Miss Teen USA pageant sacks swimsuit competition, promotes physical fitness instead

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Times are changing and so is one of the most popular beauty pageants in the country-- Miss Teen USA!

The swimsuit competition is being eliminated as the organization behind it gives the event a modern update.

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In these days of body-shaming,  it's time to shake off old traditions!

Now, lovely ladies between the ages of 14 and 19 years old, will strut their stuff in a new competition to show their "athleticism."

Sporty looks are focused on physical fitness and women who lead active, purposeful lives.  It sends a more positive body-image for its younger participants vying for the crown.

The motto behind Miss Teen USA is "confidently beautiful," so change may not be such a bad thing.

The next Miss Teen USA competition will be held July 30, 2016.