Minn. bikini parade falls far short of record

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Associated Press

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 28 at 10:01 PM

MADISON LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Only an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny number of bikini-wearers turned out to strut their stuff in a southern Minnesota town.

Organizers had hoped for hundreds of women to march Saturday in what was billed as the World's Largest Bikini Parade.

But the number of bikini-wearing women — and a couple of men in bikini tops — at the Paddlefish Days Parade in Madison Lake fell far short of the world record.

The (Mankato, Minn.) Free Press (http://bit.ly/Mrt1N4 ) reported Saturday the number appeared to be 39. Women were told they could wear shorts over their bikini bottoms once it was clear the record of 451 was unattainable.

A majority of City Council members opposed the bikini parade. Some said it was inconsistent with the festival's family-oriented nature.

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Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

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