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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.”

 

The Miss America Competition will broadcast live on on ABC on Sept. 9.