Miss America could've never survived the #MeToo era if it kept scoring women's bodies

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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...

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