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Bikini body 'better than pay rise'
Ananova ^ | 05/17/04

Posted on 05/17/2004 9:04:51 AM PDT by presidio9

Nearly one in five British women would sacrifice a pay rise or promotion for a bikini body they they could show off on the beach, a survey claims.

The survey shows how ambivalent women feel about wearing a bikini, as many of those interviewed said they found it as stressful as meeting their partner's parents for the first time.

And 45 per cent said they thought their partners looked at foreign women on the beach because they have better bodies.

The survey, carried out on behalf of Slim Fast, found that, while there were 19 per cent who would sacrifice a pay rise, 21 per cent would rather sing karaoke in front of 100 strangers than bare all.

And 27 per cent would rather give a speech at a wedding or ask a stranger out on a date.

Of the foreign nationalities considered to be a threat, Italian women were feared the most.

Some 27 per cent of those interviewed said thought British men would stare at them because of their bodies.

But Swedish women were not far behind, with 20 per cent of the survey's respondents fearing them.


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KEYWORDS: annakournikova; barbibenton; bikini; hillaryslovelylegs; pornsidio9; snatch

1 posted on 05/17/2004 9:04:53 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: TheBigB; Constitution Day; Fierce Allegiance; cyborg; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Clemenza

ping

2 posted on 05/17/2004 9:06:17 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

LOL!!! Not THAT body :D


3 posted on 05/17/2004 9:06:53 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: presidio9

 


4 posted on 05/17/2004 9:08:34 AM PDT by Fintan ( 1950)
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To: presidio9
Antidote! (This one is probably pretty wealthy....)


5 posted on 05/17/2004 9:09:00 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: presidio9
I don't know who that is in the pic but she has the body of a 12 year old GIRL. Whatever happened to a waist? Hips? Breasts?

Is this attractive to men these days?

6 posted on 05/17/2004 9:09:03 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Savage is right - extreme liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: presidio9
Nearly one in five British women would sacrifice a pay rise or promotion for a bikini body they they could show off on the beach, a survey claims.

As a man, I'm just wondering how much I'd have to sacrifice to acquire "a bikini body I could show off at the beach", preferably in the 22-30 age range.

7 posted on 05/17/2004 9:10:42 AM PDT by Ichneumon
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To: presidio9
 
Did you know that Jose Lima's wife sang the Star Spangled Banner the other day?  Or maybe he did.  I have to admit I didn't really read the article...
Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

8 posted on 05/17/2004 9:11:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Rice Ashcroft in 2008!)
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To: Fintan

OH! Please NOT before lunch!!


9 posted on 05/17/2004 9:12:13 AM PDT by anotherdubya
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To: Lizavetta

That may not have been the best picture of the future Mrs. Presidio. Trust me, she has a waist, hips and breasts a' plenty.

10 posted on 05/17/2004 9:13:27 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
...45 per cent said they thought their partners looked at foreign women on the beach because they have better bodies.

I had no idea that people went to the U.K. - to visit the beach. Also, I'm reminded of an old stand-up comedy routine that Billy Connolly performed (on HBO?). It pre-dated the Seinfeld "shrinkage" episode, I'm certain.

11 posted on 05/17/2004 9:14:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Who put the Tribbles in the Quadrotriticale?")
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To: presidio9

A day is not complete without an Anna thread. :^)


12 posted on 05/17/2004 9:17:15 AM PDT by TheBigB (Jaime Pressly: proof that God does indeed exist.)
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To: Charles Martel
Avi: Sit down and shut up, you big, bald f*ck. I don't like leaving my country Doug, and I especially don't like leaving it for anything less then sandy beaches, and cocktails with little straw hats.

Doug the Head: Avi, we have warm sunny beaches...

Avi: So? Who the f*ck wants to see 'em?

13 posted on 05/17/2004 9:18:53 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: TheBigB; presidio9; martin_fierro

The usual suspects...


14 posted on 05/17/2004 9:19:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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To: TheBigB

I resent that. Anna is only a small part of this important story.


15 posted on 05/17/2004 9:22:13 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Did you know that Jose Lima's wife sang the Star Spangled Banner the other day?

 

Well, she sure has the lungs...

16 posted on 05/17/2004 9:22:55 AM PDT by Fintan ( 1950)
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To: Lizavetta
Is this attractive to men these days?

Well, that meets the primary requirement -- being female. (*cough*)

On the other hand, given the choice I would prefer something more like this:

That's Patricia ("Patty") Manterola, hispanic singer/model/actress.


17 posted on 05/17/2004 9:23:20 AM PDT by Ichneumon
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To: Tijeras_Slim; TheBigB; mikrofon; presidio9; Charles Henrickson
Nearly one in five British women would sacrifice a pay rise or promotion for a bikini body they they could show off on the beach, a survey claims.

Yeah, but then there's that whole British teeth thing.

18 posted on 05/17/2004 9:23:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (I'm martin_fierro and I approved this post.)
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To: presidio9
Hey, YOU posted the first Anna pic. :^)

And none of her parts are small...

19 posted on 05/17/2004 9:26:09 AM PDT by TheBigB (Jaime Pressly: proof that God does indeed exist.)
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To: Lizavetta

Is this attractive to men these days?

I don't know if this answers your question... or even if it's intended to... but I'll use this opening to post a photo or two of Kitana Baker...


Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

20 posted on 05/17/2004 9:30:28 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Rice Ashcroft in 2008!)
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To: presidio9

bump - for research purposes only


21 posted on 05/17/2004 9:34:50 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: presidio9

(Evidence that there is a God and he's male bookmark)


22 posted on 05/17/2004 9:35:35 AM PDT by quack
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To: presidio9

Bikini bodies often give me a raise.


23 posted on 05/17/2004 9:42:27 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: presidio9

ROTFLMAO!!!!!


24 posted on 05/17/2004 9:52:59 AM PDT by TheRIGHTChoice
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To: martin_fierro

Not sure why this picture did not post properly, but I felt it needed to be pointed out that the subject of that photo is former Mrs. Heffner Barbi Benton, and her choppers are just fine.

25 posted on 05/17/2004 9:54:13 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Ichneumon
I see you and I have similar tastes in women.

If only I could post a photo of Colombian TV hostess Sofia Vergara...

26 posted on 05/17/2004 1:40:04 PM PDT by Clemenza (Strolling along country roads with my baby...)
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To: presidio9
Who the hell would want to see some pasty English broad in a bikini anyway?

Remember, English and Irish people don't tan, they stroke.

27 posted on 05/17/2004 1:41:09 PM PDT by Clemenza (Strolling along country roads with my baby...)
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