Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Miss America drops swimsuit competition, won't judge on looks

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"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance".

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.

Without the swimsuit segment, contestants will no longer be judged on physical appearance. She said the swimsuit portion is not the highest-rated section of the broadcast and viewers seem to be more interested in the talent competition.

"Who doesn't want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul?" "We should be honoring them, and that doesn't involve putting on a two-piece bathing suit and walking onstage in heels".

Meanwhile, the official Miss America Twitter account, helmed by current Miss America Cara Mund, tweeted "We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era", and added the hashtag #ByeByeBikini.

The next Miss America competition will be held on September 9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Miss America beauty pageant is making major changes-none of them cosmetic.

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The competition's contestants - representatives of all 50 USA states - "will be asked to demonstrate their passion, intelligence and overall understanding of the job of Miss America", the show reported.

The Miss America organization courted controversy earlier this year when internal emails were released from the group's former CEO Sam Haskell.

"It's what comes out of their mouths that we care about", Carlson said. Waring said she and other Miss Americas - they call themselves "the forevers" - were alerted to the switch during a conference call last week. She brought the sexual harassment case that led to the departure of Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News.

"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".

In another first, all three leaders are former pageant winners in the Miss America system. Historically, the one thing every Miss America has had in common is that they have been conventionally handsome, a definition that has expanded over time.

Effective this year, the show will scrap the famed swimsuit competition.

But how America views women has changed drastically since then, and the Miss America Organization is run by women who don't think it's such a hot idea.

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