August 3, 2009

Bikini record attempt falls 1,882 short

Organizers of a British attempt at a world record for the most bikini-clad women photographed in one place say their bid failed when a paltry 42 women came out.

Debbie Reynolds, 23, said the turnout at the Southend-on-Sea, England, beach was far less than the 1,924 women needed to break the world record, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

It was sunny and everything, so we thought we'd get a good turnout, but it was very sad when we realized that 42 was the grand total, she said. It's pretty rubbish I must admit. We really need to try harder. It made me feel pretty embarrassed to be British when we can't even mount a decent challenge.

Organizers blamed the low turnout on initial forecasts for poor weather.