Gold coast, Australia, Oct 4 (TruthDive): More than 350 bikini babes gathered on the Glitter Strip to set a Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever bikini parade.
Three-hundred fifty-seven. That’s the number of women it took for Australia on Sunday to seize the record from the Cayman Islands for the largest bikini parade.
The women, in tiny two pieces and pink visors, paraded around Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast as throngs of onlookers whooped, hollered and snapped pictures. The line stretched more than 200m and proved to be more than a little distracting for some.
Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were there to confirm that with 357 women in the procession, a new record had been set. An electronic sign kept count as the women filed past: 329, 330, and 331.
At 332, a cheer went up as the crowd realized the parade had broken the previous record: 331 set in Grand Cayman on the Cayman Islands in June 2010. Yet, more women sauntered past.
In the end, a new record was set: 357.
The event, sponsored by the Surfers Paradise Alliance and the Gold Coast Bulletin, needed to attract 332 bodies to beat the previous record. And the tough job of checking the contestants were wearing the correct swimwear fell to Australian Guinness World Record adjudicator Chris Sheedy.
He said: ‘Today 361 girls walked through the counter but there had to be a few disqualifications because they were not wearing bikinis. ‘Unfortunately for the Cayman Islands they have had their record smashed because 357 walked through the count today.’
“It reinforces the kind of fun and attractive culture the Gold Coast is famous for,” Gold Coast Tourism chief executive Martin Winter said.