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Published:August 14th, 2012 13:40 EST

Outrage: Miss Italy Beauty Pageant Does Away With Bikinis

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Officials with the Miss Italy beauty pageant said they will switch from bikinis to one-piece swimsuits as part of a greater emphasis on inner beauty."



Officials with the Miss Italy beauty pageant seem to be unclear on the concept, it`s a beauty pageant not a spelling bee or a debate.

If the officials really want a greater emphasis on inner beauty why don`t they allow a few "Plain Janes" to enter the competition? It`s hot chicks, and not brilliant minds that garner good ratings.

Why not do away with the swimsuit competition altogether and instead have the young ladies strut their stuff in business suits?

The bikinis are an integral part of a beauty contest, when I tune in to a beauty pageant I want to see skimpy bikinis and hear the young women wax eloquent about world peace.

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