swimsuit issue

Miss World Pageant Axes Swimsuit Portion

The Miss World competition has decided to cancel the swimsuit portion of its competition. The national director of the Miss World America and Miss United States organization cited a lack of “purpose” to the bathing-costume parade. This is an odd strategy, because nearly every other garment traditionally worn in pageants (gowns; tiaras; sashes) is much easier to criticize with an argument that cites purposelessness. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter. Here is the statement from director Chris Wilmer:

The organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn’t the path they’re trying to take. It’s not just a beauty contest, it’s ‘beauty with a purpose’. There didn’t seem to be a purpose to have the swimsuit.

It’s too bad everyone came up with those cool tips about spraying hair spray around a swimsuit’s rear to keep it attached or something. That’s knowledge that will be lost to the ages, now.

Miss World Pageant Axes Swimsuit Portion