For the first time in nearly a century, Miss America contestants will not strut onstage in swimsuits this year, the organizers announced on Tuesday, as the pageant tries to redefine its role in an era of female empowerment and gender equality. Miss America and swimsuits have been synonymous since its first contest in on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Now under mostly female leadership, the Miss America Organization said Tuesday that it was scrapping the swimsuit competition, starting at the national contest in September, in a sweeping change that will also reshape local and state contests. The organization, confronting its own harassment scandal and searching for its place in the MeToo era, had worked on the new format for several months. The nine members of the board of directors — seven are now women — unanimously approved the change in March.
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Bikini clad contestants sashay down the catwalk, stopping every now and then to wiggle their hips in time to the thumping dance music. The crowd clap and cheer their encouragement. One girl, removes a wrap from her hips and waves it in the air, another blows a kiss to the audience. What's wrong with this picture? Well, Some of the contestants participating are only six years old. The pageant which is aimed at six to 10 year olds is a spin off event from Barbosa's annual "Miss Thong" bikini contest, which is part of a three-day river festival. Although all of the contestants in the "Little Miss Thong" needed parental consent, the event has attracted a huge backlash on social media.
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A swimsuit competition , more commonly now called a bikini contest , is a beauty contest which is judged and ranked while contestants wear a swimsuit , typically a bikini. One of the judging criteria is the physical attributes of the contestants. The Big Four international beauty pageants have included examples of such a competition. Bikini contests may be organised or sponsored by related companies for marketing purposes or to try to find and attract new talent to promote their products,  masquerading as mild adult entertainment in the forms of a beauty contest.