Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Battle of Two Cheryls - Tiegs Vs. Ladd
As a young boy I was faced with many difficult choices, but none proved more daunting than choosing a favorite, Cheryl Tiegs or Cheryl Ladd.
For whatever reason, this mythical alliance of boy and goddess was the defining characteristic of my 5th grade class and literally split us in two. On one side you had those boys in favor of the gorgeous Ladd, who in 1977 replaced Farah Fawcett as the sexiest of Charlie's Angels. The opposition favored Ms. Tiegs, best known for her long-running affiliation with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which featured her on the cover in 1970, 1975, and 1983 and famously features the accidental translucent bathing suit incident.
Perhaps it was just the name that drew such intense comparisons. I recall one boy who drew up a chart of side by side statistics (boobs, butt, legs, etc.) in hopes of objectively choosing the superior Cheryl. I seem to remember even that was a draw.