by MIKE CHAIKEN
While the Miss America Organization has moved away from a swimsuit category, the Miss USA system has steadfastly clung onto its swimsuit tradition.
At the Miss Connecticut USA pageant, which was won by Acacia Courtney, the finalists demonstrated the hard work they put in to be fit enough to look good in the rainbow of swimwear that crossed Stamford’s The Palace Theater on Jan. 5.
Courtney now heads to the Miss USA contest.
This is what the audience saw:
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN