CNN The next edition of the Miss America pageant will scrap swimsuits and will be more inclusive to women of all sizes, the contest announced Tuesday. We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era byebyebikini MissAmerica pic. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos
The Miss Illinois program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics, and the community. The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents, and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations. She will compete for the title of Miss America From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
All the Photos from Miss USA's Controversial Swimwear Contest
Each contestant showed off their unique style with their swimwear choices. Miss Rhode Island, Nicolette Peloquin looked flawlessly fit in a maroon bikini with metal detail. She exuded pure confidence and showed off her toned tummy. Her top was stunning with numerous details — a center cut-out and a double-hoop metal piece which connected her top. Miss Rhode Island left her thick, brown hair down as brought her best accessory to the stage, her beautiful smile.