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May 26th, 2011
06:12 AM ET

Question of the Day: Perfect body or $1,000,000?

A Kelton Research poll found nearly 25 percent of women would rather have a perfect body than $1million.

Which would you pick: Perfect body or $1,000,000?

Weigh in on our question of the day here. Kiran Chetry, Christine Romans and Ali Velshi could read your response on American Morning.

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soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Jami

    To Andrea who commented, "I'm a 58 year old happily married woman, who's had a weight problem her entire life. SHOW ME THE MONEY!":

    I respect your comment greatly. It was very honest and illustrates my above point perfectly. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  2. Jami

    A perfect body doesn't give you a great attitude, or a perfect state of mind on how you view yourself and the rest of the world. People will always have insecurities regardless of how they look because of layers: childhood, media, movies, and magazines telling people that they aren't good enough, and how to be somebody they aren't.

    Modeling isn't just about being a pretty face. You have to believe in yourself, treat people with respect, and work extremely hard to achieve your goals. I'd definitely take the money. Think of all the wonderful things you could do with that like feed the poor, humanitarian efforts, and pay off your debts owed to society.

    ~Jami Lea

    June 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  3. walter s.

    having A perfect body is great but all the lipo and botox can only do so much.....a reasonable diet is more important than people realize.......but anyone that shops for good (healthy) food understands it IS more having the money could help attain the perfect body

    May 27, 2011 at 8:38 am |
  4. SLTrue

    I would take the $1m but I would be interested to know if the poll data reflects our societies emphasis on women being beautiful and men being rich. From the initial results you presented this morning it appears that women voted for the body and men for the money.

    May 26, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  5. David

    The perfect body. Then I could finally get the perfect body to move in with me.

    May 26, 2011 at 8:03 am |
  6. Roxie Cousins

    I will keep the body God gave me and I would take the million dollars and pay off my church loan balance of $300,000 and spend the rest on bills and spoil my three grandchildren..

    May 26, 2011 at 8:02 am |
  7. dave s

    i'll take the million and use half of it to attract the woman i like instead of using the perfect body. . . it's easier and i still would get to eat great food!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  8. Daniel Lopez

    I rather have the 1 million and then I can work on having the perfect body with that one milion.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  9. Daniel Lopez

    I rather have the 1 million and then I can work on having the perfect body with that one milion.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:53 am |
  10. kate alston

    A perfect body is subjective; what's perfect? However a million needs no analysis. Gimme the cold, hard cash.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  11. Susan

    The body...If and only if that includes perfect health!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  12. Matthew

    Defiantly the $1,000,000, getting the body would be easier. 

    May 26, 2011 at 7:33 am |
  13. Michael 52

    Give me the money. At 52 I can diet and exercise and get the body

    May 26, 2011 at 7:33 am |
  14. Wesley Jester

    The answer is simple. I'll take the million! Then i'll build a nice house with a sweet gym! pay off a personal trainer for a few years and i'm good! They say money cant buy happiness...but i'll be willing to bet i can get that body and a few other amenities!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:33 am |
  15. lorrie

    Define "perfect body." My 18 month old granddaughter has my ideal of a perfect body. This questions is loaded–am I focused on ego or money? In truth, I'd rather have the money. So much I could do with it–like pay for college by the time my granddaughter is old enough to go!!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:33 am |
  16. Bill

    Perfect body hands down... Assuming that "perfect body" includes one prone to longevity, free from disease, and without any nasty genetic surprises.

    However, if it just means you look good for a few years, give me the money.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  17. Sidney Clark-

    I will take the money! A fat man with a million looks better to women than a trim man without a million any day. I'll pay a trainer and save a couple of hundred thousand.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  18. Cristina

    I will take $1Mil and work my body for 1 Mil 😛

    May 26, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  19. tony

    ill take a million dollar, with that i wouldnt need a killer body. besides a million dollars looks alot better then a killer body..

    May 26, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  20. joe

    Give me the mill I'll buy the body.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  21. Pragash

    perfect body Work out

    May 26, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  22. jennifer

    I would take the million and spend some of it on nutritionists, personal trainers and some plastic surgery to get the body I want.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:30 am |
  23. Rich mares

    Tahe the million dollars,hands down

    May 26, 2011 at 7:30 am |
  24. herb sontz

    gimmie the money, and I'll buy a transplant.
    Herb, Price

    May 26, 2011 at 7:30 am |
  25. Alex Chupp

    Both choices are wonderful options.Receiving hand-outs are nice. However, neither gives you the satisfaction of working hard, and being proud of a job well done.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  26. MeLoN

    Simple question. Take the money. There's no such thing as the "perfect" body.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  27. Bob Ploehn

    Give me the money, and I can have and keep a healthy body. Who cares about perfect when healthy is far more important in the long (or maybe short) run.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  28. Shawn

    I would take the million bucks and buy the perfect body, maybe a few trips to the plastic surgeon 🙂

    May 26, 2011 at 7:28 am |
  29. Barry

    One bad weekend with Pizza and Mars bars and You'll wish youd taken the money.....

    May 26, 2011 at 7:02 am |
  30. ClIff

    Take the many body's can a $1M buy?

    May 26, 2011 at 6:52 am |
  31. shashore

    With a million dollars i could look like kiran chetry

    May 26, 2011 at 6:46 am |
  32. Dan from Chicago, IL

    I'd take the million buy a big house with a gym and get a trainer and have the whole family get perfect bodies.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:44 am |
  33. Brooks

    The money! I would have the time to work on the perfect body and even hire a personal trainer! THEN I'd make more money selling the story of how a million dollars miraculously appeared in my bank account and I was instantly inspired to attain the perfect bod!!!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:43 am |
  34. Rocky Benfield

    I would take the money, for the sole reason that i could afford the tings to give me me that perfect body.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  35. Daniel Wilder

    I would ABSOLUTELY take the money. I am almost 50 and realize what a million dollars is worth

    May 26, 2011 at 6:33 am |
  36. Frank

    Assuming the money is tax free, I'd take the million. I actually like healthy food and like being active. Show me the money!!!!!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:31 am |
  37. Kc

    Are you kidding i will take million dollar , as bad the ecoonomy will buy aduct tape all my body for sure , and still living the dream ha,ha
    cnn rock s
    Kc ,Tampa

    May 26, 2011 at 6:31 am |
  38. janice magee

    Well, I guess I would take the money. You could be as ugly as a fence post, get remade beautiful, and still have money left. You would have both. I have said this for YEARS. Janice from Rolesville, NC

    May 26, 2011 at 6:30 am |
  39. jerry

    the money

    May 26, 2011 at 6:29 am |
  40. Dana of Northern Indiana

    Really!? a clean million, hands down! After investing the million, you'd have the time to work out and get the perfect body!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:29 am |
  41. Mark

    I would take the money, you can't pay your bills with the perfect body.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:28 am |
  42. Chris

    I would take the perfect body, then use it to earn $1,000,000.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:28 am |
  43. Henning

    I'd take the cash! & shower my beautiful wife with all sorts of gifts even though I'm disabled. Seeing her smile is all the reward I need.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:24 am |
  44. CINDY

    Give me the money so i can pay to get my dream body and then if i change my mind about my look i can change it again and that way ill still have money

    May 26, 2011 at 6:24 am |
  45. Bridgett D'Abmbrosio

    Well what do you think? The perfect body of course. The money is just secondary, A perfect body gives you opportunities that can make money. Thnink of all the possibilities!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  46. TJ

    If you Had the Perfect Body, You Could Model and make more than a million dollars. If you'd had a million dollars it been gone in a week but if you had a perfect body you'd enjoy life more you'll be Perfect!. 🙂

    May 26, 2011 at 6:22 am |
  47. Andrea

    I'm a 58 year old happily married woman, who's had a weight problem her entire life. SHOW ME THE MONEY!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  48. Ik

    This is an easy one. Give me the million, I'll work out later, while smiling to the bank....

    May 26, 2011 at 6:18 am |
  49. Pam Baldwin

    I'll take the money and run!

    May 26, 2011 at 6:17 am |
  50. dibear

    I would take the Million dollars, then I could afford all the trainers to help me get that wonderful body!! Dianne, E. Tn.

    May 26, 2011 at 6:15 am |