Is Bristol Palin morphing into Kim Kardashian?

Sarah Palin‘s daughter has suddenly gone from chubby to chic, stepping out at the Candie’s Foundation 2011 benefit gala at Cipriani in New York on Tuesday, with a darker, shinier Kim-like locks, and dressed in a short, one-shouldered, sexy white dress.

But it’s what’s going on above the neck that has everyone talking…

The 20-year-old former Dancing With the Stars contestant has lost some weight or done something that seems to have caused some significant changes to her mug.

The younger Palin’s pointier jawline, sky-high cheekbones and fresher-looking eyes caught the most attention.

But a source close to Palin dismisses this speculation, telling E! News that she is “not one to turn to plastic surgery.”

“She just isn’t that kind of person,” the source said. “I can tell you that she has lost a tremendous amount of weight since Dancing With the Stars and that is most likely the reason for the speculation.”

The source adds that Palin’s probably lost about 15 pounds since starring on the dance show. Palin had recently admitted to E! News that she works out every day, using elliptical and stair-climbing machines at home.

The single mom and current abstinence ambassador has not released any new diet details or anything else about her new look.

Maybe her new svelte look has to do with her new man or that move to Arizona?

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