Ditching swimsuit round in Miss America right?

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Check out Twitter’s divided reactions over Miss America’s scrapping of bikini round:

The Miss America organization has decided to no longer judge contestants based on their looks and body. As a result of the latest development, the contestants will no longer wear swimsuits on the stage, meaning there will be no bikini round now.

This change in management is made due to last year’s email scandal in which former Miss America officials made fun of the previous title winners with regards to their intelligence, looks and sex lives. Now, the group’s top three positions are held by women.

The chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, Gretchen Carlson announced on “Good Morning America” show that the event will no longer feature a swimsuit portion. Carlson said: Miss America will be a competition, not a pageant,

She also added: “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge,”

When anything happens, Twitter is where people start sharing opinions about it. This time Twitter people seem to be divided by the organization’s decision of scrapping the swimsuit competition and focusing instead on personality and intellect. People started using hashtag #byebyebikini to share their opinions.

While some users were happy:

WOW FINALLY. It’s only taken decades for Miss America to choose to learn about women’s achievements instead of judging physical fitness/appearance #ByeByeBikini

Others did not take it positively:

What is your take on it?

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