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.
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.