Miss America Organization Drops Swimsuit Competition

by on 05/06/18 at 4:34 pm

Rhode Island's Edna Parcells 39, is all smiles as she tries on a pair of designer jeans. Edna hastily submitted her SAT scores and a sample of her calligraphy in a hope to win America's premier contests.

Rhode Island’s Edna Parcells 39, is all smiles as she tries on a pair of designer jeans. Edna hastily submitted her SAT scores and a sample of her calligraphy in a hope to win America’s premier beauty contest

Patty Trumble from Baltimore says she's elated at the news and hopes the event will allow her ' homemade cookie eating trick' as part of her special talents.

Patty Trumble from Baltimore says she’s elated at the news and hopes the event will allow her ‘ homemade cookie eating trick’ as part of her special talents.

Hillary Clinton was all ready to win at something and hoped for the sympathy vote to edge her ahead at the pageant. Sources now say the 72 year old will wear pants suits and discuss world peace

Hillary Clinton was all ready to win at something and hoped for the sympathy vote to edge her ahead at the pageant. Sources now say the 72 year old will wear pants suits and discuss world peace

Atlantic City, NJ – (satireworld.com)

The Miss America Organization announced today an end to the swimsuit portion of its competition and the practice of judging contestants specifically on their outward appearance.

Marion Snodgrass, who was crowned Miss America in 1939, made the announcement of the Labor Day event’s new direction on Tuesday’s broadcast of Good Morning America, SatireWorld reported.

Branding the pageant “Miss America 2.0,” Snodgrass said, “We’re not going to judge girls on their appearance because we are interested in what they have to say versus what they look like.”

Snodgrass hinted that contestant’s on site SAT score results and a ‘spelling bee’ portion of the event will take the place of the swim suit and evening gown competition.

Snodgrass, the latest head of the pageant’s board of directors, added that many contestants expressed criticism of the swimsuit and evening gown portion of the pageant in this day of a heightened awareness of sexual harassment. “We can’t have nice boobs and legs getting the way of listening about ideas concerning world peace.”

Snodgrass, who filed a sexual harassment suit against past Miss America President 450lb James ‘Jumbo’ Harrington precipitating his departure from the event, added that some contestants told pageant officials, “We don’t want to be out there in high heels and swimsuits,” in this era of #MeToo awareness.

The changes will refocus the pageant on talents, Snodgrass said. “It’s what comes out of their mouths that we care about,” she added.

The elimination of the swimsuit segment ends an over 100-year tradition. Indeed, the pageant was created in 1921 out of an annual Labor Day beauty contest started in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the early 1900s. A main feature of the original beauty contest, the “Inter-City Beauties,” was the public swimsuit contest held on the Garden Pier. The winners originally vied for the “Golden Mermaid” trophy.



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