The Miss America Organization announced today that candidates will no longer be judged on their physical appearance. The swimsuit competition will be eliminated and is now replaced by a live interactive session with the judges.
Miss America's new mission statement is "To prepare great women for the world, and to prepare the world for great women."
The Miss Chicago Scholarship Organization is a Miss America Organization local preliminary. We are in full support of these changes and look forward to the opportunities that this will bring forth for the women in our country and the City of Chicago. Chicago has some of the most intelligent, talented, and amazing women in the world and we will continue in our efforts to empower these women and our community.
Rachel Johnson & Lacy Crawford
Directors, Miss Chicago Scholarship Organization