Bye Bikinis! Miss Teen USA Drops Swimsuit Competition

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LAS VEGAS — Contestants are taking off their bikini for a beauty pageant. Yep, the swimsuit competition is being eliminated from Miss Teen USA.

The lovely ladies between the ages of 15 and 19 years old will strut their stuff in a new competition — showing off their athleticism.

The sporty look doesn’t exploit women’s bodies and is more focused on physical fitness for its younger participants vying for the crown. In these days of body shaming, especially among young girls, organizers say it’s time to shake off old traditions.

In a crowning moment, Miss Teen USA wants to feel “confidently beautiful” and change may not be such a bad thing!