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Miss America Ditches Swimsuit Competition, Won’t Judge On Appearance

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The annual Miss America beauty pageant has just nixed the swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants specifically on physical appearance. The pageant was created in 1921 out of an annual Labor Day beauty contest started in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the early 1900s.

A primary feature of the original beauty contest, the “Inter-City Beauties,” was the public swimsuit contest held on the Garden Pier. The winners originally vied for the “Golden Mermaid” trophy.

Now, top pageant officials say the swimsuit portion is no longer appropriate, especially in the age of #MeToo. “We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you,” said Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is now the head of the organization’s board of trustees.

“”We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’ so guess what, you don’t have to do that anymore,” Carlson said in making the announcement on “Good Morning America.” “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?” Carlson went on, “We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition.” Well, she’s right on the pageant point… those are now officially dead thanks to political correctness.

In place of the swimsuit portion of the competition, that will now be replaced with an interactive session with the judges, in which the women will be asked to demonstrate their “passion, intelligence, and overall understanding of the job of Miss America.” “It’s going to be what comes out of their mouths we’re interested in when they talk about their social impact initiatives,” Carlson said. Oh brother. Listen, I don’t watch these beauty contests, but let’s not kid ourselves… they are primarily about beauty. Take that away and there’s not a whole lot left except leftist lecturing. “The organization is also getting rid of the evening gown portion of the competition and instead asking contestants to wear attire that makes them feel confident, expresses their personal style and shows how they hope to advance the role of Miss America,” ABC said.

However, the swimsuit competitions will still be very much alive at the state level where these contestants are initially chosen. At least for now anyway. And at the state level, these women will primarily be judged on beauty before being selected to go to the national competition. So, the beauty aspects of these women will be judged by state judges, but you won’t see what got them selected in the first place to compete nationally. Feminism, meh.

There was a big flare up last year when emails surfaced showing former Miss America officials belittling the intelligence of some contestants, as well as the appearance and sex lives of former title winners. Some at the top were replaced over it and now the top three positions are all held by women. Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, also said the new Miss America competition will include more women of “all shapes and sizes.” So, it’s gone feminist. Guys… you are better off at the beach, just sayin’.

The official Miss America Twitter account on Tuesday posted a video of a white bikini disappearing in a puff of white smoke with the hashtag #byebyebikini. Sigh, is nothing sacred anymore.

Carlson became a passionate advocate for victims of sexual harassment after she settled a lawsuit in 2016 against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. “I could have never expected what would happen when I sued my former employer at Fox News for sexual harassment 22 months ago, but look what has happened,” she said. “Thousands of women have been inspired to know that they can stand up and speak up and their voices will be heard. If I’ve been a beacon of hope to any woman in that process, it has been worth it,” Carlson said. There is no one so dedicated to being against something like this than someone who’s been burned by it. Communists are the same way. I don’t recognize my country anymore.

As Piers Morgan said, “Have we really come to a place where to appreciate a woman’s physical beauty is a heinous crime?” Evidently so. Bye, bye Miss America.

SOURCES: The Daily Wire, Breitbart, Chicks on the Right, The Daily Mail, Legal Insurrection, Louder with Crowder, The Smoke Room, Twitchy

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  1. Edilia gali

    June 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    It’s very hypocritical on Mrs Carlson point of view about Bathing Suits in Miss America Pageanent when she herself became known and famous in becoming herself a winner and by suing Fox for millions .

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