End of an era: Miss America waves goodbye to iconic swimsuit round

07 June, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors Gretchen Carlson announced the changed during Good Morning America.

Carlson says the "competition", as they're calling it moving forward, will be less focused on beauty, and more focused on what the contestants actually bring to the table, intellectually.

Contestants will instead be permitted to wear clothing that makes them feel "confident, expresses their personal style and shows how they hope to advance the role of Miss America".

Miss America will be scrapping the swimsuits portion of the event and will be more inclusive to women of all sizes, the contest announced Tuesday.

"We're no longer judging women when they come out in their chosen attire, their evening wear", she said.

"The decision to make this change was important because it allows us to embrace women differently to do what we ultimately are passionate about in providing exceptional opportunities and scholarships for education", said Jessie Bennett, Miss America trustee.

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Mund, who reigns throughout 2018, will crown the next victor Miss America 2019.

The elimination of the swimsuit competition will begin at the national competition as some states have already completed selection.

The first pageant broadcast on TV was in 1954, when 27 million people tuned in to watch Lee Meriwether crowned Miss America.

The competition began almost 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest created to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weeks after Labor Day. "For many years that's been a part of the Miss America organization", Pitts said.

"If you're upset about Miss America dropping it's swimsuit completion: Maybe you should respect women for who they are on the inside, beauty is truly skin deep and in the eyes of the beholder", someone said.

"It's a job and you're interviewed like any other job, and it's a tough interview", Cash said.

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The changes will go into effect for this year's contest, scheduled for September 9.

Instead of running a swimsuit competition, the organization will feature "a live interactive session with the judges", the show reported, according to the organization.

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.

- Mark Kern (@Grummz) June 5, 2018Men are really upset about Miss America getting rid of the swimsuit segment, which tells me too many pervs have been watching, which justifies no swimsuits.

Swanson said she doesn't mind the swimsuit competition because it keeps her working toward being her best physical self, though she admits that "showing yourself in a swimsuit is not necessarily a fair representation of a healthy lifestyle".

"I think they're trying to take it to a level that gives the girls more options", Whitten said.

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