1950s Miss America Contestants

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This lineup of four Miss America contestants from the 1950s shows very standard-sized bodies that the average American woman could still relate to. American women in the 1950s could look at these women and not feel as if they were unattainable in terms of body size, but can you imagine these women trying to compete today? They would be considered ‘fat’ by the current standards of beauty and physique that we’ve placed on beauty contestants today, which shows that women’s body images have become very skewed.