Miss America axing swimsuits:

The new chairwoman of the Miss America pageant Gretchen Carlson is making some big changes! She announced on Good Morning America that the pageant will no longer have a swimsuit portion. She said:

"We are no longer a pageant; we are a competition. We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. We're no longer judging women when they come out in their chosen attire--their evening wear, whatever they choose to do," she explained. "It's gonna be what comes out of their mouth that we're interested in, when they talk about their social-impact initiatives."

A step in the right direction?

- @chelseabird3

 

 

**photo cred: CNN