Wow, after 97 years, Miss America is changing its ways to welcome all women to the competition!
Gretchen Carlson, a chairwoman for Miss America told Good Morning America this morning:
We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge.”
“We’re experiencing a cultural revolution in our country with women finding the courage to stand up and have their voices heard on many issues. Miss America is proud to evolve as an organization and join this empowerment movement.”
According to the announcement on GMA this morning, too, they will also junk the evening gown portion too.
I’m pretty surprised, although I like the idea of it! Now a woman size 0, size 6, size twelve, or size sixteen can win the competition!
Read more from CNN HERE.