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

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 2019 Miss America competition airs tonight at 9/8c on ABC. See more photos from the preliminaries at the Miss America Facebook page.

Platform: Let’s Talk Trash–Green Kids for a Green Planet

Platform: Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow

Platform: Supporting Those with Vision Impairment

Platform: New Life Saves Lives–Umbilical Cord Donation

Platform: From Classroom to Boardroom–Overcoming Workplace Bias

Platform: We Need to Talk–Growing Healthy Interpersonal Relationships on College Campuses

Platform: Women in STEM–Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

Platform: The Color of Violence–Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Platform: Women in Technology

Platform: Rise Up–Empowering Young Women to Lead and Succeed

Platform: Patch of Confidence–#IGotThis

Platform: Page by Page–Helping Kids Read to Succeed

Platform: Leave Childhood Hunger Behind

Platform: YOU Matter–Mental Health Education for our Youth

Platform: Act Now–Keeping the Arts Alive

Platform: How About HOPE (Helping Others and Providing Encouragement)–Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Platform: The Mind Matters

Platform: Being the Voice for America’s Children

Platform: InspHIGHER

Platform: Love Doesn’t Hurt–Putting an End to Domestic Violence

Platform: The Kidney Project

Platform: FEAR (Face Everything and Rise)

Platform: I Believe You–Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Platform: Raise the Barre

Platform: Finding Your Way–Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents

Platform: Your Digital Compass

Platform: Own Your Movement

Platform: Hoops for HOPE–Supporting Children’s Miracle Network

Platform: Innovation through Inclusion–Diversity in STEM

Platform: Art in Motion–Moving the World One Dance at a Time

Source: Read Full Article