The Miss America pageant closes shop, or will by next year

 Say goodbye to all that

Say goodbye to all that

No more swim suit exposure, but a "whole person " contest instead.

“Who doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul,” she said. “That’s what we’re judging them on now.”
Since its start, nearly 100 years ago, the pageant has been known for featuring beauty queens parading around in skimpy bikinis and sparkly gowns.
Now, the Miss America hopefuls from all 50 states and DC will be asked to show off their wits and passion in a live interactive session with the judges.
Instead of evening gowns, contestants will be asked to wear something that portrays their personal style and makes them feel confident.

I have never, ever watched the show, but millions do. Will they tune in to see talented women play the harpsichord and recite Dante"? Or, for that matter, "whose woods these are I think I know, his house is in the village though"?

Dead after this year: get woke, go broke.

 here she is, miss america

here she is, miss america