357 Scantily Clad Australian Women Just Set A New World Record

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Over the weekend, 357 Australian women donning only bikinis and pink visors marched down a beach in Gold Coast City to break the world record for the largest bikini parade ever.

Who knew such a record existed? Well we didn’t, until we read about it yesterday.

The Australians crushed the old world record of 331 bikini-clad paraders in the Cayman Islands last year, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, which was on hand in Australia Sunday.

The mile-long bikini march was organised by the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper, which also raised $10,000 for the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club.

361 women had signed up for the event, but four were disqualified—three for wearing shorts over their bikini bottoms and one for wearing a one-piece, Guinness said.

But enough details—onto the photos.

361 women in bikinis gathered in Australia's Gold Coast City Sunday to set a new world record,

Unfortunately, four participants were disqualified for wearing too much clothing.

Previously, the record for longest bikini parade was held by 331 women in the Caymans.

This group of paraders went for coordinated outfits.

Two counters made sure that all the participants walked the entire mile-long route.

Onlookers check out the marchers.

Not a bad gig for this Guinness Book of World Records employee.

Finally, it was time to announce the new world record.

After the event was over, the participants left the beach en masse.

Want to see more? Check out Reuters' video report on the event:

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