“A personification of the fine qualities which can be found in a young American girl,” lilts a charm-school voice, but where are the girls inside these living Barbie dolls with the Styrofoam smiles? Behind every Miss is there really a miss? And what is behind that smile? Contrary to the propaganda, I suspect that Miss America girls do not have everything. On TV they appear to lack lower teeth, which could account for the dentally arresting composition of gums and uppers known everywhere as the Miss America Smile.” ---Shana Alexander writes in a article entitled, “Hooray! Getting Back To Normal” in the 1968 September issue of LIFE Magazine.