My, but beauty ideals have changed.these girls look healthy rather than anorexic. -- "Miss America was held for the first time in 1921 to attract tourists to Atlantic City. The winner was a old girl (Margaret Gorman) from Washington, third on the left.
They then went into how much the bodies have actually changed using the BMI (Body Mass Index) which calculates a person’s height to weight ratio. Using that measure, the average winner’s BMI is significantly lower than the average American woman.
Margaret Gorman Cahill, won the first Miss America contest in Atlantic City, N. in Her formal title was queen of Atlantic City's "Inter-City Beauty Pageant," which later became the Miss America Pageant.