In lieu of swimsuits, Miss America contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be participating in a live interactive session with the judges.
They will be asked to demonstrate their passion, intelligence and understanding of Miss America’s job, GMA reported.
Contestants will also no longer be required to wear an evening gown.
The Miss America organization will instead ask them to express their personal style in clothes they feel confident in.
“We are now open, inclusive and transparent and I want to inspire thousands of young people across this country to come and be a part of our program,” Carlson said on Tuesday. “We want you and we want to celebrate your accomplishments and your talents and then we want to hand you scholarships.”
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