Miss America scraps swimwear, evening wear from pageant

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.
Former winner Gretchen Carlson broke the news on ABC's Good Morning America.
Carlson explained that they've heard from a lot of young women who would love to be a part of the programme but don't want to be in high heels and a swimsuit.
Miss America's former executive director Sam Haskell, president Josh Randle, and other board members resigned over a scandal last year over vulgar emails making degrading remarks about past winners' appearance, intellect, and sex lives.
Following the revelations, Carlson became part of an all-female leadership team at Miss America.
She was crowned Miss America in 1989.
The 2019 Miss America competition airs live on ABC on September 9.

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