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Bikini overload in Bondi record (Australia)
news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | Wednesday Sep 26 2007 | Sean Cusick

Posted on 09/27/2007 3:03:55 AM PDT by Dundee

It was a sea of skin, peroxide and fake tan — over 1000 women in bikinis descending on Bondi Beach in an attempt to beat a world record that didn't actually exist.

The event, organised as a promotion between Cosmopolitan Magazine and Gillette, aspired to set a Guiness World Record for the "world's biggest swimsuit shoot".

A blend of 100 paid models and many more volunteers — mostly more interested in the free $120 goody bag than the notion of creating history — gathered in the sun.

However, there was widespread confusion between the models and other attendees regarding how many posers were needed.

"I think the previous record is about 1000," said 20-year-old Jade in her pink bikini.

"No, it's only 400 we need," chimed in her blonde look-alike friend, Kate.

In fact, there was no previous record.

In keeping with Guinness protocol, an achievable but challenging goal of 300 babes in bikinis was set to be officially recognised.

After early jitters from event staff, a late rush of girls pushed the attendance to an impressive 1010.

As they posed for their record-creating photo — which Guinness officials dictated had to be professionally taken of girls strictly in two-piece numbers — including Bondi Blonde spokeswoman Jamie Wright at the front of the group.

It was this mass photo that separated the professionals from the volunteers — with the paid models in white bikinis suddenly wrestling their way towards the camera lens while others kept to the fringes and chatted with friends.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babes; bikini; generalchat; news
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1 posted on 09/27/2007 3:03:57 AM PDT by Dundee
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To: Dundee

This thread is worthless without pictures!!!!


2 posted on 09/27/2007 3:06:48 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: Dundee
"mostly more interested in the free $120 goody bag than the notion of creating history — gathered in the sun. "

And yet 2300 children go blind every year for lack of a carrot....It's ok, Hollywood. Party on.

3 posted on 09/27/2007 3:07:34 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: Dundee
Forget something?


4 posted on 09/27/2007 3:08:11 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: Dundee

Damn fine idea.


5 posted on 09/27/2007 3:10:22 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

The newspaper link has a slideshow of 19 pics..


6 posted on 09/27/2007 3:12:37 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

So where’s the link!!?

;^)


7 posted on 09/27/2007 3:18:27 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: andyandval; pissant

One of the photos is of a judge. What a waste of bandwidth.

8 posted on 09/27/2007 3:19:39 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: Hi Heels
 

And yet 2300 children go blind every year for lack of a carrot.
 

 

A few FReepers may experience blindness looking at theese pictures ;-)

9 posted on 09/27/2007 3:25:03 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Even better. Here’s a link to a video.

http://ninemsn.video.msn.com/v/en-au/v.htm?f=39&g=27d54070-d17a-48fa-b7f4-91ae4e286127&p=aunews_aunationalninenews&t=s29&mediaid=109578


10 posted on 09/27/2007 3:25:26 AM PDT by saganite
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To: grjr21

*snort* amen.


11 posted on 09/27/2007 3:28:27 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: Hi Heels
And yet 2300 children go blind every year for lack of a carrot....It's ok, Hollywood. Party on.

Um, Bondi Beach is in Australia.

I guess a few Hollywood types could've flown there...

12 posted on 09/27/2007 3:33:14 AM PDT by MichiganMan (Last year, this consumer spent over $1,700 on Linux compatible hardware.)
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To: Loud Mime

A smorgasbord?


13 posted on 09/27/2007 3:33:30 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: saganite

Bless You FRiend


14 posted on 09/27/2007 3:36:07 AM PDT by expatguy (Support Conservative Blogging - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: andyandval; darkangel82; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; JohnnyZ

I’m wondering about starting a “you’ll need a handtowel and lotion” ping list.


16 posted on 09/27/2007 3:41:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Dundee

Bump for permanent archive and study.


17 posted on 09/27/2007 3:41:50 AM PDT by Live free or die
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To: Hi Heels
And yet 2300 children go blind every year for lack of a carrot....It's ok, Hollywood. Party on.

You gotta spend money to make money. You can be sure Gillete and Cosmo will make money on this deal. For $120,000 (probably $40,000 wholesale), they got the services of 1,000 bikini clad ladies for the day. Not a bad deal.

18 posted on 09/27/2007 3:46:30 AM PDT by gridlock (C'mon people now / Smile on your Brother / Everybody get together / Try to love one anoth-kaBOOM!)
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To: MichiganMan
Cosmopolitan Magazine and Gillette

Hollywood. +

19 posted on 09/27/2007 3:52:51 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: pissant
A smorgasbord?

Yeah, and we weren't invited......

20 posted on 09/27/2007 4:18:23 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Thinking of voting Democrat? Wake up and smell the Socialism!)
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To: Thermalseeker

Bummer


21 posted on 09/27/2007 4:19:01 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Dundee

Too bad www.wickedweasel.com didn’t supply the bikinis!


22 posted on 09/27/2007 4:25:18 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: Ready4Freddy

“Too bad www.wickedweasel.com didn’t supply the bikinis!”

If they had, we couldn’t post the pictures ;)


23 posted on 09/27/2007 4:49:27 AM PDT by Gvl_M3 (Sometimes, you have to stand up for yourself, even if it doesn't look "Compassionate.")
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To: Dundee

Are the Aussies cloning bikini models?


24 posted on 09/27/2007 4:53:52 AM PDT by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: wolfcreek

God bless them if they are...


25 posted on 09/27/2007 4:56:49 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Gvl_M3
Heheh, true, which is why I didn't provide a working link. ;>)

If they had, we couldn’t post the pictures ;)

26 posted on 09/27/2007 5:15:09 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: pissant
A smorgasbord?

No, a smorgasbroad.

27 posted on 09/27/2007 5:30:23 AM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Hi Heels

“And yet 2300 children go blind every year for lack of a carrot....It’s ok, Hollywood. Party on.”

What kind of liberal pap is that?


28 posted on 09/27/2007 5:36:39 AM PDT by PjhCPA (Who will be the next Ronald Reagan? We'd better find him. SOON!!!)
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To: Dundee

Boobs on Bondi....that’s what we called in in 94 when we were there with some friends. It is a top optional beach you know...I went topless,my wife didn’t though.


29 posted on 09/27/2007 5:38:15 AM PDT by oust the louse ("NEVER LET THE ENEMY PICK THE BATTLESITE".....General George S. Patton,Jr.)
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To: saganite

Thanks for the link. I was a big fan of the Guinness Book of World Records when I was a kid. Seriously...


30 posted on 09/27/2007 6:23:27 AM PDT by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: Loud Mime

I’ll never understand how a woman can prance around in her underwear. No wonder the muslims hate us.


31 posted on 09/27/2007 6:33:28 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_en.aspx)
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To: andyandval

God Bless Australia...


32 posted on 09/27/2007 6:37:49 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan)
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To: Dundee
"Bikini Overload"?  Is that a statement that's even conceptually possible?
33 posted on 09/27/2007 6:40:01 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Fawn
I’ll never understand how a woman can prance around in her underwear.

Ummm...because prancing around in someone else's underwear is gross?

34 posted on 09/27/2007 6:43:28 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: PjhCPA

Yes, children going blind. I can see why that’s only a liberal issue.


35 posted on 09/27/2007 8:43:59 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: Hi Heels

I just did it until I needed glasses...


36 posted on 09/27/2007 8:48:37 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: Fawn; Oberon
I’ll never understand how a woman can prance around in her underwear. No wonder the muslims hate us.

What number mental defects does it take to HATE some entire nation because of the way that some people dress? Remember, the muzzies believe in killing the innocent too. ....also, the event was in Australia!

37 posted on 09/27/2007 8:49:27 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: saganite
For research purposes, I watched the video. I noticed a lack of tattoos on the participants. I wonder if it was a prerequisite? I may have to watch it again...
38 posted on 09/27/2007 8:58:09 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2
My Darling Daughter and I were discussing tattoos the other day.

I told her I would never get one because I didn't know anything I'd want to still have in 20 years.

She suggested getting a tattoo of π.

I told her that would be irrational...

39 posted on 09/27/2007 9:23:16 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: null and void
My darling daughter threw a hissy fit the other day and demanded to know "why did you ever have me!"

So I told. Organ donor. Never know when you might need a kidney.

40 posted on 09/27/2007 9:37:35 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: Hi Heels

Excellent!


41 posted on 09/27/2007 9:47:54 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: lafroste

Ha. Good one


42 posted on 09/27/2007 9:50:50 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant; Lazamataz

Where’s Laz???


43 posted on 09/27/2007 9:54:27 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: Dundee
Wow, talk about a dream job . . . .
44 posted on 09/27/2007 9:56:11 AM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: Hi Heels

‘My darling daughter threw a hissy fit the other day and demanded to know “why did you ever have me!”
So I told. Organ donor. Never know when you might need a kidney.’

ROTFLMAO! Thats simply the best one liner I’ve read in this forum in months!


45 posted on 09/27/2007 9:58:43 AM PDT by Badeye (Most human problems can be solved by the correct application of a mini gun in my experience.....)
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To: Fawn
"I’ll never understand how a woman can prance around in her underwear. No wonder the muslims hate us."

Huh?

They are in bikinis, at a beach, and are in great shape.

46 posted on 09/27/2007 10:05:20 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

What is the difference between bikinis and underwear?


47 posted on 09/27/2007 10:14:19 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_en.aspx)
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To: Fawn
"What is the difference between bikinis and underwear?"

Bikinis are bathing suits that are worn at the beach and designed to allow for tanning and are made from material that can go into the water. Underwear is not.

48 posted on 09/27/2007 10:21:50 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Fawn

I agree. That’s why I walk around my yard in my underwear.


49 posted on 09/27/2007 10:26:14 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Fawn
"I’ll never understand how a woman can prance around in her underwear. No wonder the muslims hate us."

And as for the muslim comment. Go to Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and you'll find local girls in bikinis!

50 posted on 09/27/2007 10:28:07 AM PDT by avacado
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