Beauty pageantry has changed a lot since 1921 – when the first Miss America was crowned. But the swimwear segment that determines “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl in America” remains an integral part of the competition.
Reigning beauty, Kira Kazantsev, who won the 2016 title, rocked a hot pink suit last year, but seeing her effortlessly pull off the less-is-more look makes it hard to imagine a world without the bikini; still, it wasn’t until 1947 that the Miss America rulebook officially allowed the first two-piece suit.
Check out this timeline, created by PsychGuides, which uncovers the dramatic changing in Miss America fashion throughout the decades:
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