Table of contents:
- Miss Pretty Eyes, 1930s
- Miss Perfect Posture, 1956
- Miss Atomic Bomb, 1957
- The Sausage Queen, 1955
- Miss Catfish, 1956
- Donut Queen, 1957
- Miss Pretty Legs, 1949
- "Queen of Anti-Riskaidekaphobia", 1963
- The Queen of Sweaters, 1972
- The Diaper Queen, 1947
- Queen of May Wine
- The Queen of the Pet Festival, 1964
If you look at the pictures of participants from beauty contests, it will take your breath away from how well thought-out their images are: perfect makeup, styling, great figure. But, looking at these photo reports of the 20-50s of the last century, you cannot help smiling!
Miss Pretty Eyes, 1930s
Even during the Great Depression, people needed to be entertained. Choosing the most seductive look, the organizers decided that nothing should distract the judges. Since the competition was to be won by the woman with the most expressive eyes, it was decided to simply cover her face with a mask.
Miss Perfect Posture, 1956
The photo shows three winners of a beauty contest in Chicago, which was held as part of promoting the work of chiropractors. The organizers of the competition were convinced that a woman should be beautiful not only on the outside, but also on the inside. To do this, each participant had to provide her own X-ray, which would confirm that her posture is indeed perfect.
Miss Atomic Bomb, 1957
Do you remember the expression “You’re just a bomb!”? Some people take it literally. It is not surprising that it was in Las Vegas that the first competition was held, combining the main interests of the population of the 50s: nuclear weapons and pin-up beauties. The most famous "atomic beauty" was the dancer Lee A. Merlin, she performed in a paper suit in the form of an atomic explosion over a leotard.
The Sausage Queen, 1955
Pictured is Geene Courtney, who won a sausage beauty pageant hosted by a meat company during National Hot Dog Week.
Miss Catfish, 1956
Gail Hooper easily holds a 25-kg fish in one hand, easily gripping a fishing rod with the other hand. The winner with all her appearance proves that there are still women in American villages.
Donut Queen, 1957
19-year-old Joy Harman was crowned the donut throne with a huge nimbo-shaped donut in New York City.
Miss Pretty Legs, 1949
Apparently, the imagination of the Los Angeles residents has always been in order. Photos of the owners of the most seductive legs in front of you. Participants perform in masks so as not to embarrass the judges with a glance.
"Queen of Anti-Riskaidekaphobia", 1963
Now try to say it three times in a row. Triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13.
The brave Cindy Carol won the competition for the most naughty girl in the world. In the picture, she collected all the prejudices and illustrated that there is nothing mystical about cats or the number 13. We only hope that after the shot was taken, the stairs did not fall on the brave girl.
The Queen of Sweaters, 1972
The National Knit Outerwear Association (phew!) Has crowned Alabama's Gian Davis as "The Queen of Sweaters." Next to her is probably a little princess, who was presented with the award already in 1972.
The Diaper Queen, 1947
Sponsored beauty contests sometimes offered participants very original ways to demonstrate their charm. Try to stay charming when you're in a diaper!
Queen of May Wine
Paula Wayne won the April 1965 Queen of May Wine competition. We would also love to participate in it!
The Queen of the Pet Festival, 1964
21-year-old Sunny Austin poses with a lamb and a toucan after being nominated for the most adorable animal lover. We hope the pets had a long and well-fed life!