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Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, 19-year-old Bristol, officially launches her reality TV career tonight, when the 11th season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” premieres.

Bristol has vowed to keep covered, telling People, “I think I will be the most dressed [contestant and have] the most modest outfits for sure because that’s who I am.”

Which leaves me with one question: Has she seen the show?

Modesty and ballroom dancing don’t belong in the same room, much less the same sentence.

In the past 10 seasons, the show has been notorious for its revealing costumes. Elisabeth Hasselback famously criticized Erin Andrews’ barely-there get-ups on “The View.” Two-time dancing champ Julianne Hough admitted that modesty is her “biggest downfall.” Even the show’s British judge Len Goodman, a longtime ballroom dancer, bristles at the male dancers’ disappearing shirts.

How Bristol intends to be an exception to this immodest standard is beyond me.

How important is modesty for single women like Bristol?

Guys, give us your take.

And ladies, how have you mastered the fine art of being fashionably modest?

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1 Comment

  1. Megan-21150 September 20, 2010

    Well, in dancing, as in sports like ice skating and tennis… some leeway needs to be given in terms of attire appropriate for the sport. Ballroom dancing – which I have participated in – often requires some very “gymnastic” type moves… dancing requires a certain degree of athleticism. So while I would not advocate dancing dresses for evening wear, etc… they are proper for dancing. However, I do agree there have been some outrageously immodest costumes that step way beyond the boundaries of appropriate.

    I think Bristol should be able to show some skin… as more material can really inhibit moving … but it is possible to keep it within bounds. For example, old Hollywood stars like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire kept their dancing attire classy and, for the most part, modest. You CAN dance modestly and yet still appropriate to the type of sport.

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