Women will be able to take part in it “with any shape and size.”
We no longer intend to evaluate you in your appearance, because it is important for us what makes you you.
Contest participants stated that “they no longer want to go on high heels and swimsuits,” Carlson added. She noted that women “with any figure and size” can take part in the new competition.
Instead of the defile in swimsuits, the contest will introduce interactive communication of participants with members of the jury. In it contestants will share their achievements, plans and how they use “their talents, ambitions and passions to fulfill the role of” Miss America “.
Refusal from the defile is not the only change in the competition, there will also be no competition in the night shirts. Carlson said that the contestants will be able to wear what they want themselves.
Carlson explained that the change was influenced, among other things, by the #MeToo movement , which advocates the condemnation of sexual violence and harassment.
In our country there is a cultural revolution, women find the courage to speak out on many things. “Miss America” is proud of the fact that it is developing as an organization and joins this strong movement.
— Cara Mund (@MissAmerica) 5 June 2018