The organization’s chairwoman Julia Morley made the announcement recently. “The organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn’t the path they’re trying to take. It’s not just a beauty contest, it’s ‘beauty with a purpose’. There didn’t seem to be a purpose to have the swimsuit.”
On December 14th, another African damsel Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned winner, making it the last time contestants will be seen in bikinis.