Quotation by Kaye Lani Rae Rafko

This program has helped me to keep physically healthy and to eat the right foods ... and that's really what the swimsuit competition is about.
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (b. 1968), U.S. beauty contest winner, Miss America, 1988. As quoted in Miss America, ch. 7, by Ann-Marie Bivans (1991).

On the controversial "swimsuit competition," in which contestants paraded in swimsuits and high heels. Later, in an attempt to respond to criticism that requiring young women to display themselves in this manner was sexist, pageant officials deleted the high heels.
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