Real Name: Beverly Bennett
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Paul Kent, Don Larrimore, Linda
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed city, USA
First Appearance: My Love II#11/1 (May, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Beverly Bennett was an
experienced fashion model who was focused on her career path, but
nervousness caused her to eat and gain weight.
Weight: Unrevealed, variable
(My Love II#11/1 (fb) - BTS) - Beverly Bennett became
a top professional fashion model and felt a thrill whenever she saw
herself in print, but ate little to stay slim. She developed romantic
feelings for her regular photographer, the flamboyantly stylish Don
Larrimore, yet was also drawn to part-time male
model Paul Kent.
(My Love II#11/1) - Bennett completed another long
photo shoot with the enthusiastic Larrimore, then was late to meet Kent
for a date and tried to assuage Kent's jealousy. Times with Larrimore
were glamorous and included fun-filled parties, while Kent was serious
future with Bennett. She became nervous about having to decide which
man to spend time with; she began eating more and soon gained weight.
Later, she was introduced by Larrimore to fashion magazine editor Linda
Lorraine, who commented on her weight gain. Startled, she felt plump at
120 lbs, and worried over her career and relationship options, but Kent
wasn't bothered by her weight gain. She viewed it negatively, that Kent
wasn't concerned about her career. Two weeks later, after a crash diet,
she had lost the extra weight and
visited the effusive Larrimore. But Kent also appeared, maintaining
that he loved the perfect woman for him, not just a model. Realizing
Kent's love was unselfish in nature, she embraced and kissed him in
front of a forlorn Larrimore.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Don Heck (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks).
She was likely based in New York City as one of Larrimore's parties brought together fashion magazine editors.
Paul Kent came across as more of a macho
straight-shooter, while flamboyant Don Larrimore may have wanted a beard
to go with his mustache.
These romance stories often had the flavor of the time in which they were written, and nothing else to tie them into Marvel's sliding timescale. As such, it's likely that the stories took place at the time of publication rather than being part of the sliding timescale.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Beverly Bennett has no known connections to:
Thoughtful and romantic, Paul Kent was a university student studying medicine
and worked part-time as a model to support his studies. He was in love
with Beverly Bennett and saw a future with her, but was jealous of her
feelings for her photographer. Kent was untroubled by her weight gain
when she was nervous, but she misinterpreted it as negative. Kent later
appeared at her photographer's studio to declare his love for her, that
she was the perfect woman for him and not just a model. Realizing his
love was unselfish, she embraced and chose him as her future
--My Love II#11/1
Don Larrimore was a professional fashion photographer
with connections in the fashion and entertainment industries. He was
Beverly Bennett's regular photographer and she developed feelings for
him. He took her out to flamboyant parties and introduced her to
fashion editors. He focused on her as a model and encouraged her to
weight when she nervously gained some. However, his rival for Bennett's
attention, model Paul Kent, instead won her heart; Larrimore looked
the two kissed in front of him.
--My Love II#11/1
Linda Lorraine was the editor of Lady Fair fashion magazine and a
contact of fashion photographer Don Larrimore. At a party hosted by Larrimore for fashion editors, she
commented unkindly about Beverly Bennett's weight gain that caused
Bennett to go on a crash diet.
--My Love II#11/1
My Love II#11, p2, pan3 (main image)
p2, pan5 (headshot)
p5, pan4 (Kent)
p4, pan4 (Lorraine)
My Love II#11/1 (May, 1971) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Don Heck (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks)
First posted: 02/14/2019
Last updated: 02/14/2019
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