It's sad that some silly stuff like this from her past would prevent her from it.
She couldn't have been much more than a kid at the time she was involved in all this lechery; besides, she might not have wanted to lie about her past. She might've just wanted a different kind of life. The lying was forced upon her. She couldn't have this new life- couldn't even have a shot at it- if she had been honest and admitted what her old life had consisted of.
Every stripper that retires, makes good, and goes straight faces this same dilemma.
The lying is a given. One can't be truthful about one's past and expect society to be understanding.
They would not have allowed her to compete in that pageant if she'd told the truth. Just like they wouldn't have allowed her to do a lot of things.
But, one way of looking at it is, that's life. Every choice you make as you go along closes some doors. When you're young, your life is a vast door-lined corridor stretching out endlessly before you. As you go along in life making choices, you find that one by one, those doors begin to close and lock.
Actions have consequences.
She tried to circumvent those consequences by lying about her past.
But on the other other hand- how many hands is that, now? - maybe she shouldn't have had to lie.
Nothing she did is against the law, after all.
She's committed no crime, that we know of.
Why was she forced to answer that question about posing nude, when only one answer was acceptable, when only one answer would allow her to go forward and accomplish her goals?
Why did they make her lie?
Why do they even ask that question?
The girls that compete in the pageants are increasingly exposed, in this age of technology, as normal young girls who sometimes make stupid mistakes.
Why not just let them be that, and accept that that's what they are?
Why do we as a society insist on holding them to some ridiculous moral standards, in exchange for allowing them the privilege of prancing around in bikinis in front of us?