June 19, 2018

Miss America Will No Longer Include Swimsuit Competition

05 June 2018, 11:39 | Winifred Adams

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The modifications for the upcoming telecast were unveiled by Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is chair of the board of trustees of the Miss America Organization. Part of the tradition of why we were here in Atlantic City was that it started as a bathing beauty competition. Instead, contestants will wear an outfit in keeping with their own personal style, and there will be additional live interaction time with the judges.

Carlson said since the competition is no longer about heels and swimsuits, it will now champion leadership, empowerment, and how women will pay for college.

Along with getting rid of the swimsuit portion of the competition, Miss America is also making some other big changes, calling it a "new era" for the organization.

"Miss America announces they will no longer have a swimsuit portion to the competition and cease calling it a 'pageant.' Call me when they decide to up their game for the Interview part", someone else said, pointing out a portion of the competition they deem more problematic.

Miss America is ending the swimsuit and evening gown portions of its competition, the organization announced Tuesday morning (June 5). And, of course, inner beauty: Contestants will "be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul", said Carlson. (Vanessa Williams could have told us that 30 years ago.) So how much could this shakeup change at a fundamental level? She was elected chairwoman of Miss America in January.

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"We want more women to know they are welcome in this organization", she said.

The decision comes in the midst of the #MeToo movement. That's a huge change for an organization that began almost 100 years ago as a swimsuit pageant and even today is, by most, more known for its bikinis and evening gowns (which Carlson says they're also revamping) than the scholarships they provide.

"We're experiencing a cultural revolution in our country with women finding the courage to stand up and have their voices heard on many issues,"she said in the statement".

"We want you and we want to celebrate your accomplishments and your talents and then we want to hand you scholarships", she added. Last year, the organization was rocked after sexist emails sent by Miss America officials denigrating former contestants' looks and intelligence were leaked.

She settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes in 2016.

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