Miss America pageant dumps swimsuits

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The Miss America Organization announced today that it plans to drop the swimsuit competition -- a tradition that was always controversial. The organization’s chairwoman Gretchen Carlson said on Good Morning America, “We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say we’d love to be a part of your program, but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit. Guess what! You don’t have to do that anymore! You’re welcome. Please, come join us.” Carlson was Miss America in 1988.