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Bikini record set in Johannesburg
Times Live ^ | 11/7/2009 | Sapa

Posted on 11/07/2009 8:39:23 PM PST by Saije

A new Guinness World record has been set in South Africa for the most women to parade around in a bikini, organisers say.

Kellogg’s Special KR’s Sarah Mansfield said 287 bikini clad women descended upon Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Saturday to help break the record for the “World’s Largest Bikini Parade”.

“Decked out with smiles, sunglasses and even heels, these confident and fun-loving women of all ages, shapes and sizes paraded down 1,690 meters of Melrose Arch Boulevard to break the world record.

“We were delighted to see tall, short, boyish, curvy, pear and apple-shaped women all have the confidence to do things ’their way’, and participate in the parade.

“Spirits were high as not only were these women celebrating their femininity, [but] were making a difference by creating awareness for breast cancer in South Africa, Mansfield said.

Special KR made a donation to the non-profit breast cancer awareness group, Pink Link.

“Celebrities Bonang Matheba, Grant Nash and Anele Mdoda were there to show the girls their support.

“The day culminated into a summer celebration, as the Piazza at Melrose Arch was transformed into a summer escape amongst the urban architecture. Ladies were able to enjoy the entertainment and festivities on the Astroturfed Piazza which donned sexy sun loungers, water pools and even a mani and pedi area where the girls could escape to, to enjoy some pampering.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timeslive.co.za ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bikini; guinness; southafrica; worldrecord
They look like they were having fun.


1 posted on 11/07/2009 8:39:25 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije

This could be the best thread ever!


2 posted on 11/07/2009 8:46:45 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Except for the cancer part.


3 posted on 11/07/2009 8:56:08 PM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: Always Right
This could be the best thread ever!
We will need more pics to be 100% sure.
4 posted on 11/07/2009 9:02:18 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: stuartcr

Dark skinned people don’t get skin cancer.


5 posted on 11/07/2009 9:03:36 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Darkwolf377

Ping!


6 posted on 11/07/2009 9:05:30 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Always Right

I was a bit concerned for you fellows when the article said all sizes and ages.

That being said that one gal has some ripped abs.


7 posted on 11/07/2009 9:07:36 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: ransomnote

I’m mad at myself for not being there to show my support. We can’t expect these ladies to do it all themselves. We need to be on the sidelines shouting encouragement and taking pictures, you know, to increase their morale and such. :)


8 posted on 11/07/2009 9:07:53 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: Saije

I am suprised they were not all in hot pink as that is the color that we use here.

Kinda thought it was used globally.


9 posted on 11/07/2009 9:09:40 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Saije
...for the most women to parade around in a bikini.

287 women, one bikini?

10 posted on 11/07/2009 9:09:59 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Everyone knows there's a difference between muslims & terrorists... no one knows what it is, though.)
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To: wjcsux

11 posted on 11/07/2009 9:17:52 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Saije

12 posted on 11/07/2009 9:18:55 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Saije
“We were delighted to see tall, short, boyish, curvy, pear and apple-shaped women all have the confidence to do things ’their way’, and participate in the parade.

Umm, I think the rules should be suspended for this one.

13 posted on 11/07/2009 9:46:11 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the obama doctrine: "let's not rush to any conclusions...")
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To: Always Right

I see most don’t jog and shouldn’t wear bikinis.


14 posted on 11/07/2009 9:46:14 PM PST by uscabjd
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To: Always Right

Some of these girls have absolutely no business being in Bikini’s!


15 posted on 11/07/2009 9:54:24 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Darkwolf377

Well, when I arrived on the thread and looked around expecting to see you, I WAS a little surprised you weren’t here...I know how strongly you feel about encouragement, morale and.....and...pictures! ;)


16 posted on 11/07/2009 9:54:35 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Always Right

Hey, didn’t that one two to the right of the lovely holding the sign get the memo?


17 posted on 11/07/2009 9:55:14 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("The Democrats scare me, the GOP infuriates me.")
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To: Always Right

Lotta pasty lookin skin thar! Looks like a Casper the Friendly Ghost Impersonators convention!


18 posted on 11/07/2009 9:59:49 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: Always Right

My new desktop wallpaper.... You know, so I can celebrate the diversity of women in, uh, the great outdoors and global warming...or something...


19 posted on 11/07/2009 10:00:34 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: ransomnote

I am nothing if not a cheerleader for women’s...inner beauty.


20 posted on 11/07/2009 10:01:23 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: Saije

Some of these women are GUILTY!


21 posted on 11/08/2009 4:12:28 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Dark skinned people don’t get breast cancer?


22 posted on 11/08/2009 2:10:13 PM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: stuartcr

quit lookin so hard. Your brain is losing power fast.


23 posted on 11/08/2009 3:33:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: MarineBrat; pissant; posterchild; doubled; bk1000; mouser; llevrok; Red in Blue PA; MilspecRob; ...

All shapes and sizes Hottie Ping!
To be on or off the Hottie Ping List please FReepmail me.


24 posted on 11/08/2009 3:37:45 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Saije

See tagline.


25 posted on 11/08/2009 3:39:54 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: mamelukesabre
Dark skinned people don’t get skin cancer.

Not true. I have darker skin than Obama and I put on sunscreen and a hat when I'm in the sun for any period of time. My father has had basal cell carcinoma removed from his ears and cheek. Obviously, it is much less likely to happen than those with whiter skin...but it does happen.

26 posted on 11/08/2009 3:45:51 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

If you can get sunburnt, you can get skin cancer, I guess.

But a dark skinned person’s gotta be in the sun a hell of a long time to get any burn to speak of. I’m one of those unlucky ones that burns bad. I can feel hot stinging/tingling deep in my skin within seconds of direct sunlight touching my skin.


27 posted on 11/08/2009 4:24:21 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

??? As the article mentioned, this whole thing is about breast cancer, not skin cancer.


28 posted on 11/09/2009 5:53:25 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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