Miss America Organization Presses Back on State Pageant Groups

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More changes are in store for the Miss America Organization.

The Miss America Organization is striking back against state pageant groups who revolted against the national leadership in the run-up to this year's competition.

Four states have had their licenses terminated, meaning current leaders must be replaced.

Others have been threatened with probation, and some have been thanked for supporting national leaders, including former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson.

Georgia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are said to be three of the four that have been terminated.

Those state officials say their dissatisfaction stemmed not from swimsuit elimination, but by the way Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper run the organization.

Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, was crowned last month in Atlantic City.

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