Miss America Scrapping Swimsuit Competition


Miss America has just announced something on Tuesday morning that will rock the pageant world to come. For starters they're no longer calling themselves a pageant. 

Speaking on Good Morning America, the organization revealed that they will no longer hold a swimsuit competition and will no longer judge women based on physical appearance.

Gretchen Carlson, the chair of the Board of Trustees for the Miss America, who was crowned Miss America herself in 1989, says they now want to be known as a competition, not a pageant.

Carlson doesn't believe the changes will affect ratings since the swimsuit portion wasn't the highest rated part of the broadcast anyway.

Is this a smart move on the part of Miss America? In the wake of #MeToo, is it time to scrap the whole pageant thing? 

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