with her fiancé, Ryan Edwards' baby. Maci gave birth to a son, Bentley, in October 2008. She attended an accelerated school so she could graduate early. Following her high school graduation, Bookout enrolled in the local community college to start classes and had little help from Edwards in raising Bentley. She had to rely on her family to help, but when she decided that it is not fair to them, she quit the dance team to spend more time with Bentley. Bookout called off their engagement and the pair almost break up. They decided to stay together for Bentley's sake; but shortly after they broke up and she started dating Kyle King. Bookout said the reason she did the show was because she wanted to get a good message acrossand stated: "I really just wanted to show girls how hard it was to be a teen parent, I wanted girls who might get pregnant to see there are options out there to move forward with your life and still have goals." She has gone back to college after dropping her online classes, and now is majoring in journalism and hopes to write a book about her experience being sixteen and pregnant. She also speaks at local high schools to talk about teen pregnancy.