Miss America is ending its swimsuit competition, and will no longer judge based on physical appearance.

"We are no longer a pageant," Gretchen Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said on "GMA." "We are a competition."

 A live interactive session with judges will replace the swimsuit competition. The organization is working to empower women asking contestants to wear attire that makes them feel confident, expresses their personal style and scrapping the evening gown portion as well.

In her interview with Good Morning American, she continued to use the words "open, inclusive, and transparent." This is phenomenal and I applaud you all!