Beauty Pageants: Not What They Used To Be!

Long-time readers know that I try to keep abreast of developments in the world of beauty pageants. I’ve generally focused on Miss World and Miss Universe, but I thought this year I should check out the new format for the Miss America contest, the finals of which are tomorrow night.
So I went to Yahoo News Photos to see how the pageant has been going. This is what I found on the first page of Yahoo’s Miss America slide show; click to enlarge:

I certainly wouldn’t want to malign the guys at Yahoo News, but doesn’t it make you wonder whether they are quite in the Miss America spirit?