A line of 357 women clad in bikinis and pink visors marched one mile down the beach in Gold Coast, Australia, to break the world record for biggest bikini parade.
Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records monitored the event and confirmed that the Cayman Islands’ previous record of 331 in June 2010 had been broken.
The event was organised by the local newspaper, the Gold Coast Bulletin.
The bikini-clad women started the parade at a Gold Coast shopping mall, after which the women paraded for the required distance of 1.6 kilometres along Surfers Paradise beach.
Hannah Lindgren, a participant in the parade said. “The Gold Coast is all about beautiful women and beautiful beaches. It is the perfect place to hold the bikini parade.” Organizers are hopeful that the parade will change public perception of Gold Coast as a crime capital.
Predictably, the parade may have served as a distraction for some. “We’ve been trying to watch the water… but we have been having difficulty patrolling the beach,” one lifeguard reportedly said.
Four “overdressed” women were disqualified.