Well guys its true. Bikinis have been banned from the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant.
For this year’s Miss World pageant, the contestants will wear Bali’s traditional long sarongs.
The event will be held in Indonesia on September 28, on the resort island of Bali and in Sentul, an area near the capital, Jakarta.
This is as a result of the protests from Muslim groups . Indonesia is one of the countries in the world with the highest Muslim Population .
The chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley,confirmed that none of the 137 contestants would wear a bikini. She said :
“Indonesia is designing for us a very beautiful one-piece beachwear,and I’m very happy with them,”
“The pageant will include a special beachwear fashion show.
“I don’t think Indonesia is the only country that has that culture, but we like to work in the manner respectful to every country, and I cannot see why when you go to somebody’s country you should not behave respectfully.”
Adjie S. Soeratmadjie of the RCTI, the official broadcaster and local organiser reportedly also said,
“There will no bikini in this year’s Miss World pageant to respect our traditional customs and values,” adding that the London-based Miss World Organization is on board with the decision.
“This is a sensitive issue in Indonesia. We have discussed it since last year and they have agreed,” he said.