Levi Johnston says he has a lot in common with Jon Gosselin.

“He’s a good guy,” Johnston told People. “He’s kind of in the same situation I am right now. He’s a good dad and he gets a lot of bad press. He’s getting the same bad image as I am and it ain’t true. I can relate to that.”

Johnston, 19, who met Gosselin in New York on Nov. 8, even received some parenting tips from the dad of eight, which might come in handy if the Alaskan wins his suit to gain joint custody of his child with Bristol Palin.

“He was very positive and gave some good advice that I’m going to take,” Johnston said. “He told me kids are number one and do anything you can for them.”

Johnston says if he were granted joint custody, he’d create a healthy and normal home environment for his son, Tripp. “He’ll be living a good life on both Bristol’s and on my side. No problem with that,” Johnston said. “We’re both doing real well. He’s going to be okay. I don’t do all this stuff for free. I’ve been making money, so I can handle it and pay for all the costs of having my son. There’s nothing to worry about. I’ve taken care of my responsibilities.” One of the ways he’s making money is posing nude for Playgirl.

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