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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am 
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Miss America axes swimsuit competition; Gretchen Carlson says 'We are no longer a pageant'

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Gretchen Carlson, who took over as chair of the Miss America Organization Board of Trustees after the group's email scandal, had a major announcement on Tuesday's Good Morning America: There will be no more swimsuit competition.

"We are no longer a pageant; we are a competition. We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance," Carlson told GMA's Amy Robach. "That means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition."

Carlson said the evening gown portion of the program will be revamped. "We're no longer judging women when they come out in their chosen attire — their evening wear, whatever they choose to do. It's gonna be what comes out of their mouth that we're interested in, when they talk about their social impact initiatives."

Carlson, who was awarded the Miss America crown in 1989, said this was a board decision. She acknowledged "change can sometimes be difficult," but said she was excited for the competition to be "evolving in this cultural revolution."


https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/06/05/miss-america-swimsuit-competition-gretchen-carlson/672148002/

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R.I.P. The Miss America Pageant/Competition.

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Is this pageanty morph a loss, really? I mean. Shit. I had a homemade swimsuit and flute solo ready.

You only watched to see who screwed up or was gown queen anyway. Get ridadem.

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Vandal wrote:
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"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance," Carlson told GMA's Amy Robach.
I'm guessing that somehow the contestants will nonetheless coincidentally all turn out to be highly telegenic. --Bob

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"We are no longer a pageant; we are a competition..."


That's like Hometown Buffet saying, "We are no longer a chow line for drunk rednecks; we are a fine dining restaurant."

They're both scummy meat parades.

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Pastor Fireball wrote:
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"We are no longer a pageant; we are a competition..."


That's like Hometown Buffet saying, "We are no longer a chow line for drunk rednecks; we are a fine dining restaurant."

They're both scummy meat parades.


I'm sure the hundreds of women who have benefited from the scholarships provided by the pageant over the years appreciate your astute assessment. Scummy is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.

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