The Evolution of Miss America

The Evolution of Ms. America from 1921

Using historical data on both the pageant winners and the average American woman, we were able to estimate that the only decades during which Miss America fell into the same range as the average U.S. woman were the 1940s and 1950s.

Hmmm — dievca would have been o.k. in the 1950’s as a candidate, but she would never make it now….too bad, but not a worry. Β It is a worry for young girls who see an ideal which is challenging and UNHEALTHY to achieve.

(Actually, dievca is more creeped out by the smile shapes…from the Year 2000 on…the pageant winner’s mouths are the same shape and the teeth are the same color. A little “Stepford-ish”.)

Hmmm, Cosplay-wise:

  1. Bathing Suit
  2. Heels
  3. Ribbon
  4. Big Hair
  5. Make-Up
  6. Tiara

dievca thinks she might be onto something.

10 Comments on “The Evolution of Miss America”

  1. 1926, 1958, 1951, 1949 … – my rating if were a jury : ) Hmm… it seems that I love the young ladies from the past,

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Some fabulous ladies there once was. I am with you on the smiles, robotic and rather fake.

  3. Love it all…actually, the smiles are really interesting…. these young things know how to put on the selfie-face. It’s practiced, has been pictured and reviewed in a million snaps, has been applied even when there’s nothing to smile about. Or it’s all a facade…perhaps that is the face of young women imagining a big meal of lettuce and alfalfa sprouts as soon as she puts her hair in a messy bun, strips off that bikini and gets into her sweatpants….when did we move from one piece to bikini for the competition. What’s next? topless? and what about a shoe history– what year for Pumps? then mules then to stilettos?

    • dievca says:

      I found the switch from one piece to bikini interesting, too. Who was the front runner with the change – was her score affected? The whole process is an interesting concept. Do people from different areas of the country view the pageant differently? Or is it only a certain type of people who want the experience? Do you keep the hair and smile for the rest of your life? How about telling people about the title’s you won?

  4. I’m happy that you wrote about their smiles – from a point on, they all look the same to me, smiles, poses, hair styles… But I’m sure you’ll pick only the best for your cosplay πŸ˜‰

    • dievca says:

      Hmmm, feedback from M about the cosplay wasn’t very forthcoming….and I have to work on finding a tiara~
      May be put on the back burner. πŸ˜€


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