The Miss Teen USA competition is doing away with its swimsuit portion, and we couldn't be happier!
Honestly, we don't understand why the contestants were forced to parade around in bikinis in the first place, considering they're underage TEENS.
On Wednesday, USA Today revealed the pageant made the incredible decision to ditch the misogynistic, sexualized swimwear competition for a more family-friendly alternative!
The 51 girls competing for the crown will be trading in skimpy two-pieces for athletic wear!
In the past, organizers defended the swimsuit event, claiming that it shows the contestants' athleticism. However, the Miss Universe organization believes workout wear is a more age-appropriate way for the girls to be judged on their fitness!
Reigning Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik, applauds the pageant's move away from bikini exploitation, saying: