An official adjudicator from the Guinness World Record announced today that Panama City Beach, Florida has set the record for the World’s Largest Bikini Parade, with 450 women lining up to seize the record from Gold Coast, Australia.
The parade took place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s restaurant on the sugar-white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach. Spring breakers and locals donning a variety of bikinis were given official Bikini Parade hats to wear signaling to officials that they were part of the line-up. They also received complimentary SoBe beverages, admission to the celebration event and a memento T-shirt in appreciation of their efforts in bringing the record stateside.
Rules for participating were simple: bikinis of all colors and designs were welcome, but tankinis, one-piece suits, shorts or cover-ups did not make the count.