Miss America is saying BYE, BYE to Bikini’s!
Big changes are coming to the nearly century old competition. The announcement was made Tuesday morning by Gretchen Carlson — a 1989 Miss America winner herself, and the new chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization.; the Miss America Competition will no longer include one long standing tradition- their swimsuit portion.
That’s not the only big change though; the organization is also getting rid the evening gown portion of the competition.
Gretchen Carlson simply expressed,
“We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition.”