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1959 Miss Universe judging criteria
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1959 Miss Universe judging criteria

For anyone under the impression that yesteryear was kinder and more accepting of the variability in female form, take a gander at this 1959 chart used by the judges of the Miss Universe pageant.

ALL FIGURED OUT–This chart is used by judges as [a] guide in picking Miss Universe. First six show figure flaws, seventh is perfectly proportioned. (1) Shoulders too square. (2) Shoulders too sloping. (3) Hips too wide. (4) Shoulder bones too pronounced. (5) Shoulders and back hunched. (6) Legs irregular, with spaces at calves, knees, thighs. (7) The form divine, needs only a beautiful face.

There you have it! Women have always been subjected to absurdly rigid standards of beauty, the trends waxing and waning like the inconstant moon!

So fuck it, and pass me the Cheetos!

Via the Society Pages

Posted by Amber Frost
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