If Disney Villains Were Beautiful

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Flashback 1960: The Miss Fat and Beautiful Contest


"The plump lass has just the same yearning to be glamorous as her skinny sister," intones the narrator of the 1960 Miss Fat and Beautiful contest, which was open to "comfortable women, with the sort of statistics those old Dutch painters would have loved." Fabulous. Although calling the winner "Britain's Most Glamorous Fatty" seems a bit harsh. ... See the Rest

Flashback 1950: The Mr Apollo Contest

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In this British Pathe newsreel, men "oozing health and strength" parade before a judging panel that includes Miss Holiday Bathing Girl 1949 Sylvia Wren and popular wrestler Jack Doyle for the title of Britain's Most Gorgeous Man. "Never was beauty among the beasts so figuratively revealed! A bulging physique and that tall, lean and hungry look ... See the Rest