Looking Back on the History of Miss America Pageant | The Recount Daily Pod
Miss America is a competition that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25.
Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", the contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews. As of 2018, there is no longer a swimsuit portion to the contest, or consideration of physical appearance. Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 24 to 48 hours, touring the nation and promoting her particular platform of interest. The winner is crowned by the previous year's titleholder.
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