Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Miss America scraps swimsuit competition in wake of MeToo

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Anna Jefferson | 05 June, 2018, 23:41

"We are no longer a pageant", Carlson said.

The almost century-old Miss America competition will drop its well-known swimsuit competition this year and will no longer judge contestants based on their physical appearance, a top organization official said on Tuesday.

In January, Carlson was named the first former victor to serve as the organization's leader and four other former Miss America winners were also named to the board. "We are a competition".

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.

The changes come on the heels of a major shakeup of the Miss America board.

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.

The 2019 Miss America competition will be held on September 9.

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Miss America announced it would no longer include the swimsuit competition in future pageants on June 5, 2018. Finally we can judge women on what really matters: "baton twirling", someone wrote, poking fun at the concept that women should be judged at all. A former Miss America herself, she co-hosted Fox and Friends for eight years.

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

The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead.

"We want more women to know they are welcome in this organization", she said. Carlson, who was crowned Miss America 1989, believes it is now "a competition". Once her contract ended, however, Carlson filed (and eventually settled) a lawsuit against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, and has since been an outspoken advocate against sexual harassment.

"We want you and we want to celebrate your accomplishments and your talents and then we want to hand you scholarships", she added.

Late a year ago, a number of emails were leaked that showed conversations between the pageant's CEO Sam Haskell and others within the organization, insulting former winners' bodies, slut-shaming them, referring to them with misogynistic slurs, and even conspiring to tank their businesses and deny them their livelihood.

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