Fresh off the announcement that the Miss America Pageant will no longer include a swimsuit competitionseveral people on the internet are crediting this decision as a win for women's rights and the Me Too movement. For years, the year-old competition has endured criticism about the sexually-exploitative nature of the swimsuit competitionthat required women to appear on stage in a swimsuit, only for judges to rate them according to their physical appearance. As people celebrate the end of an era, it's important to look back at the issues and culture that kept the swimsuit competition going for as long as it did — and why the competition was ultimately eliminated.
When the Miss America Organization announced on Tuesday that its namesake contest is eliminating its swimsuit competitionsome fans and former contestants alike welcomed the move as a sign of progress and liberation from a mode of judging women on their looks. In fact, though Miss America started specifically as a swimsuit competition, that format was then considered by some to be liberating for participants. The first such event, held in in Atlantic City, N.
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We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era byebyebikini MissAmerica pic. Skip navigation! Story from News. Ashley Alese Edwards.
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Getty Eliza Muradyan of Armenia competes in the swimsuit competition during the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok on December 13, The Miss Universe Pageant airs tonight, on the Fox network, at 7 p. ET, with Steve Harvey back as the host.
The Miss America pageant confirmed today they were doing away with their controversial, long-standing swimsuit competition. Here's a look back at some of the most scandalous moments in the pageant's bathing suit-related history. Cuban was a judge at the competition, during which he made a slew of faces that spawned a bunch of memes.
The opening number outfits were by American designer Sherri Hill, who tapped Catriona to become one of her models for her spring fashion show at the recent New York Fashion Week. Wearing a shimmering sheer silver and black halter mini dress, Catriona was among those that got the loudest cheer from the crowd. During the swimsuit competition, the candidates wore Sirivannavari Bangkok creations, and Catriona was in a hot pink asymmetrical swimsuit, which she paraded with flips from her long straight hair. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country.