Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks

Miss America raises maximum age of competitors to 25

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J./January 07, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Miss America organization is raising the maximum age of contestants from 24 to 25. A spokeswoman told The Press of Atlantic City that the change takes effect with this year’s contests. It’s the first change to pageant rules since former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson … Continue reading Miss America raises maximum age of competitors to 25

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed. The president, Josh Randle, … Continue reading 3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

Miss America Organization loses TV partner over emails

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the Miss America Organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell, exchanged emails with a writer … Continue reading Miss America Organization loses TV partner over emails

New Miss America to be crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ/September 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The next Miss America will soon be crowned, just as a deadly hurricane slams into Florida and not long after another one inundated Texas. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been a backdrop to the Miss America preliminary competition this week, with contestants from storm-tossed or threatened states sending … Continue reading New Miss America to be crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City