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Subject: I was just going to post a similar FYI. Wow, this is not really surprising but I think it is a terrible mistake. MAO has had this identity crisis for long time, but now it really raises the question, What's the point of having a pageant (excuse me, "competition")? Why not just give everyone a test? If it's all about talent, we already have American Idol. I've said all along that I think pageants need to go in the other direction and just embrace the craziness and even the sexism inherent in a beauty pageant. Anyway, I just hope this announcement doesn't cause IMG/MUO to follow suit, because if they do it is all over.


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Date Posted: 12:37:02 06/05/18 Tue
In reply to: greyfelino 's message, "Miss America pageant scrapping swimsuits" on 09:52:52 06/05/18 Tue

I was just going to post a similar FYI. Wow, this is not really surprising but I think it is a terrible mistake. MAO has had this identity crisis for long time, but now it really raises the question, What's the point of having a pageant (excuse me, "competition")? Why not just give everyone a test? If it's all about talent, we already have American Idol. I've said all along that I think pageants need to go in the other direction and just embrace the craziness and even the sexism inherent in a beauty pageant. Anyway, I just hope this announcement doesn't cause IMG/MUO to follow suit, because if they do it is all over.

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[> [> Subject: They even scrapped the evening gown competition (well..sorta.) They are now replacing it with fashion of their choice so an evening gown isn't required.


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Date Posted: 16:15:11 06/05/18 Tue


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[> [> [> Subject: The directive actually says "eveningwear" that expresses their own sense of style & empowerment, but by definition that still means formal. The truth is that contestants have never been required to wear gowns & this might open them up to some exciting/interesting/perhaps disastrous fashion choices. What Fun! The main point of this change though is that how she looks & walks during this segment will NOT be judged no matter what she is wearing - scoring will be for what she says while wearing it!


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SoSayI
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Date Posted: 20:22:00 06/05/18 Tue


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