Mormon Model Becomes Instantly Famous in Europe

Lucky Blue Smith, a 6’3” sixteen-year-old from Utah, has skyrocketed to fame in the fashion world.

Smith, who has been compared to River Phoenix and Brad Pitt, became an “Insta-famous” male Mormon model on Instagram. With over 285,000 followers, most of them being teenage girls, Smith’s fan base continues to expand and broaden.

This fashion season was Smith’s freshman show season as a model. Smith has booked Tom Ford, Dunhill, Etro, Philipp Plein, Bottega Veneta and Fendi. Saint Laurent has put Smith on hold every season since he was 14.

At 10 years old Smith and his older sister Daisy Clementine were discovered by a model scout in Utah and sent to Next Models Los Angeles. Alexis, the director of the agency, asked Smith to come back in a couple of years. On a family road trip to California, two years later, they stopped by Next and the whole Smith family was signed on the spot.

Smith currently lives with his parents and three older sisters on Hollywood Boulevard in a two-bedroom apartment. The parents are in one room, the four siblings in another. “It was a family decision to move to California from Utah,” said Smith’s mother Sheridan Smith in an interview with BoF. “It hasn’t been easy, but if one of us succeeds, we all succeed.”

Lucky Blue Smith attributes his values to his Mormon faith.

I don’t want to be one of those kids who gets famous and then changes and becomes cocky.

“That’s why it’s so important to me to try and take a photo with every girl who comes to see me,” Smith told BoF. “I don’t really get why they seem to like me so much, but if I can make them feel happy by sticking around and that makes their day better, then what’s an extra 30 minutes to me? What else am I going to be doing?”

Smith continues to model and is slowly becoming a fashion phenomenon.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.

58 COMMENTS

  1. Who am I to judge another when I walk imperfectly…. Hope you do well and have a great life. Go Mormons!

  2. Not mormon. I almost converted, but the missionaries had way too much of an aloof attitude. It’s good that he’s doing this and holding on to his religion. It shows other people that not all Mormons are isolated and judgmental. I am praying he doesn’t succumb to drugs and too much pride. I pray he doesn’t succumb to negativity. He has a good job and an incredible future which his present and future family will benefit from. I actually hope he does become a missionary because he could build up the reputation for thr LDS church.

  3. I don’t know this boy and I don’t know his family. Chances are, I don’t know any of you either. My first impressions of this article were all positive and I say “atta boy”! However, the contention that this stirs is quite surprising. There are some saying that’s it’s not our place to judge…but it is. We are to use our righteous judgement when it comes to worldly things, so would I want my girls ogling over Lucky’s appearance, or seeing the f-bomb on his Twitter account? Not necessarily, I hope that they would be able to judge for themselves what their limit was. Just like I’m sure Lucky and his parents are. If it’s too much for you, don’t look. We are taught the doctrine and we must learn for ourselves the best way to apply that doctrine to our own lives. So, we can judge Lucky, or we can judge the person whom we feel is judging Lucky, but in the end we cannot look on anyone’s heart except our own. I really do admire the strong defense for modesty, language, family values, ect. woven throughout this article and comments, it may be a better use of our time to discuss these things rather than disputing this young man’s standards or if a certain individual is judging him because of them. Wise people discuss ideas, foolish people discuss people (meaning gossip. And don’t think that just because it’s typed and not said out loud that it’s not gossip).

  4. I wish Lucky and the Smiths all the very best in their journey here. It is so very interesting. May we all have dreams and figure out a way to navigate them without losing our souls…scottyO-Aspen

  5. Honestly, this kid deserves so much respect for what he is doing!! Is he going to make mistakes? Yes he is. Will he always live every single commandment perfectly? No he won’t and neither will anyone else. Guys he is 16! He is still figuring life out! Yes he says swear words in social media, but how many lds teens did I know in high school who did the exact the exact same thing and sometimes more without their parents knowing? Way more than yall would like to think. Teenagers have to go through life and figure themselves and their standards out. His just happens to be broadcasted more than the rest of us. I think he is off to a great start making his religion and commitment to live the law of chastity known in a society that is regularly pushing against those things. Have you thought about how your negative comments could push him away? Push any person away? The way to follow Christ is not by judging others and shunning them for it! No that is the way of the Pharisees. We follow Christ by being examples of how to live and loving others even if they don’t live the way we think they should. Maybe our kindness and love can soften another’s heart. In my opinion Lucky is a pretty stand up kid who is trying to make his way in this world. Let’s support him and show him the kindness he deserves from fellow followers of the Savior.

    • Sorry, but why respect someone that’s only posing for photos? Good for him, but it’s hardly something due respect.

  6. Dear Dallan,

    I knew your wife growing up and cant tell you how excited and happy i am that your family is having so much success in their endeavors! I can not speak for others but from an old neighbor looking on, I can’t help but also worry for your young son and daughters . Our children are so precious and their innocence can be stolen away in a heartbeat. I wish your family more success then they have ever dreamed, but I hope you will also keep a watchful eye. Its a big world out there.

  7. I am lds and a model. It is true that sometimes are modeling careers have us wear stuff that is not considered modest in the Mormon community. But that certainly does not mean that we are less of a Mormon than anyone else. It doesn’t change are faith in any way. People don’t realize that yes we may have a dission to choose modesty over modeling but then we loose everything that we have been working so hard to get. It makes me sick to read all of the negative comments. Do you realize that when you say bad things like that it makes you just as bad. Judgement is a VERY big problem with lds members. Maybe instead of judging others you should practice what you preach and look in the mirror.

  8. That’s awesome. I am in no place to judge him, since I don’t know him. But it seems to me like he is using his modeling career as an opportunity to serve and show kindness to others. It takes a lot of courage to be open to your beliefs to the public, as there are always people ready to judge and condemn. Way to go, Lucky. Don’t stop what you’re doing.

  9. I actually tried to not make a comment on this, but I just have to. I’ll probably never do it again. This is Dallon, Lucky’s dad. My purpose in writing this is to thank the people who made nice and supportive comments. Your comments really meant a lot to us and are very appreciated. To the clueless, judgmental, stone casters… you make me sick. You are the exact type of people and members of our incredible lds church that my wife and I teach our kids not to be like.

    No, Lucky most likely will not be on the next cover of “Exactly How To Be The Perfect, Text Book, Standard Issue, Cookie Cutter, Because Everything Needs To Look A Certain Way, LDS Youth Magazine”. We teach our kids that it’s OK to be in the world, but you don’t have to be of the world. And that our Heavenly Father needs all kinds of people to be “in the world” to help build His kingdom. He also needs good strong spirits who embrace the things that really matter, and are good examples to people that might not readily open the door when the missionaries come knocking.

    Again, thank you very much to the people who made heartfelt supportive comments. This are the kind of words that Lucky needs to hear as he navigates through all this.

    • I would like to echo Dallon’s words. I have known this family for years, they have been raised on solid LDS church values. These kids have their head on straight. Are they Perfect? I hope not, because then they wouldn’t be here with me to enjoy being around and learning from.

      I’m glad there are the bad examples in these comments, to show how not to be. We should welcome everyone with open arms and help those in need of guidance, and set the example of what a true Christian/LDS member should be and represent.

    • Hey Brother Smith, thanks for commenting. I don’t know anything about your son or family, but I admire him for being open about his beliefs and still doing what he loves. I pray that you guys are well and won’t get weighed down by the actions and judgements of others. It’s only God’s opinion that matter, right? By the sound of it your son is serving people wherever he goes because of his work. I think that is something that should be admired.

    • I just stumble on this article, and I admire your dedication and support to y our kids. We as parents have to be pro-active in teaching our kids the importance of Living a life that is pleasant to the eyes of God. I am happy for your family. May the good Lord bless you and keep you always on all your journeys. Be safe, Be well.

  10. I give a lot of props and respect to him he could of ended up like a lot of the youth today selling drugs doing drugs drinking have sex but no he decided to do something productive with his life so what If he is not modest but who are you people to judge anybody nobody is perfect the last time I checked nobody here is our lord and savior if you don’t like what he is doing then don’t look but not one person on here has the right to judge him or disrespect his profession

  11. I just wanted to say that who a person is, what a person does, what a person looks like, what s person says ..,,,,etc etc is THEIR decision. Agency has been a part of gods pattern from the beginning. If he is Lds then we are lucky to have him. We must look at things without a carnal mind- but with a more omniscient view in order to accelerate our path toward the Saviour. We are all examples of the church but we will always and forever be disciples of Christ. Our learning will never cease. People’s choices are a part of their journey. Let them walk their journey and love everyone without condition. We are our brothers’ keeper after all. Be there for them. WWJD?

  12. “As members of the restored Church, we are striving to become holy. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary states, “We call a man holy, when his heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts.”3 A holy person is therefore one who lives a life that is patterned after the Savior’s, in which divine precepts both motivate and monitor one’s conduct. We live in a day that militates against holiness, when time-honored values are ridiculed, and when those who stand up for morality are marginalized in society. It is, in fact, the day of Satan’s power, in which evil is called good and good is called evil, in which darkness is labeled light and light is labeled darkness (Isaiah 5:20; 2 Nephi 15:20). Because society’s slouch toward Gomorrah will persist, it is increasingly difficult to ascertain moral truth in the world and dangerous to follow current and future trends.4 We take our cues from society at our peril.
    “Too many things an earlier generation would have spurned and rejected as deadly to their souls have been allowed to become part of our world. Some of this has happened as a result of excessive tolerance or misplaced loyalty. Let me illustrate. A few years ago a student at Brigham Young University asked to visit with me after class. She had been a student of mine for two semesters of Book of Mormon, and she was, frankly, a delight to have in class. The light of the gospel radiated from her countenance. She came in to tell me good-bye. I said, “I’ll see you next year, won’t I?”
    “She shook her head. ‘No, I won’t be coming back to BYU.’ When I asked why, she said, ‘Brother Millet, I’m tired. No, it’s more than that—I’m worn out. I haven’t slept for almost a year now.’ Was she tired of studying? I asked. Wouldn’t a summer break do the trick? No, that wasn’t it. She explained that her roommates, all returned missionaries, had their boyfriends over each night until the early morning hours. I was stunned. ‘Why haven’t you told someone? Why didn’t you mention it to the landlord or the bishop?’ Her answer highlights a significant problem that many in this generation face. She said, ‘But wouldn’t that be judging them?’ We had a lengthy discussion about what it meant to judge righteous judgment (JST, Matthew 7:1–2; John 7:24). I explained to her that each of us, as men and women seeking to be holy, are under obligation to make judgments every day of our lives. We must decide whether we will spend time with certain people, in certain places, doing certain things. Such decisions, very much a part of making our way through the mists of darkness, are vital; our hope for eternal life depends upon our doing so.5 My young friend had, in the words of President Boyd K. Packer, fallen into the ‘tolerance trap.’
    “Too many among us try to live on the edge, to play percentages with God, to tempt fate, and to place themselves in circumstances that can contribute to their spiritual undoing. There are those who want to see how far they can go without going all the way, those who want to drive as close to the edge of the cliff as possible without falling, those who cunningly creep up on the flame with no intention of being burned, those who want to enjoy all the allurements of Babylon but at the same time retain their citizenship in Zion.
    “There is no lasting happiness in such approaches to life but rather a type of moral or spiritual schizophrenia. Too many people want to be good—but not too good; others want to be bad—but not too bad. Some want to serve the Lord without offending the devil. As my colleague Brent Top once observed, one cannot dance in the great and spacious building and still hold onto the iron rod; clinging to the iron rod requires both hands, as well as heart and soul. James taught that “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). We would do well to stay as far away from sin and compromise as we can, not only to avoid evil but also to avoid the very appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). Prevention is far, far better than extrication.
    “President George Albert Smith taught: “’here are two influences in the world today, and have been from the beginning. One is an influence that is constructive, that radiates happiness and builds character. The other influence is one that destroys, turns men into demons, tears down and discourages. We are all susceptible to both. The one comes from our Heavenly Father, and the other comes from the source of evil that has been in the world from the beginning, seeking to bring about the destruction of the human family. …
    ‘My grandfather used to say to his family, ‘There is a line of demarkation, well defined, between the Lord’s territory and the devil’s. If you will stay on the Lord’s side of the line you will be under his influence and will have no desire to do wrong; but if you cross to the devil’s side of the line one inch, you are in the tempter’s power, and if he is successful, you will not be able to think or even reason properly, because you will have lost the spirit of the Lord.’” (Millet, Living in the Eleventh Hour, Chapter 6)

  13. I’m just glad Christ is the judge and not these cookie-cutter mormons. If you wear a different t-shirt or even say hell they will, oh boy, not be friends with you anymore. True principles and teachings from The Bible and Book of Mormon, but the application is far from being right.

    He can do whatever he wants and guess what; what you think of him will not change his salvation, but might change yours. Oops.

  14. STOP IT.
    It’s that simple. We simply have to stop judging others and replace judgmental thoughts and feelings with a heart full of love for God and His children. God is our Father. We are His children. We are all brothers and sisters. I don’t know exactly how to articulate this point of not judging others with sufficient eloquence, passion, and persuasion to make it stick. I can quote scripture, I can try to expound doctrine, and I will even quote a bumper sticker I recently saw. It was attached to the back of a car whose driver appeared to be a little rough around the edges, but the words on the sticker taught an insightful lesson. It read, “Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  15. to all members of the church, God will never ever lower his standards to fit in our shoes because of our career or our current situation. is either we are doing things in his way or not. our doings/actions reflect who who we are.

  16. There are as many kinds of Mormons as there are Mormons, as demonstrated effectively by the comments here. Let’s just be nice to people and assume the best.

  17. I’m not judging him at all. But the statement made that he is an active member with ‘high moral standards’ is very contradicting to his Twitter page. He re-tweets posts with the “f” word, girls with hardly any clothes on, I saw a card saying something about ‘if your sad you can touch my boobs’, and the list goes on. My 17 year old daughter brought it to my attention and she was disturbed. Pictures with his shirt off doesn’t really bother me. I think it’s the complete package of the image he is portraying on twitter that does. If I didn’t know, I would never dream he was even a member of the church from what I saw. It’s very sad.

  18. Go kid go. If this kid is brave enough to try that industry good for him. Instead of cursing him we should encourage him to uphold his values and set a standard. Don’t call him a sinner and a bad influence. If you are one who says he is bad for his decision you are worse. I know you’re not perfect and shame on you. Judge not lest you be judged the same and let he without sin cast the first stone. If you dislike this young man due to his decision you don’t understand the doctrine of this gospel and have a poor understanding of the atonement.

  19. definition of irony: this fine young man ends up serving a mission with your son, @really. What I would give to see that. How are you going to feel when on the morning of the first resurrection, this young man is standing next to you? If that makes you uncomfortable, then you might not be there in the first place. The scriptures are clear: work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Do you know the effort this family had put in to making the right decision? The hours on their knees, fasting, searching the scriptures? Clearly you would prefer this boy to be the one who buries his talent. Shame on you.

  20. Can we agree though, when you pose half-exposed you endanger your morals! It’s my prayer that he will realize that his photos can harm. He clearly has allowed the adversary into his life by posing in only his underwear. My precious daughters don’t need a teen idol. These are truly the last days!! My heart goes out to his parents. Their spirits must ache. His photos do depict soft pornography. I’m going to fast.

  21. I started to pursue modeling when I was 18, and decided to leave it alone because I didn’t feel strong enough in my faith to not get pulled down in that world. It is great to have the strength of your family with you and if you remember to work on your faith to be perfect as you work on your career, you will do well and help other,

  22. I haven’t read all the comments on this both, but from my skimming I have seen both good and bad things. Let me just say, I know this boy personally and I will defend him with all my heart. I was his EFY counselor last summer and let me tell you something, he has one of the strongest testimonies of this Gospel that I have ever seen! So please, before you post some negative comment think about how you don’t know this boy or anything about his spirituality.

  23. Who are you to judge? Who are you to assume that he will not be able to keep living the faith of the church? It is not your place to make judgements or assume anything about his life. You are not a part of his life. You don’t know how he lives. He is working in career where people don’t know about the lds faith. For all you know he could be sharing the gospel to those who don’t know about it. He could be doing missionary work and making a career for himself at the same time. It is so sad to think that there are so many ” more holier than thows” in our faith. We all have our struggles and we all have our stranghts. Are you putting him down to make your self feel better? Only Heavenly Father knows his intentions and where his heart is. YOU DONT. Stop saying that this post is irresponsible and stuff. I say good for him for making a name for him self. If he can be an example for others than that’s great.

  24. I am a mormon woman born and raised in the LDS church, married in the temple and an active member. I will never understand why fellow members of this wonderful faith choose to be such judgmental individuals. Is this possibly a controversial profession for an LDS individual? Perhaps. Is it really anyone’s place to decide this young man’s relationship with God and his faith simply by his profession alone? No, it is not. If we as LDS members chose to stop all of this hateful judgement and instead focus on living a christlike life, the world would be such a better place.
    Matthew 7:5
    ” Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of they brother’s eye.”
    We all could take these verses more seriously.

  25. To all the negative comments about this article, all I am reading is people being judgmental about another imperfect human being such as yourself. Just because you have been taught that there is something wrong with sexuality doesn’t mean that you’re right. I see a bunch of LDS members being unchristlike and doing GODS job by judging. Wouldn’t it be a better use of your time to uplift, be kind, and help others. Rather than comment about how someone obviously isn’t active based on their CAREER? You have no idea who this young man is. Yet you pass judgement without even thinking twice. It saddens me very deeply to know how far gone so many members of the church are from the foundational teaching of the church, be kind, be loving and compassionate, aka be christlike. You shouldn’t be so afraid of the outside world that you think this will affect your children? If you have done right by raising them I am sure they will be fine. An article like this isn’t going to influence them to do drugs or have sex before marriage. Quit being so afraid! Embrace the fact that the world is out there and it is different. If you don’t you will end up being a bitter, negative, judgmental cynic. Oh wait.

  26. Honestly, as a fully active, temple married returned missionary who both did his home teaching and attended a temple session yesterday, you people commenting all this negativity make it hard to be Mormon. The fact that I could pass you in the halls of my meetinghouse or pass the sacrament tray to you makes me ill. The distance you have strayed from the teachings of Christ is so massive that I doubt you’ll ever be able to recalibrate.

    A model is a profession. They are used in images and video to help sell a product. If that product is underwear, the model needs to be wearing underwear. If it’s a swimsuit, they wear a swimsuit and pose in an environment where swimsuits would be worn; the beach, shirtless. I’m sure this kid doesn’t walk around the halls of his school or attend church in his freaking underwear. He poses in underwear for a picture because the company is selling a legitimate product (underwear) and needs to get the message out that this product exists. Just because your prudish mind cringes at the thought of sexuality in general and you hypersexualize anything to do with the body doesn’t mean this company can stop selling and advertising their product, and if they elect this kid to be the model for their product, more power to him.

  27. Bridget, I applaud you and LDS.org for the sharing of this individual!

    I remember a certain NFL football player (Steve Young) who received very similar condemnation. People were ridiculing him, condemning him and questioning his worthiness and example as an LDS member because he played on Sundays. It got so bad on occasion that members demanded he prove he was “worthy” to get sealed in the temple. Some how, this young later-day saints decision to take a picture with his shirt off is much worse then your decision to act in Gods role to judge him.

    It is so very sad and unfortunate that some so easily give up the love of Christ and run to judgement. In pharisaical fashion they dismiss this individuals worth and potential. These same members miss an opportunity to love, embrace the good value this individual as a son of God. Why must you tear down? Why must you rush to cast stones?

    We have very very active mormons in all profession that previously were taboo. Body Building, Modeling, Acting, Sports. That have made and set an example to their industry. Even if, even if they did not live up to YOUR standard or the standards you think the church has placed on them. So what? Should he be shunned? Ignore? Shame?

    Let us all shine a light (a positive light) on our fellow brothers and sisters who are in all variety of careers and accomplishments. Thank you and well done.

  28. What an incredibly irresponsible article and lifestyle choice to promote on here. He lives outside the standards for lds modest dress by the very nature of his photographs. How can you publish this? He might be a nice kid but really? His photo portfolio indeeds ‘sends a message that he is happy to uses his body to get attention and approval, and that modesty is not important.’ FSY take it down please! Our task as parents and leaders is hard enough without sites like this putting people like this up as Poster Boys for our youth.

      • I guess I should be sorry that I have little tolerance for suggestive and pornographic images, which are contained in his portfolio? We clearly tolerate different things as virtuous and uplifting. What a world what a world…

        • The First great commandment is to love one another. We as LDS members NEED to remember to love each other and support each other, NOT tear someone who doesn’t fit our ‘ideals’ down.

    • Your comment is really embarrassing. You and your pharisaical ilk are the ones driving people away from the church with your manuals and protocols. Rather than worry about what this kid is doing, or what the magazine is publishing, try emulating the Savior for once. Your blind allegiance to pamphlets and articles is truly sad. Here’s a picture of a BYU homecoming queen, in a perfectly modest dress that you would likely decry as near-pornography, because you know, shoulders. http://4c9aaie8nf22wxdk63a2acfl6q.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2014/06/1964-BYU-Homecoming-Queen.jpg

      Sincerely,
      A returned missionary, BYU graduate, former MTC teacher, temple recommend holding, active, father of 3, Mormon. Not that any of that stuff actually validates an opinion.

      • Okay Mike, so as a parent of a teenager you would be okay with your youth unwittingly google searching this young man to have a image of him and a woman’s naked breast pop up on your home computer? Because that is what happened in my household after this article was posted. I am not condemning this young man because of his choice to follow a modelling career. But what I will defend is those ‘pamphlets’ and the council within from a living prophet that is designed to strengthen our youth in a time when dress standards are rationalised because of today’s fashion trends. Trends he is endorsing in his pictures, yes? If you think this young mans image in his underwear isn’t being viewed by the sick perverted minds of this world you really have no idea what is out there and how wrongfully some of his images are being exploited by Satan. Shouldn’t we speak out about things like that either? I’m not judging this young man, I’m hopeful my comments will help him think beyond the vain and foolish imaginations you say are ‘okay’ and be very careful what it is he actually is photographed wearing if he and authors of these articles wants to hold up the ‘we are lds’ card…because that my friend is what gives our church the bad image, it’s the double standards.

        • Gosh, I sure hope you never took pictures of any of your pregnancies or pictures of you at the beach, pool or lake. You’d be a porn star…. 😉

          Heaven forbid this kid is more successful and more worthy than you. He who doesn’t forgive holds the greater sin. 😉

          Your kids must not buy underwear…those dang pornographic JC penny catalogues and all.

          Geesh your judgmental attitude blows my mind. I hope you feel super important while you’re casting stones on one of God’s children and, in the same breath, trying to convince us that you are living the Gospel. I’m pretty sure loving one another, not judging and letting people worship how, where or what they may is part of it too….or did you forget that?

      • If I am to understand correctly I’m not suppose to judge this young man but you can judge me for disagreeing? It seems that most of the support for his choices come from those who want to live some of the gospel truths but not all. Here is a quote from Pres. Kimball you can critique, “Peter cautioned us: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).

        And the Savior said that the very elect would be deceived by Lucifer if it were possible. He will use his logic to confuse and his rationalizations to destroy. He will shade meanings, open doors an inch at a time, and lead from purest white through all the shades of gray to the darkest black.”

    • How is he in any way a poster boy for the youth of the church, as a 17 year old Arronic priesthood holder I fail to see how this promotes this kind of lifestyle, he has found a career this is saying that a LDS lawyer that works on a case to do with the cigarette industry is promoting all LDS people to smoke.

  29. Judging from some of his pic’s on Google images and other places on the net I highly doubt he is an active church member.
    I believe that what the Strength of Youth pamphlet says about modesty also applies to models.
    If my son was letting people take pictures of him in nothing but his underwear I would certainly question his understanding of our church’s gospel principles and understanding of Choose The Right

    • Lucky is most certainly an active member of the church. He has high morals, standards and a very supportive family with parents who love God, our Savior, each other and their children.

      • I’m not judging him at all. But your statement that he is an active member with ‘high moral standards’ is very contradicting to his Twitter page. He re-tweets posts with the “f” word, girls with hardly any clothes on, I saw a card saying something about ‘if your sad you can touch my boobs’, and the list goes on. My 17 year old daughter brought it to my attention and she was disturbed. Pictures with his shirt off doesn’t really bother me. I think it’s the complete package of the image he is portraying on twitter that does. If I didn’t know, I would never dream he was even a member of the church from what I saw. It’s very sad.

        • This is going to be very difficult for some people to accept, but those 16-year old kids blessing the sacrament in your ward? Those active LDS kids who are at church every week? They use the “F” word, they re-tweet pictures with the F word, they look at pictures of girls with hardly any clothes on, and many of them have touched a girl’s boobs. But you don’t question their LDS membership or activity because you see them in church every week.

          Faith, however, is believing in things which are not seen, which are true.

    • Agree!! This is an irresponsible post from this site. Thanks guys for highlighting for our youth a person who chooses to promote immodest dress standards ..oh but wait it’s all in the name of fashion. I’m sure The Lord ‘gets it’s!’ I wonder why they didn’t use this kids picture in the FSY booklet?? Hardly inspiring people!!

      • You guys should come to the Polynesia Cultural Center run by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and some beautiful young ladies will welcome you wearing immodest Boob Tube Blouses and the Guys wearing just small Pareaus walking shirtless around the center! Then if it is wrong, Why would the church allow such a thing? there is a big difference between Mormon Culture and Doctrine!

    • BYU sports players (women’s volleyball and gymnastics mainly) wear clothes that are very much against the modesty standards spoken of in the Strength of Youth pamphlet, yet BYU (which is run by the LDS church and has rules established by the church leaders) allows it because it comes with the territory of being an athlete. Any bathing suits that do not cover you from neck, to shoulders, to knee are also against this standard. Who are we to decide where God draws the line? We aren’t allowed to, and if we do such I believe we are committing the greater sin by casting the first stone. Props to this kid.

  30. It’s going to be next to impossible for this kid to stay true to the faith in the culture of the modeling industry, but more power to him.

    • Your comment is sickening and irresponsible. It’s because of people like you that others are turned away from our faith. I’m no stranger to the field of modeling and would go back if I could. I retained and have continued to retain all of the privileges of any active and temple worthy member. Grow up, and learn what it truly means to have an eye single to the glory of God my friend.

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