The event began nearly 100 years ago as a bathing beauty contest, but it has run into resistance to the swimsuit, and to a lesser extent, evening gown competitions, which have come to be seen as outdated.
The new leadership comes less than two weeks after leaked emails showed CEO Sam Haskell and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas.
The resignations come after The Huffington Post published emails showing pageant officials ridiculing past Miss Americas, including making crass and sometimes vulgar comments about them.
The "Last Week Tonight" team does some investigative reporting about Miss America's alleged annual $45 million in scholarships for women and, with the help of comedian Kathy Griffin, highlights why beauty pageants are "horrible" and should cease to exist immediately.
The danger of online racism is that people seem to get away with it and public disapproval in the form of reports like this one do not appear to have the same effect in lessening racist speech as disapproval does in face-to-face encounters.The danger of online racism is that people seem to get away with it and public disapproval is less effective.
Nina Davuluri isn't just American, she's from New York, the country's front door, but her brown skin has inspired some reprehensible tweets, including one from a Fox Newser.
Over the course of a couple weeks, Carrie Prejean -- model, Miss California and marriage moralizer -- has kicked up her fair share of controversy, and now she could be in danger of losing her title for taking her crusade against gay marriage past the parameters set by her pageant contract and for posing seminude four years ago.