Bikini Portion Banned From Miss World Pageant

Twenty four Filipina beauty contestants for the Binibining Pilipinas 2008 (Miss Philippines) beauty pageant pose in their bikinis during a presentation to the press at a hotel in Manila on February 21, 2008.  The cadidates, who are 17 to 25 years of age, students and professionals, will be vying for the prestigious crown on March 8, 2008. The three winners will represent the country in the Miss International, Miss Universe and Miss World.
Bikinis no more. Photo: Romeo Gacd/AFP/GEtty Images

Contestants at the 2013 Miss World competition, held in Bali this September, will be required to wear sarongs instead of bikinis, CBS News reports. Apparently the no-swimsuit rule only applies to this year and came about after local organizers requested that the traditional Muslim customs of Indonesia be respected. So now all of the panting dudes and women who like to ogle other women's bodies will just have to use their imaginations. And since contestants don't have to starve their way to rock-hard six-packs, maybe they'll actually maintain consciousness onstage this year!