Miss World Pageant Bans the Bikini Portion of the Contest

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One small step for Miss World contestants, one giant leap for womankind!

Julia Morley, the chairwoman of the popular pageant, has just made an unprecedented move. After 63 years of its existence in pageant history, she announced that they are cutting the swimsuit competition from their contest.

"The organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn't the path they're trying to take," Chris Wilmer, the national director of Miss World America/Miss United States organization, said. "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."

"Miss World should be a spokesperson who can help a community," he told ABC News. "She's more of an ambassador, not a beauty queen. It's more about the outreach and what a woman could do with a title like Miss World."

We LOVE what they're doing and couldn't agree more. If you're an awesome human being and you're working hard every day to make the world a better place, what really does it matter what you look like in a bikini? And why should something like cellulite or whatever else we're self-conscious about in our bikinis actually have the ability to take AWAY from those efforts?!

Bravo, Miss World!
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