Cover Up! Miss Teen USA Dumps Swimsuit Competition In Nod To 'Feminism & Equality'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:11:45 Z)

You'll never see this again on the stage at the Miss USA Teen Pageant: Young ladies showing off their bodies in bikinis. The pageant revealed Wednesday that it's competitors will be less revealing and instead we are "athleisure" attire.

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The pageant decided that having 18-year-olds parading around nearly naked and being judged on their sex appeal is outdated. Instead of stressing sexual attraction, the pageant will promote feminism and equality of sexes. The swimsuit competition will be replaced with athletic wear competition starting this year.

"I have been an athlete my entire life," reigning Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik said. "As a member of a softball team and a competitive dance team, I spend a lot of time in athletic wear. 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."

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