Saturday, June 23, 2018

No more Miss America in the swimwear

Miss America contest declared to withdraw swimwear competition, according to the media.

Miss America organization has conducted a contest in which candidates make an exposure wearing a swimsuit. It attracts the audience, mainly men, because the bodyline of candidates is visible in the swimwear.

But it was criticized as the commissioner made a judge with an excessive emphasize of physical appearance. The organization is planning to introduce a presentation competition instead of swimwear seeing.

The Washington Post: Miss America eliminates swimsuit competition and won’t judge contestants on physical appearance

To be honest, I am indifferent to Miss America, or other beauty contests. I do not criticize any competitors and organizers. Physical cuteness is no more an alignment of a human. It is important, but not decisive.

A presentation competition sounds good. However, I think its value is far from the original concept of Miss America, though I am not sure about its history.

On the other hand, I wonder why its name is "Miss America." It is not bad if a married woman wins the representative of the US, I believe.

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