I stopped watching Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) many seasons ago. I used to watch it in the early seasons but I stopped watching a few seasons ago. It used to be a fairly family friendly show (it airs during the 8:00 family hour on the east coast) but in recent years it has gotten progressively more inappropriate. Some of the dancers are performing in barely more than their underwear. It is mostly the outfits on the female dancers that have crossed the line.
So why have I started watching again? Candace Cameron Bure! You may remember her as eldest daughter DJ Tanner from Full House. You may have watched her as a kid or may have a daughter now like mine who watches Full House in reruns before bed at night.
Candace Cameron Bure is a Christian that is not shy about her faith. On the show last night she performed in a modest dress (pictured below) and in an interview during the show stated that she planned to be a role model and wear modest costumes. She is a woman who has the courage to stand by her morals and stand up for her faith.
She was also quoted as saying that she wants to be an inspiration for other moms, "I want to represent all the moms out there and inspire them and encourage them," she explained. "I'm just a woman, I'm not any different than all the moms out there -- my priority is my family, my husband, my kids and so this for me is truly just a joy. It's something I've never done and to get the opportunity to do this is fantastic. I'm just going to enjoy every moment. We're working hard of course, but I'm thrilled to just be able to work hard and do this."
Last night, Candace and her dance partner Mark finished 2nd after the scores from the judges. The way the show works, one couple is voted off each week. The couple with the lowest scores goes home. The score is a combination of the scores from the judges and the votes from the viewers. That is where you come in!
You need to vote for Candace! I am voting for her for several reasons:
1. She works really hard and does a great job dancing.
2. She is a Christian that is not afraid to share her faith.
3. She wants to be an inspiration to other moms out there.
4. She is a champion for modesty. You can be modest and still look beautiful and be successful.
5. She is bring the "family" back into what used to be a family show.
Without your votes, her strong finish with judges will not be enough to keep her in the game. I would love to show the mainstream media that it doesn't take a skimpy outfit to win at this game, that morals and conviction can win as well. I want Candace to show that the talent and hard work are what matters not the sex appeal.
Join me in voting for Candace and her family values!