Washington, Dec 19: Miss World Pageant won’t see any bikini clad contestants as the organization has announced a bikini ban in future.
Chris Wilmer, the national director of Miss World America/Miss United States organization, asserted that the organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn’t the path they are trying to take, ABC News reported.
Chris Wilmer reportedly said that it is not just a beauty contest, it’s “beauty with a purpose” and there didn’t seem to be a purpose to have the swimsuit.
Organization’s chairwoman Julia Morley has announced that Miss World will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition.
Wilmer reportedly added that Miss World was more of an ambassador, not a beauty queen and it was more about the outreach and what a woman could do with a title like Miss World.
The recently held Miss World contest in London marked the final event featuring contestants wearing bikinis.
Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned the 64th Miss World winner in London on December 14, 2014.
22-year-old Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final, while Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition.
Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss was presented with the sash by the outgoing Miss World, Megan Young of the Philippines.
(With Agency Inputs)