Origin[ edit ] In , the first Miss World contest, originally the Festival Bikini Contest ,   was organized by Eric Morley as a mid-century advertisement for swimwear at the Festival of Britain. In the s and s the contest was regularly picketed by feminist protesters, who distributed flyers against the indecency of the contest. Neither is it a charity show. It's a beauty contest in which these things have been added on as sops. The country's top Muslim clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council, suggested that the event should be cancelled because it promotes "hedonism, materialism, and consumerism", and is nothing but "an excuse to show women's body parts that should remain covered.
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Playboy first featured a bikini on its cover in , which depicted the bottom half of a woman's body in a black swimsuit, captioned as "A Toast to Bikinis. Annette Funicello, Beach Party All photos Throughout the s, there was nothing better than watching America's sweetheart Annette Funicello frolicking in the sand and living it up with Frankie Avalon in countless Beach Party movies. In the first flick of the series, the brunette beauty rocked a two-piece swimsuit, thus sparking a huge fashion trend. Credited for making the bikini seem wholesome, the cute-as-a-button teen star knew how to keep it clean and classy. The brunette bombshell became a Hollywood sex symbol seemingly overnight, and Playboy even crowned her the "most desired woman" of the s. Interestingly enough, Welch said she thought the movie would be "swept under the carpet" and nobody would ever see it! I was like, 'Please, please don't make me do the dinosaur movie.