Concerns about 'modeling' pictures

  1. So I've got a friend who's thinking about nursing school but she has pictures that are posted on a soft core pornography site. The site owns several sets and policy is not to remove them completely, only restrict access to paying members only if you make the request. She's not ashamed of it at all in fact she's quite proud. She's a raging feminist though some people have tried to disagree in the past...

    Anyway she's a brilliant student and very professional but the pictures are out there and they are full nude. Will they be grounds for termination in potential nursing careers?

    Thanks for any info
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  3. by   CarreBarreLPN
    I guess my first thought is do they come up when you google her name? Depends on the employer I suppose. I don't think I'd add them as part of my resume portfolio though
  4. by   Rakkika
    Her name wouldn't come up in any search engine, the models on the suite use a pseudonym and it's not something she's put in her resume. I don't think it would be such a big deal except that the site is really popular and she's worried she'd be recognized by her face
  5. by   noyesno
    If she stays soft core she should be fine. Hard core would be a little much.
  6. by   shesarriot
    I highly doubt this mattters at all. Like the other poster said, she shouldn't add it to her resume.
    I think employers are more concerned that you pass a criminal check-maybe a credit check too.
    As long as she is not advertising it she is good to go...IMO
  7. by   MedSurgeMe
    Wow. Interesting question for sure. I doubt it would be problematic if it doesn't have her real name. Besides, admitting that you recognize her is a public admission that you look at internet porn, so I doubt the interviewer would mention it. Add to that the fact that the interviewers will probably be female, I think the chance of it being an issue is pretty small. However, I would stop telling people about the photos because word gets around and no hospital wants to create a scandal.

    And, she probably looks different with her clothes on. =)
  8. by   GilaRRT
    Shouldn't matter, people shouldn't care; however, the lifestyle police are always out and about trying to cause drama. I wouldn't care if they were hard core pictures. It could be an issue at some point, but it's sad that I have to say this because we are all fundamentally imperfect by many definitions. Yet, some are more than willing to throw the first stone so to speak, as long as they are not on the receiving end. Because nobody other than immoral deviants have skeletons in their closets?
  9. by   SummitRN
    I see it now... some male coworker/supervisor/patient is going to give her a funny look and ask, "I have a funny feeling like I've seen you somewhere before."

    Seriously, I couldn't imagine this is a problem unless you are in a particularly morally conservative community Utah. Perhaps it would be a problem for Peds... not for any good reason, but for the irrational emotional reaction.
  10. by   CVmursenary
    link? ahah just kidding
  11. by   CVmursenary
    no but pm it to me
  12. by   Katie5
    Quote from noyesno
    If she stays soft core she should be fine. Hard core would be a little much.
    Whats the difference?
  13. by   caliotter3
    There is always a chance that someone who gets angry at her could do something with these if they find them. That was the chance she took when she posted them. But as long as she doesn't go out of her way to make their existence known, she should be ok. Just something she needs to always keep in the back of her mind, along with a plan of action, should a problem appear out of the blue.
  14. by   shhhh
    I used to model (wedding dresses, not my naked butt! Haha!) when I was in college and I still occasionally do some modeling and work as an extra on TV and movies that are filmed in my city. These are projects that anyone, pervert or not, will see if they turn on the TV or flip through a local newspaper or local magazine. While I think it has to do with the fact that I don't wear a smidge of makeup at work and the makeup artists I work with try very hard to make me look pretty, I think the biggest reason I've never been discovered by coworkers is because no one would really expect to see a nurse they work with in that sort of medium. Once, I was sitting near a nurse who was thumbing through the weekend paper in the nurse's station, looking at full page ad for a local department store with picture of me in it looking back at him. It took him a couple minutes of looking at the entire ad before he said, "Oh, hey, this girl looks like you." In that particular case, I was right in front of him and it didn't even dawn on him. Then again, they DID photoshop my double chin out. :P

    I'm acquaintances with a wonderful girl who's also a nurse at my hospital, who was an extra in a music video. She was credited as a "naked bicyclist". And as far as I'm aware, she's never been talked to about it by management. Either the managers don't care, or they're the type of people who don't even know who The Flaming Lips are, let alone listen to their music or watch their music videos. I'm willing to bet it's the latter, and I assume that would be the case in your friend's situation. Also, I'm going to agree with a previous poster and say that those who are nursing managers aren't typically the type who would have an on-going subscription access to a porn site.

    Additionally, I have a friend who's pursuing a law degree, and she modeled in several sets on right after she turned 18. Most of her friends and some of her family know about it, but from what I understand, her law firm where she's currently employed as a paralegal, doesn't have a clue. But then again, if any one of her coworkers found out about her past "modeling", they also have to admit that they know about it because they subscribe to the website.

    Given these situations I've told you about it, I feel confident in saying that I really don't think your friend has much to worry about, but I will say that it's disappointing to me that pictures like these will NEVER really go away, even if the girl who modeled in them has regrets and ever wants them to disappear.