LDS Olympian Faced with Modesty Dilemma at Photo Shoot

I love this story about Noelle Pikus Pace, the USA skeleton racer, and Olympic silver medalist. She was asked to wear something that wasn’t very modest for a photo shoot and she stood up for what she believed in. Here is one of my favorite excerpts from her story:

“When it came down to it, though, wearing the dress or not was a very easy decision for me to make, because I had already chosen to stand as a witness of God “at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9).

I had decided a long time ago that I wouldn’t let the vision and expectations of the world determine who I am or what I stand for. What I wear is one symbol of who I am and how I feel about myself. I handed the dress back to Diane and told her, “I want to be modest. It’s just who I am, and I am sorry but I can’t wear this.” I expected her to roll her eyes and try to convince me to wear it, but she surprised me.

“Oh, sweetie, I’m a good Christian girl and completely understand and respect your beliefs. Let’s find you something else to wear.” I was shocked and elated by her understanding and support of my decision.”

Noelle is such a great example of making the decision the dress modestly before ever being encountered with the question of whether she’ll be modest or not. To read her complete story visit


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