Praise Miss America for Removing Swimsuit Competition

Target: Gretchen Carlson, Miss America Chairwoman

Goal: Applaud Miss America competition for getting rid of the swimsuit competition.

The Miss America competition will no longer have a swimsuit portion. Millions of girls watch this competition and will no longer compare themselves based on their bodies and looks. Instead, the competition will now focus on female empowerment. The competition has made comments stating, “We are moving it forward and evolving it in this cultural revolution.”

The competition, which has been around since 1921, has always involved a swimsuit portion. Aside from the swimsuit portion, the competition has also aimed at becoming a more inclusive event. Jennifer Vaden-Barth, a Miss America board member, states that this shift in the competition will “allow us to put the ownership of a woman’s presence and beauty in her hands.”  Sign this petition to applaud Miss America for focusing on female empowerment and cutting out the swimsuit competition.


Dear Ms. Carlson,

Miss America is the biggest pageants in the world. Millions of little girls tune in to watch the competition. They look up to these women as role models, and we applaud you for taking action and getting rid of the swimsuit competition that made many of these girls feel insecure about their own bodies. Many aspects of the Miss America competition such as handing out millions of dollars in scholarships are so wonderful, this is why it’s important for all aspects of the competition to be empowering.

I applaud you for your decision on removing the swimsuit competition and focusing on other areas such as talent and brains. Many of these women are exceptional women and they deserve to focus on their inner beauty, rather than what is on the outside. I hope you continue to make the competition as inclusive as possible.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions

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  1. Close down all kind of beauty contest world vide since it encourage young girls (children) to a sinful world where young people (underage girls) are drawn into an industry with a hidden agenda of sex and drugs.

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