The beauty contest “Miss America” changes the format. There will no longer be a competition for swimsuits, and in the future girls will “appreciate more by quality than by appearance,” the organizers said in a statement.
“We will no longer hold a swimsuit contest,” said Gretchen Carlson, former laureate of Miss America, who became chairman of the Board of Trustees of the contest. Instead, an interactive session with judges will appear, in which the girls will be able to show their inner qualities.
Participants from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be asked to demonstrate “the passion, intelligence and general understanding of the work of” Miss America “. Also, everyone can wear clothes that show a personal style, rather than a selection of a designer.