Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

‘Prettiest Ankle’ Competitions Were History’s WEIRDEST Beauty Contest.

Ankles weren't the only standard for beauty. Here's a competition for the prettiest legs in Paris in 1950.

Ankles weren't the only standard for beauty. Here's a competition for the prettiest legs in Paris in 1950.

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According to some accounts, age wasn't a determining factor. A 50-year-old woman once won one of these ankle contests.

According to some accounts, age wasn't a determining factor. A 50-year-old woman once won one of these ankle contests.

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Here's an image of the contestants in a Miss World beauty competition sponsored by Mecca Dancing on Nov. 7, 1953. My bet is that men will probably admire stems until the end of time.

Here's an image of the contestants in a Miss World beauty competition sponsored by Mecca Dancing on Nov. 7, 1953. My bet is that men will probably admire stems until the end of time.

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