for many years , Miss America She was considered one of the top beauty queens and scholarship recipients in the United States. This competition seeks to celebrate the most talented, bright and promising university in the country.
It began in 1921 and was attended by representatives of 50 states of the North American country. Similarly, women who live in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are also part of it.
Like Miss UniverseThis beauty pageant also gave a lot to talk about. And not only because of the winners, but also because of the scandals of some of its participants. was one of them Yolande BitpiesWho decided to raise his voice and be heard.
Yolande Petpies: A woman who raised her voice at the Miss America pageant
Yolande Bitpies She was a young woman living in Alabama, USA. From a young age, she had an outstanding voice and knew very well that she wanted to become a singer. With the intention of winning a scholarship to study in New York, she entered the Miss Alabama 1950 contest.
By winning the competition, she participated in Miss America 1951. At that time, the contestants looked Forced to parade in a swimsuit. For a girl this was unforgivable. Far from being silent, the participant decided to break the silence and show herself against this rule established by the beauty pageant. In this way, it was The first woman to question swimwear.
according to The New York TimesAnd Yolande Bitpies Refusal to participate in .’s standard activity Miss America The participants had to appear in public in swimwear during a tour around the country. This event was sponsored by Catalina swimwear company. “I’m an opera singer, not a model!” the participant said. This infuriated the brand so much that they decided to withdraw from the contest sponsors.
As a result, the company decided to fund and organize a competition competition, which was called Miss USA. Unfortunately, the goal of this competition was to constantly show women in swimwear.
although Yoland He was against auditioning in a swimsuit, and ended up being Miss America from that year. In addition, the female audience and various media celebrated his way of thinking.
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