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05-06-2018, 17:04   #1
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Miss America waves bye bye to bikinis

While I was never really a big fan (or any kind of fan) of this kind of 'beauty pageant'...And I can only really encourage this kind of development in this day and age...

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?

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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."
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What do the contestants themselves think about it?

We see a lot choice being taken away from young beautiful women these days.

F1 grid girls and PDC darts walk on models put out of a job for instance. A job they enjoyed and a job they wanted to do.

Denied the right to earn. What is it? Jealousy? Prudishness?
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They can be online influencers and get on Love Island
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So will big buck-tooth sweaty Betty from Delaware be in with a shout next year?
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Considering this is a scholarship competition, I don't have a problem with it. And for competitions that focus on beauty, there's still Miss USA, where the winner then goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. That's the pageant that really focuses on beauty, so there's plenty of opportunity for beautiful women still.
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And for competitions that focus on beauty, there's still Miss USA, where the winner then goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. That's the pageant that really focuses on beauty, so there's plenty of opportunity for beautiful women still.
I didn't even know they weren't the same
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Surely looks will still figure though?
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Surely looks will still figure though?
Nope. Allegedly :

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I didn't even know they weren't the same
I have a feeling a lot of people don't.
I actually really like this move by Miss America because it makes a greater distinction between the two pageants (well, Miss America is calling itself a competition now).
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Miss America goes on to compete in Miss World doesn't she? So I presume the swimsuits will still remain.
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Miss America goes on to compete in Miss World doesn't she? So I presume the swimsuits will still remain.
No, they don't have to. Miss USA contestants have competed in both Miss World and Miss Universe.
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Nope. Allegedly :



Yeah, but looks will still figure, let’s be honest here. It will just go unsaid.
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Yeah, but looks will still figure, let’s be honest here. It will just go unsaid.
That's awful presumptuous of you Dara and, dare I say it, sexist

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That's awful presumptuous of you Dara and, dare I say it, sexist

It’s probably sexist. It’s also the goddamn truth!

It’s kinda like how there are only fairly general guidelines for what modelling agencies are looking for but reading between the lines, they are looking for the top tier of good-looking, tall, thin people (unless you’re a celebrity kid, of course).
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