Kailyn Rae Lowry is an American reality television personality, author, and public speaker. Born in Honesdale, PA and raised in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, she received public attention after being cast in the second season of reality television series 16 and Pregnant in 2010, which documented the pregnancies and first months of motherhood for several young women. In late 2010 she was cast in the spin-off series Teen Mom 2, along with Jenelle Eason, Chelsea DeBoer and Leah Messer, and has appeared in each of its eight seasons. Briana DeJesus, who has also dated Lowry's ex-husband, Javi, later joined the cast. Lowry released her first book, Pride Over Pity, in 2014. Her second book, Hustle and Heart was released in 2016. In 2018, she announced her third book, A Letter of Love. Prior to its release, Lowry revealed that the book was written as an apology to her children, especially youngest son Lux.