Report By: Nina Rai
Florida, 07 March, 2012
This week Florida’s Panama City Beach is boasting of a Guinness World Record: The World’s Largest Bikini Parade.
The city on Tuesday, 06 March, 2012 lined up 450 women in two-piece swim wears (bikinis) and shattered the world record held by Australia’s Gold Coast, informs the city’s tourism bureau.
The American Gulf Coast vacation destination dotted with spring breakers and locals; broke the record held by Surfers Paradise of Australia, where 357 women had paraded in their teeny-weeny bikinis in October of 2011.
Prior to that, the world record for the largest number of bikini marchers was held by the Cayman Islands, with 331 marchers.
At 9 am sharp on Tuesday, registration had begun for participants at Harpoon Harry’s restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the participants was given an official Bikini Parade hats to adorn.
As per the rules of the event tankinis, one-piece suits, shorts or cover-ups were not permitted, with a Guinness official at hand to supervise and certify the count.
On the conclusion of the one-mile march, a Guinness World Record adjudicator announced the result – that the record had been broken at 1:30 p.m. It may be noted that the 1-mile parade would benefit charity.
Philip Robertson, an "adjudicator" for Guinness emailed "I'm delighted to confirm that ... hard work and organization resulted in a new a Guinness World Record for the Largest Bikini Parade."
Meanwhile, Dan Rowe, President of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau in a statement gushed “We are thrilled to have challenged and broken the record for the World’s Largest Bikini Parade.”
The group suggested clicking on visitpanamacitybeach.com to plan a spring break there.
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Source: USA Today/ Sun Sentinel
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