What do Girls who have Gone Wild grow up to be? If they're like Ashley Alexandra Dupré, they become high-priced hookers whose clients include men like ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer. Although Dupré's involvement in a high end prostitution ring has been widely publicized since the story broke on March 12th, it was revealed only a few days ago that she also participated in numerous Girls Gone Wild videos back in 2003.
When questioned by the Palm Beach Post (at the time) why she was performing in these videos, Dupré explained, "You might as well show off what you have before you don't have it any more!" She then went on to say, "It's not stupid to do it (take off your clothes for GGW). It's all fun and games."
After the news of her encounters with the former governor broke, Dupré confided to a friend, "I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster." The reality is, though, Dupré's actions since as far back as 2003 may have had monstrous effects on countless families and marriages because although Dupré claims that making a Girls Gone Wild video is "all fun and games" pornography can be just as damaging to a relationship as prostitution. (Of course the men that participate in pornography and prostitution are responsible in their own right.)
While Dupré is correct that the body loses its appeal through the aging process, what counts most-- a good character and moral compass--can and should get better with time. Let's hope that Dupré figures that out before she loses those parts she loves to show off and finds herself left with nothing.