But...I dunno....seems to me it'd have been better to say : we've realised we're not really relevant or PC in this day and age....so we're closing up shop and calling it quits.
Is this just a desperate move to cling on to the last bit of life and overcome the scandal from last year?
The Miss America beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance.
The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead....
"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outwards, physical appearance. ....
"We are no longer a pageant," said Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the board of trustees of the Miss America organisation.
"We are a competition."