Largest swimsuit photo shoot-world record set by Cosmopolitan
[Sep 26] SYDNEY, Australia--A TOTAL of 1010 bikini-clad women made
history at Bondi yesterday, where they set a world record with the
largest swimsuit photo shoot ever.
shoot will appear in the January issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale
on December 3, and will also feature in the next edition of the
World Records book published by the World Record Academy, out in
March next year. (enlarge
"We're blown away by the response we've had to
the Cosmopolitan and Venus Breeze Biggest Ever Swimwear Shoot,"
said Cosmo editor Sarah Wilson, the bikini brain.
“I wanted to do something that got women in an environment
when they were around each others bodies and could feel comfortable,”
Ms Wilson said yesterday.
A total of 1,010 women smashed the previous record
Best described as Baywatch meets Beach Blanket
Bingo, the scene on the sand yesterday included 15 roving lifesavers
recruited to apply sunscreen to 1,000 bikini babes who were ogled
by countless surfers, locals and tourists who must have been surprised
by the popularity of a mid-morning weekday dip.
Bondi lifeguards turned their ocean-front headquarters
into a dressing room to allow each women to change into her bikini.
The skimpy swimwear made its debut in 1946. Hoping
it would be worn by beautiful "bombshells", the designers named
it after Bikini Atoll, an atomic bomb test site in the Marshall
The bikini shoot will be featured in a double
gatefold insert in the January issue of Cosmopolitan.
The event was organised as a promotion between
Cosmopolitan Magazine and Gillette.
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.
With 23C temperatures and blue skies, the event
kicked off Sydney's beach season in grand style.