Bone Structures Also Evaluated In Beauty Pageant Contest

During the 1950s to 1960s, there was a series of well-known competitions that not only evaluated women's appearance and personality, but also bone and posture.

The X-rays of the participants' bodies were evaluated along with their entire body posture to determine who had the best bone structure.


This event is the brainchild of the chiropractic industry, in its quest to raise public awareness.

Those who think that today's standards of beauty are too high should look back to the days when women had to prove that their appearance was amazing, both on the outside and the inside. The competition was called "The Posture Queen" which ran from 1956 to 1968.


It was closely related to the physicians of the time, especially since at that time there was no license for Orthopedic surgeons.

A doctor at that time was still classified as a quack, until the organizers of the competition hoped that the assessment of the participants 'bone structure could be a tribute to the doctors' struggle.

That's why the association of doctors hopes that this competition will bring people closer to the medical world. Overall, the competition was more about disseminating messages from physicians, especially doctors at the time that bone structure was also one of the important factors in determining the perfection body.


These opportunities were then taken by companies such as Posture Queen Mattress mattress companies to become sponsors of the competition, while promoting their products in gaining a "healthy backbone."


But back then, people didn't even care about the bone structure that women had. So, the women who participated in this competition actually hoped that X-rays would no longer be considered.


Such a competition ended in 1968. By that time, the Orthopaedic surgeons were finally able to obtain their license and focus more on their specialized work.

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