They're also ditching the evening gown......
The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition and the evening gown comp saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the resort in the weekend after Labor Day.
Gretchen Carlson, who is a former Miss America who is head of the organization's board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday....... here is what she said:
"We're not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you," she said.