Miss World suddenly reopened the bikini competition after years of ban
Saturday, October 30, 2021 19:00 PM (GMT+7)
There are many stories as well as mixed opinions around the swimsuit competition at Miss World.
Miss Vietnam 2020 Do Thi Ha represents Miss World 2021.
Miss World is one of the major international beauty contests attracting the attention of many beauty fans. This year the contest will take place from November 21 to December 17 in Puerto Rico. Some sources said that the organizers of Miss World 2021 required the contestants to prepare swimsuits, sarongs and accessories to prepare for the Beach Fashion show.
The predecessor Luong Thuy Linh had a good performance at Miss World 2020.
Controversial swimsuit competition
Notably, this contest has been canceled since 2015. Previously, Miss World 2013 held in Indonesia removed the swimsuit competition to respect the traditional customs and values of this country. In 2014, not a single image of Miss World contestants’ swimsuits was revealed. The contest is still going on, but in the form of beauties taking part in a photo session for the judges to score.
Julia Morley (centre) is the wife of Eric Morley – the founder of the Miss World pageant in 1951.
Julia Morley – president of the Miss World contest said: “I really don’t want to see girls just going up and down in swimsuits. This does nothing for the girls and neither for us.”.
Another time, she stated: “As a woman, it doesn’t feel natural to me when girls turn around in bathing suits. It’s not that I feel there’s something wrong with them, it’s usually not comfortable. when your interviewer is wearing a sweatshirt and you’re wearing a swimsuit”.
Julia Morley wanted to emphasize the intellect and personality rather than just physical appearance.
Julia Morley also affirmed, Miss World aims to respect the contestants, not demeaning women. She is the one who coined the phrase “beauty with a purpose” to create values. Julia Morley wants Miss World to be different from other contests by emphasizing intelligence and personality rather than physical beauty.
But starting with the bikini contest
The starting point of the Miss World contest is the swimsuit competition.
But in fact, the swimsuit competition was the beginning of this longest-running beauty pageant. In 1951 Eric Morley organized a swimsuit competition as part of the Festival of Britain called the Festival Bikini Contest. Then, he decided to turn this contest into an annual event and copyrighted the name Miss World.
Swimsuit competition brings a lot of attraction to beauty contests.
Swedish beauty Kerstin Hakansson was the first to win and was crowned while wearing a bikini. This causes inappropriate controversy.
Countries with religious traditions have said they will not send a representative to the exam in the future or be condemned by the Pope. After that, the competition changed by letting the contestants wear one-piece swimsuits combined with sarongs to be more discreet.
The contestant wore a one-piece swimsuit and tied a sarong for extra privacy.
Besides the opinions in favor of giving up the swimsuit competition, there are also people who think that this makes Miss World no longer attractive. In addition, it was also put on the scale with Miss Universe – the contest was born only 1 year later. Especially when former US President Donald Trump still held the copyright of Miss Universe. The contest is famous for hot beauties in swimsuits.
The issue of whether or not to wear a bra is still what makes people constantly give mixed opinions.
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