Gretchen Carlson on Decision to Eliminate Miss America Swimsuit Competition

The Miss America organization is eliminating the swimsuit competition in a historic makeover of the iconic pageant. The new chairwoman of Miss America, Gretchen Carlson, spearheaded the sweeping changes. To make the point, the organization tweeted a white bikini going up in smoke, with the hashtag “bye, bye bikini.” Carlson was at the vanguard of the #MeToo movement, having successfully sued FOX News chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.