Photo Showing TIME Magazine’s Definition of a “Perfect Body” in 1955: Facts


Photo Showing TIME Magazine's Definition of a 'Perfect Body' in 1955
Photo Showing TIME Magazine's Definition of a 'Perfect Body' in 1955

Story: 

The TIME Magazine’s definition of a “perfect body” in 1955. It’s amazing to think people actually used their brains when looking at women back then.

Other Versions

1. Time magazines definition of a perfect body, in 1955 #ThrowBack

2. Back in the 1950’s this was the Standard!

Analysis:

A story in various formats shared heavily on Twitter and other social media sites claims to show a 1955 photograph from TIME magazine depicting that era’s “perfect body” of a woman. The photograph of the bikini-clad woman in a black and white shot soon went viral, and many actually believed it could be a fact, but it isn’t.

Original, Color Photograph
Original, Color Photograph

The picture in question showing a woman dressed in retro beachwear was not taken in 1955, and it does not show any model belonging to that era. The woman seen in the picture is in fact adult video actress Aria Giovanni, whose real name is Cindy Volk, and the (colored, not black and white) shot was taken in 2004 as part of a modeling session. In Image Gallery, you can see another similar picture of Aria Giovanni taken from that modelling session. You can also see an authentic 1955 black and white picture of a woman wearing a bikini that was taken from a February edition of JET magazine.

Picture of Adult video actress Aria Giovanni
Adult video actress Aria Giovanni
1955 Black & White Picture of a Woman wearing a Bikini
1955 Black & White Picture of a Woman wearing a Bikini

So quite clearly, someone took the 2004 color picture of Aria Giovanni, converted it to black and white and then posted it on Twitter as TIME magazine’s definition of perfect body. The idea of a woman’s “perfect body” six decades ago could have been more realistic for sure.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

How Did This Adult Video Star Fool The Internet Into Saying She Had The ‘Perfect Body’ — In 1955?

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Photo Showing TIME Magazine’s Definition of a “Perfect Body” in 1955: Facts