Miss Teen USA is getting rid of its swimsuit rival, which is great news for pretty much everybody, except, like, pedophiles.
Rather than having the teenagers parade around in swimsuits, the pageant will boast the young women in athletic wear. Get your Lulus out, ladies.
The Miss Teen USA organizers have long said the swimsuit contender was there to show the competitors’ athleticism. I don’t are well aware of you, but it’s been, um, a long while since I worked out in a bikini.
— Miss Teen USA (@ MissTeenUSA) June 29, 2016
That’s why switching it out for the purposes of an athletic wear competition makes a lot of feel — same sentiment, less sexualization of underage women.
Miss Teen USA competitors range in age from 15 to 19, which is a jolly prime time to develop body-imageissues and eating disorders. Having a swimsuit contender supports thewannabe endorses to be scrawny in order to win.
Furthermore, the witness get encouraged to follow the contestants’ examples of biding small-minded sufficient to procession around in bikinis. This could lead to some undesirable decisions for numerous, many women.
And, of course, as teenage ladies, the competitors’ figures are already in a state of flux. Trying to coerce swimsuit-level standards onto a changing person is dangerous and unhealthy.
Encouraging exercise through an athletic wear rivalry, nonetheless, is not a bad hypothesi. An athletic wearcategoryimplicitlyendorses healthy living through effort, which, generally, everybody remarks is a good thought to support ,provided it’s focused on health , not weight loss.
Katherine Haik, the present Miss Teen USA, likes the idea. She told USA TODAY,
This new direction for Miss Teen USA is an excellent way to celebrate the active lives that so many young lady lead and defined a strong example for our peers.
Not to mention, I think there are more fun the resources necessary to style athletic wear than swimsuits. Swimsuits are birthing. Athletic wear presents a styling challenge.
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