The Miss America pageant this country has known for nearly a century is finally dead. Good riddance.
On Tuesday, Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and chair of the Miss America Organization, appeared on Good Morning America to deliver the news: The annual televised event is no longer a pageant but a competition, and women won't be judged on their physical appearance.
So what began as a swimsuit pageant and moneymaking venture for Atlantic City businessmen in 1921 will no longer feature women parading across a stage in a bikini just to win a college scholarship. Read more...More about Women, Social Good, Miss America Pageant, Miss America, and Social Good