Lucille did not consider herself a beauty queen but the summer following her sophomore year she entered the Miss Celoron bathing beauty contest. Lucille considered her to skinny for her height of five feet seven and weighing less than a hundred pounds. As a candidate she had to have her picture taken to be put in the newspaper, her mother DeDe sent her to the best photographer in town. T. Henry Black was quoted saying, Its very difficult to get a satisfactory picture of Miss Ball because the lady is just not photogenic!
T. Henry Black obviously didn't know what the heck he was talking about!