'Full House' star Candace Cameron Bure promotes modesty, faith on 'Dancing With the Stars'

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  • Ldslady Holladay, UT
    March 21, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    Way to go Candace! You are truly beautiful. People should remember that 'True Beauty' (and great dancing) are not based on how much skin one shows. Call me old fashioned, but I remember the BYU ballroom dancers who are so well respected in the field of ballroom dancing, and not once were they dressed immodestly. Their dancing is beautiful.

    Candace has already shown she's a good dancer. But more importantly, she has stood up in the sweetest and politest way, not putting anyone else down, but rather simply stating she's choosing to have modest costumes.
    What a great lady. I hope she goes on to win this year.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2014 12:13 a.m.

    @ scorsi

    Honestly, I'd rather have the guys who were into SI. In other words, normal guys.

  • ginger76 Emporia, KS
    March 20, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    If she wanted to show her kids the importance of doing new things, then agreeing to do DWTS is NOT the way to go. She could have chosen so many other new things to try. Doing this show is for her own gain and celebrity status. We all know this show is about the costumes, celebrities and the drama of the scores. She may say her outfits need to remain modest, but we will see what modesty means to her. Her definition of modesty may be and probably is, very different than what LDS members consider to be modest. For example, the picture of her in this article is with her wearing a sleeveless outfit. This is considered immodest by LDS members. However, the comments made on here don't seem to address the outfit in this photo. Also, many celebrities buckle under the pressure of the producers of popular TV shows like DWTS. I wouldn't be surprised if her outfits become less "modest" as the season progresses.

  • twillard86 Elizabethtown, KY
    March 20, 2014 7:51 p.m.

    ok, I understand what everyone is saying, but you definitely have to take into account that, while she is Christian, she is not Mormon. However, that being said, she is standing up for what she believes is right and big props to anyone who can do that, no matter who they are or what they believe. In the world we live in, it is so difficult to be a person who doesn't follow the crowd. Bravo to her.

  • Pendergast Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    to BYUalum

    What if they are Zoroastrians, Catholics, or worship the flying spaghetti monster?

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 1:26 p.m.

    Candace seems level headed unlike her brother.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    March 20, 2014 1:18 p.m.

    I'm LDS, and I have to roll my eyes at the "modest is hottest" campaign. Like others on this thread, I agree that modest is not hot. Sexy is hot. Modest is classy. There is a time and place for both. I would just prefer people keep sexy for their spouses in private quarters.

    And again, there will be cultural differentiation--what's modest here is still obscene in the Middle East, and what's normal in other countries(such as exposed breasts feeding babies, bare shoulders, etc.) is considered obscene by many here.

  • MaryannT ,
    March 20, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    I hope her example will be followed by future dancers. I consider the show nothing more than pornography set to music.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    March 20, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    Modesty is Hot !

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    March 20, 2014 12:07 p.m.

    I'm glad she's sticking to her guns. My wife LOVES that show (she's a former dancer) and I often look at the women's costumes and think "YOWZA!" They definitely get my attention.

    BTW, what a cutie she turned out to be. Kind of funny to see her "little" sister from the TV show be taller than her now. The pic of her husband and kids is adorable. What man or woman does not want deep in their heart to have a family like that?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    March 20, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    Bravo for modesty and all that, but, much as I admire Camerons desire to remain modest, did you see what she was wearing for her first dance? Her partner, Mark Balas was lifting her and she had nothing more on than the equivalent of a swimsuit bottom. And I'm not talking 1920's swimsuits either. Great legs though!

  • scorsi Farmington, UT
    March 20, 2014 10:19 a.m.

    Two for flinching: So would you want the guys who are looking at the sports illustrated swim suit issue dating your daughter, sister, mom, or someone who thinks modest is hottest.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Two for Flinching is spot on.

    Modest is not hottest. It's a clever term people say to others to shame them into thinking that bare shoulders or thighs are naughty if other people see them.

    There is nothing wrong with finding a person's body is attractive and there is no need to cover up neck to toes, or even neck to knees.

    The whole idea of modesty is completely arbitrary. What most women in Utah wear would be considered quite immodest in some countries.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    @ cougar76

    That's great, but here in the real world that is simply not true. For example: The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is by far their most sold magazine every single year, and it's not because the girls are wearing sweaters.....

  • CVgal Smithfield, UT
    March 20, 2014 9:19 a.m.

    Love it that she was up front about it, looked darling in her costume, and doesn't let the world lead her!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    March 20, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    What's truly ironic is the fact that persons like Chris B would find the article ironic. I find it refreshing that a wife and mother thinks more of her family than the opinions of fashion minded individuals who think saving material and exposing skin is the preferred alternative to dressing modestly. I started teaching my daughter modestly the day she came home from her birth at the hospital. She's now a wife and mother and never did I see her wear anything immodest, including days at the beach in Hawaii where she and her female cousin wore attractive one-piece swimming suits.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    March 20, 2014 8:06 a.m.

    @ Two-for: Modest is hottest. There was a Happy Days episode in which the boys were looking at a girlie magazine and Potsie says "Can you imagine what she would look like in a sweater." Always best to leave a little to the imagination.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    March 20, 2014 7:30 a.m.

    Loved her comments! Very well put together young women. Hope others will listen to her.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    March 20, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    It makes my day to realize how well-off she's become, particularly next to the consequences the younger children from Full House face now.

  • CP Tooele, UT
    March 20, 2014 4:49 a.m.

    I am so glad to see her stand up for what she believes and not be afraid to speak out. She loves her family and not only is she a great example to them but to everybody. Way to go Candace, you have my vote :)

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 3:30 a.m.

    Modest is not, nor has it ever been, hottest. However, it's her life and she can wear whatever she wants.

  • vangroovin West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2014 1:09 a.m.

    Yay - I like that she is standing up for what she values, marriage, family and faith! We need more people like her in the world!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 19, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    I wish those two young blondes from Provo and American Fork who dance professionally on the show would show the same dress standards.

  • Veronica Lama Boston, MA
    March 19, 2014 7:35 p.m.

    Good Woman example!!

  • Veronica Lama Boston, MA
    March 19, 2014 7:33 p.m.

    Good Example !!

  • Aggie5 Kuna, ID
    March 19, 2014 7:12 p.m.


  • Sick of it Spanish Fork, UT
    March 19, 2014 3:07 p.m.

    Modest is hottest.

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    March 19, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    Good for her. I wish we had more people that would stick to a higher standard in Hollywood.