The ‘Perfect Girl’ From 100 Years Ago Would Not Be So Perfect Nowadays
Just to show how different our standards for desirable women were way back when, here is an ad from 1912 from a woman who claims to be the ”Perfect Girl.”
On December 21, 1912, the New York Times published a profile of “The Perfect Girl”: a size 14 wannabe-vegetable farmer from Brooklyn who loved beefsteak and, by her own admission, literally did not know what fear was.
It turns out that the real Elsie Scheel was a 5’7, 171 lb. student at Cornell with measurements of 34.6 inch chest, 30.3 inch waist, and 40.4 inch hips.
What’s even more remarkable is how comparable her measurements were to those of the Venus de Milo.
Sean Levinson | Elite.