March 22, 2010

Miss England to Add Sports Challenge

Are you ready for less swimsuits and more sports?

In England, the latest pageant queen Katrina Hodge has convinced the Miss England pageant to drop the sexy segment from the show.

Hodge, who is also known as Combat Barbie, is a soldier as well as a beauty queen, and convinced the Miss England pageant to to switch from the segment based on sexiness to something that shows more of a woman's talent and ability.

The show will now feature a sports competition, instead of the swimsuit portion, which many have said for years objectifies women and sens the wrong message, though the sexy bikinis have always been a favorite of viewers.

No word yet on whether the contestants will wear swimsuits while they show their athletic skills in the sporting portion.

Kudos to Katrina Hodge though for expanding the pageant world's representation of women.

Miss England to Add Sports Challenge

The newly crowned Miss England for 2009 Katrina Hodge has convinced judges to cut the swimsuit competition to add in a sports challenge, the Telegraph UK reports. Hodge, known as "Combat Barbie," joined the army when she was 16 and served in Iraq. But Hodge thinks the bikini battlefield might be scarier for some....

Miss England Swimsuit Competition Posted at March 22, 2010 9:01 AM