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See All 51 Miss America Contestants in Their "Red Carpet Glamour" Evening Gowns

Cosmopolitan Logo By Alex Rees of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 52: The newly-rebranded "Miss America 2.0" pageant competition will no longer feature a swimsuit round, and Miss America Organization chair Gretchen Carlson has promised the state titleholders competing for that tiara will no longer be judged "on their appearance" alone. But the evening gown competition will still be a part of Miss America, this year with a theme of "red carpet glamour." During the gown round, contestants will now also be offered an opportunity to speak about their platform, the advocacy and awareness work all titleholders undergo with a view to promoting a particular cause.

The newly-rebranded "Miss America 2.0" pageant competition will no longer feature a swimsuit round, and Miss America Organization chair Gretchen Carlson has promised the state titleholders competing for that tiara will no longer be judged "on their appearance" alone. But the evening gown competition will still be a part of Miss America, this year with a theme of "red carpet glamour."

During the gown round, contestants will now also be offered an opportunity to speak about their platform, the advocacy and awareness work all titleholders undergo with a view to promoting a particular cause.

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