I interviewed an executive in his underwear to get the job done. Many previous Miss America winners have come out about eating disorders they developed while preparing for the competition. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. More Expand the sub-menu. TV Expand the sub-menu. She was a natural choice to lead the Miss America Organization in the wake of its own sexual harassment scandal, revealed through a series of leaked emails last year.
"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance."
Bess Myerson, Jewish Miss America In 1945, Hated The Pageant’s Swimsuit Contest
We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era byebyebikini MissAmerica pic. Edit Article Add New Article. Since then, that portion of the pageant has been called antiquated, misogynistic, and exploitative, where seeing women walk in stilettos in string bikinis no longer fit in with the times we were living in. You must be logged in to vote. Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss America , was a particular target of the emails, many of which ridiculed her weight gain after she won the title. Because many of the state and local competitions that decide the Miss America finalists have already begun, the dropping of the swimsuit portion will not take effect at those levels until next year's competition, the organisation said. Carlson also said that she wants the competition to be more inclusive to women of all shapes and sizes, opening the doors to people who might not have believed they could participate thanks to the strict and narrow standards of the swimsuit portion.
Even without the swimsuit competition, Miss America is a horrible institution.
Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. Miss America had been under pressure for years to end the swimsuit tradition, which is as old as the pageant itself. Motivational blogs, tips, promotions, sponsorship opportunities and more! See how we accomplish this. This week the Miss America Organization announced they were dropping the swimsuit competition—the main component of the first Miss America pageant—from future contests.
Brand Intelligence is now collecting brand-tracking data from 12 countries. Yet her solutions are worth keeping in mind. Last December the pageant was hit by a scandal in which former Miss America officials denigrated the intelligence, appearance and sex lives of former title winners. Back in the s, there was no better hook to stay on the beach an extra afternoon than a line of beautiful women, especially if they were standing around in bikinis and waiting to be judged. But to see if I could answer any of these questions, I contacted Samantha Russo, a former Miss America contestant who represented the great state of New Hampshire in , after she posted some insight into the decision on her Instagram.