Former U.S. vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin's teenage daughter BRISTOL has signed a deal with an American magazine to publish snaps of her newborn son for $300,000 (GBP209,790) following a fierce bidding war, according to reports.
Bristol Palin, 18, delivered Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston in Palmer, Alaska on Saturday (27Dec08), People magazine reported.
And the weekly publication has reportedly snatched up the first baby photos of the tot and his mum after battling it out with rival tabloids. The bidding allegedly began at $100,000 (GBP69,930).
Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, a mother-of-five, caused a stir when she disclosed the pregnancy three days after she was nominated as John MCCain's running-mate in the race for the White House in September (08).
The pair lost out to Democrat Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the historic election.
The baby's father is apprentice electrician Levi Johnston, who has been dating Miss Palin for three years.