"Beauty doesn’t have a definition, everyone is beautiful in their own way regardless of their weight, race, colour or shape."
Gretchen Carlson announced plans to scrap the swimsuit portion, and current Miss America Cara Mund is cheering on the decision to say #byebyebikini.
Beauty pageants were once a closed community of relatively thin, white girls. Now, the world appears to be opening up with hijab-wearing women and plus-sized models taking the crown.
As women continue to push the message that they are more than just their looks, the world of beauty pageants seems ever more controversial. Over the weekend, she became the first Muslim woman to compete in Miss Minnesota USA wearing a hijab.