Miss America Pageant: How Body Types, Swimsuits And Evening Gowns Have Changed

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Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, shows off a toned body at the 2015 pageant. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for dcp
Joanna Guy, Miss Maryland, shows off a slender and toned figure in the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images
Miss America 2012, Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, shows off her slender and toned body in the swimsuit competition in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Nicole Miner, Miss New Mexico, shows off toned abs as she competes in a preliminary swimsuit competition for the 2010 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 27, 2010 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Jill Stevens, Miss Utah, shows off a toned body wearing a one-piece suit in the 2008 Miss America Pageant Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Lauren Nelson, Miss Oklahoma, shows off toned abs and a slender frame, January 29, 2007 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Winner of the 2006 pageant, Jennifer Berry (Miss Oklahoma) shows off toned abs and a slender frame. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Miss Oregon, Katie Harman, shows off a toned body in a red metallic bikini, 22 September, 2001. TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images
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Heather Renee French, Miss Kentucky shows off her slender frame in the 1999 swimsuit contest. TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images
Miss America 1998, Kate Shindle, show off her slender figure in the sort of long slip dress popular in the 1990s. The Miss America Organization
Miss Vermont Jill Cummings sports a boy cut two-piece suit in the first year that two-piece suits were allowed. Her tiny silver belly-button ring caused a stir! The Miss America Organization
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