While growing up in the late 1980s, I idolized DJ Tanner from Full House. She was fresh, funky, had a cute boyfriend and really great hair.
Fast forward almost 25 years later, and it looks like not much has changed. While I’m sure that Hollywood actress Candace Cameron Bure doesn’t mind it when some people call her DJ Tanner, she’s still the same gorgeous gal we loved on our small screens. She’s fresh, she’s funky, and she still has really great hair.
But what really makes me love Candace more these days is that while there’s plenty of pressure to look sexy, cute, and flirty while on the dance floor for Dancing with the Stars, this celebrity mother is not going to give in to temptation. Instead, she is going to wear more modest costumes because she wants to be a good role model for her children. Simply put, she wants to look like a mom her age and not a mom wanting to look half her age.
She explained to Us Weekly: “I won’t be the sexiest one out there. I am a mom and I want to be a good role model for my children and my husband. But I think for each dance we’ll wear what reflects the dance but in the most classy way possible.”
Candace added: “I’m not gonna be your sexy girl, I’m a mom of three kids so I want to look good and feel beautiful, but I will probably stay on the more modest end of costuming.”
Seriously, how can you not love this woman? And to be honest with you, while Candace Cameron Bure is very vocal about her Christian faith, I don’t think this has anything to do with her beliefs. Instead, it’s about staying modest and still looking amazing and setting a really good example for her children and other young girls. You don’t need to be part of a certain faith to set a good example to others when it comes to dignity and self worth.
I think her choice for sticking to modest costumes is wonderfully refreshing considering some of the previous outfits we’ve seen on past Dancing with the Stars contestants (this is a primetime family show, after all!). There’s a huge difference between being classy and not trashy and it’s great that Candace wants to show us that being modest can still be attractive and beautiful.
I know we’ve only seen one dance so far but yes, Candace Cameron Bure is already my favorite Dancing with the Stars contestant of all time. DJ Tanner, you’ve got us falling in love all over again! I’m sure the rest of the Full House gang would totally approve.
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