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Taking off the bikini, Miss America is crumbling

She may not wear her signature swimsuit on the stage. However, her still lyrical dance routine spins into the inspiring Josh Groban tunes (Miss Illinois) and shakes the black velvet shawl on the classical piano keyboard (Miss Virginia). She is also wearing high heels and wearing unstable robes. She still promises bold and vague policy solutions that are enough to make Iowa stumps speak. (Miss North Carolina: “Financial knowledge is a life skill. I will teach it not only to ensure the survival of our country, but also to teach our people how to live!”)

She still, bless her, to solve our most extreme problems today in a diplomatic way within 20 seconds. Hey, Miss Texas. How about the poses of these national anthems?

“I do believe that when NFL players are kneeling, they are coming forward for what they believe in,” said Madison Fowler, a kindergarten teacher from Taylor, Texas, who has a gift of technical skills and is on Wednesday night. Cheers from the crowd at Boardwalk Hall. “However, I do believe that there is a way to achieve this in a way that promotes change, rather than doing it during the national anthem, but actually providing change so that they no longer have to face it.”

More importantly, Miss America is still here, during the period; still happening. Anyway, now.

In order to thoroughly reform and reshape this 97-year-old beauty pageant competition, especially by eliminating its ancient swimwear competition, months of conflict have broken the tight subculture that has long remained viable. More than a dozen former Miss Americas and 46 national organizers sent contestants to the annual competition, calling on the new chairman, Gretchen Carlson, to resign, a large influx of board members, and allegations of mismanagement.

Last month, the 24-year-old American Miss Caramond publicly accused Carlson and Miss US President Regina Hopper of bullying and attacked her in the last few months – a soap opera broadcast on the Internet The morning show caused the most controversial (and any form of attention) in the 30 years of the event.

However, the boycott of the rumor has never been successful. This year’s state champions have arrived at Boardwalk Hall with due diligence because they won the championship on Sunday night. The dissatisfied volunteers and the super fan community cheered for them.

They are impossible. Miss America is their thing – their gardening, their little league coaches, their quilting, their home brewing, their March Madness pool, and their ComicCon.

Rachel Johnson, a commercial insurance agent from Chicago, signed a contract as a volunteer immediately after the failure of the competition. Now, 10 to 25 unpaid hours a week are used for “excellent teenagers” at the local level, Miss America. Little sister competition.

“We saw so much growth and development,” Johnson said, her young women who followed the headgear track. “They gave me the purpose.”

She said that Holli’Conway has grown into an athlete, the daughter of the Olympic track and field medal winner, and the farthest daughter of the beauty pageant. But she also sang in college, when she eventually became an entertainer in the Northwestern State University Bracelet Women’s Beauty Contest – well, they quickly stuffed their hooks into her.

“They came to me and said, ‘You need to participate in the beauty contest,'” Conway said, as the defending Miss Louisiana got some buzz from the beauty pager this week. “I said, ‘I don’t make beauty contests.’ But they are persistent.”

State and local organizers are like the hens on the edge of this, and it’s hard to distinguish them from the actual parents of the contestants, wearing buttons or T-shirts with Miss State faces. When the beauty pageant lost a lot of cultural influence, they were still loyal and could still count on buying tickets and filling the room.

“It takes a village to raise a child, but it needs an army to raise Miss California,” said this year’s champion Mackenzie Freed, who arrived from Lodi, California, by a small team of national committee members, local judges and a Volunteers for the 50th anniversary will ride with her through the streets of Atlantic City during Saturday’s tacky “Show Your Shoes.”

From his 100-seat seat near the Boardwalk Hall stage, Mansfield Bias evaluated the quirks and glitch that broke out on the first night of the reorganization. In order to provide some social relevance to the evening dress, the contestants are walking on the Hollywood-style red carpet and making a sound for their favorite career. But Miss Tennessee seemed to falter, and the delicate hem of her champagne dress was static on the carpet.

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