Waist-Hip Ratio and Useless Celebrity Trivia

Taking one’s measurements is actually quite a simple process (unless I did something wrong, which is – of course – entirely probable.) Five minutes into reading a How-To on Measurement 101, I had my numbers and immediately texted them to my mom. Madison even helped.

And just for fun, I did some unnecessary yet absurdly fascinating research on body measurements. Apparently, the ideal measurements are considered to be a waist- hip ratio (WHR) – or waist divided by hip- of under 0.7 for women and 0.9 for men. (FTR, I did not make the cut.) I also learned that WHR has been used in studies of health, beauty and even intelligence. (1) The hourglass figures come in at around 0.65, which is considered a low WHR. (I did not qualify for that one either. )

Here are some celebrities and their WHRs:
0.77 Megan Fox
0.73 Angelina Jolie
0.72 Twiggy
0.71 Gweneth Paltrow, Paris Hilton
0.69 Greta Garbo, Anna Nicole Smith, Kate Moss
0.68 Naomi Campbell
0.67 Rita Hayworth, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen
0.65 Kim Kardashian
0.63 Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren
0.57 Brigitte Bardot
0.55 Barbie (in case you were wondering)

Source: (1) “WHR: Waist To Hip Ratio” by Abagond

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