Miss World organisers scrap bikini contest due to protests in Indonesia

Contestants will sport conservative beach sarongs instead of bikinis, says local organiser.

Web Desk June 06, 2013
A Muslim woman wearing a veil sits in front of foreign tourists wearing bikinis on Kuta beach in Bali, June 6, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA: Protests from conservative Muslim groups in Indonesia led to Miss World organisers scrapping the bikini competition from this year’s pageant, CBS News reported.

Indonesia will host the 2013 Miss World competition in Bali and Jakarta in September.

Local organizer Adjie S Soeratmadjie said on Thursday that contestants will sport conservative beach sarongs instead of the skimpy bikinis that have been a fixture in the competition.

Soeratmadjie added that the Miss World Organization has agreed to comply with the request out of respect for Indonesian customs.


RizwanKhan | 9 years ago | Reply

Nice view ;)

Rashid | 9 years ago | Reply

Its not enough. The organisers should make it compulsory for the contestants to wear burqa. Those who are really beautiful among them need not worry. Their beauty will shine through the veil of burqa. Trust in God have no fear.

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