Bikini contest

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A swimsuit contestant wearing a microkini at the Hot Import Nights auto show held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2010. She is waving to the crowd, who are to decide the winner by popular vote.

A swimsuit competition, which is more commonly called bikini contest nowadays, is a beauty pageant, where the contestants wear swimsuits. The contestant models are mostly judged by their physical attractiveness. Companies have sometimes organised such contests to make their products more popular, or to find new models for their swimwear.

Such competitions have also been criticized: Critics say that such competitions make girls and women think that they are primarily valued for their physical appearance; t this puts pressure on women to conform to conventional beauty standards.[1][2][3]

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  1. "Beauty and body image in the media". Media Awareness Network. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  2. "Reigning Miss Universe Suspected of Having Cosmetic Surgery". 2009-08-29. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  3. "Plastic Surgery: Bollywood, Miss Universe, and the Indian Girl Next Door" (PDF). Gujarati Magazine (Sandesh). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-23.