Miss America Scraps Swimsuit Competition
“Women will no longer be judged on appearance or physical assets.” WTF?!
In the latest effort to signal as much virtue as possible, the Miss America beauty contest is doing away with its swimsuit and evening-gown segments. Challengers will no longer be judged on ‘physical appearance’ or scantily-clad silhouettes. Contestants will instead be asked to demonstrate their “passion, intelligence and overall understanding of the role of Miss America.” LoL.
“We are no longer a pageant,” said a virtuous Gretchen Carlson, former Miss America winner and current chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization. “We are a competition. We won’t be objectified on the basis of physicality and appearance.”
Does this mean that a ‘non-objectified Miss America’ will compete against the rest-of-the-world in the Miss Universe beauty pageant? And doesn’t that confer obvious advantages to Donald Trump’s former Miss Universe platform (and other global players) which is all about sexual objectification, superficial fashion and ‘unfair fetishization.’ Hmm.
At VIVISXN, we’re wondering how long it will be before contestants are obliged to wear hijabs or full-on burka gear to avoid judgment. Weirdos. We predict the damsels at Miss America — and the whole organization for that matter — will suffer the same fate as that cute little Dodo of a bygone era. Bye-bye.
Images via Miss America + Wikimedia Commons + ABC
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