Good Morning America to announce the decision, which is a part of an effort to modernize Miss America in a post #MeToo milieu.” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>Chair of the board for the Miss America Organization, Gretchen Carlson, announced on Tuesday morning that the competition will be doing away with its famed swimsuit portion. Carlson, who is herself a former Miss America, announce the decision is a part of an effort to modernize Miss America in a post #MeToo world.  Carlson also said the 97-year-old competition will scrap the evening gown portion of event; contestants will now be encouraged to wear clothing that makes them feel confident in place of formal evening wear. Carlson has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement. In 2016, she settled a lawsuit with former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who eventually resigned from his position amidst numerous accusations of sexual misconduct. With Carlson as board chair, and a number of women executives at the helm, the organization is being steered in a new direction..

Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition, Seeking to Evolve in ‘This Cultural Revolution’


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