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Miss America drops swimsuit round and won't judge contestants based on looks

05 June 2018, 11:44 | Rodolfo Wallace

‘No longer a pageant’: Miss America scrapping swimsuit competition to focus on talent, achievements

Miss America says it will stop judging contestants based on physical appearance | TheHill

She took over her current position at the beginning of the year, and the changes to Miss America come on the heels of the #MeToo movement, as well as the organization's controversies.

The Miss America beauty pageant will no longer have a swimwear competition category and the contestants will also no longer be judged on their outward physical appearance.

But it has received its share of criticism for the swimsuit part of the competition, and, to a lesser extent, the evening gown portion, both seen as outdated by some.

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She further added that the Miss America will now be a "competition" and not a "pageant" that will judge on a woman's outward appearance.

Moving forward, "it's what comes out of their mouths that we care about", not the way in which women are perceived on a strictly somatic level.

Following Carlson's announcement, some on Twitter have praised Miss America for making a change that they believe is long overdue.

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As one might imagine, nixing the swimsuit portion of the competition has caused quite a stir on social media, with opinions falling on all ends of the spectrum. Sorry you're upset about the Miss America pageant getting rid of the swimsuit competition, my dude.

Neither the swimsuit nor the gown competitions were the highest-rated parts of the program, Carlson said, and the changes got little resistance within the organization.

Miss America, America's favorite shitshow of a competition, has decided to make a radical change.

In a statement provided to INSIDER, a representative for Miss America said contestants will be asked to "highlight [their] achievements and goals in life" and describe "how [they] will use [their] talents, passion, and ambition to perform the job of Miss America" during this new portion of the competition. She brought the sexual harassment case that led to the departure of Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News. On Tuesday's Good Morning America, Carlson announced sweeping revisions to Miss America to change it from being about looks to being about character.

The 2018 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, Sept. 10, 2017, in New Jersey.

The 87-year-old Waring, who still owns the one-piece, black-and-white-striped bathing suit she wore in 1948, says the suits worn by contestants these days are "skimpy" and "undignified", and she's heard from many young women who didn't want to wear them.



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