Happy Wednesday readers! Today I want to know what you think about a certain topic I would love to discuss!
I wanted to talk about the major Miss Teen USA news that was announced today!
Miss Teen USA has officially eliminated the bathing suit competition from its pageant.
Instead, according to USA Today, the 51 women in the pageant will be judged in a athletic wear competition, rather than bikinis!
The switch coming from the Miss Universe organization, is in hopes to show the support for feminism and equality.
The bathing suit competition was originally made for the women to prove their athleticism, according to the organization.
But they hope the athleisure wear will focus on the importance of fitness, especially for the younger particpants, rather than just looks.
Reigning Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik, agrees with their pageant’s decision. She said in a statement, “I have been an athlete my entire life. As a member of a softball team and a competitive dance team, I spend a lot of time in athletic wear.”
She continued, “This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a strong example for our peers.”
What do you guys think?
Will the Miss Teen USA lose audience members because of this switch ?
Is this a smart move on the organizations part?
Will the Miss Universe pageant do a similar switch in the near future?
Let me know what you think by commenting below!