Beauty pageants are ditching the swimsuit sections of comps because they wanna judge on "personality"

Breakfast 07/06/2018

Miss America is ditching its swimsuit section.

The next edition of the renowned event will be the first to not feature models strutting their stuff in togs in nearly 100 years.

"We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era," announced the official Miss America Twitter account, along with the hashtag #byebyebikini.

Instead of being a beauty pageant, the event will now be a competition, says Miss America Organisation chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.

We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. We are moving it forward and evolving it in this cultural revolution,

Ms Carlson said on Good Morning America.

"I've talked to tonnes of young people who've said to me, 'I'd love to be a part of that programme, but I don't want to parade around in a swimsuit.' I get it."

She also said the competition will be more inclusive to women of "all shapes and sizes".

If they wanna be all feminist though, why not ditch the whole comp all together? #JustAThought