Jumpsuits replace swimsuits at newly rebranded Miss America Pageant

 

“I’m happy I didn’t have to [walk in a swimsuit] for this title tonight,” Franklin said, “because I’m more than that.”

 

 

 

 

In June, it was announced that the swimsuit competition would be dropped and that the women would no longer be judged “on their outward physical appearance.” Just after Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019 on Sunday, she spoke about the changes at a press conference.

“I’m happy I didn’t have to [walk in a swimsuit] for this title tonight,” Franklin said, “because I’m more than that.”

 

 

 

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