Is Miss America right to get rid of the swimsuit competition?
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Is Miss America right to get rid of the swimsuit competition?

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Miss America announced it will be replacing the swimsuit portion of the pageant and eliminating the evening gown competition. Instead of women flaunting their bodies in bikinis, they will showcase their brain power during a "live interaction session" with the judges. Supporters love that the new focus is mainly based on personality, brains and talent. Others argue the changes aren't as progressive and empowering as some think. Is Miss America right to get rid of the swimsuit competition?

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Gretchen Carlson is a former Miss America and the chair of the Board of Trustees of The Miss America Organization. She recently announced the new direction of the competition:

"We are now open, inclusive and transparent and I want to inspire thousands of young people across this country to come and be a part of our program," she said. "We want you and we want to celebrate your accomplishments and your talents and then we want to hand you scholarships." 

But not everyone is excited about the change in direction. 

But some fans argue this is a move in the right direction. 

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