Contestants compete for titles at the Grandbikini.
Contestants compete for titles at the Grandbikini. Reuters

Seniors stun in swimsuits at Grandbikini

MOVE over Miss Universe - it's time for the world's greatest swimsuit competition: the Grandbikini.

Over 400 seniors, including men and women, have dared to bare in an exclusive 55 and over swimsuit competition held in China.

Judged on a criteria including stage presence, smiles and gestures, the contestants strutted their stuff at a local waterpark in the northern city of Tianjin.

Would you enter the Grandbikini?

This poll ended on 31 December 2017.

Current Results

Sign me up!

22%

No way, no how!

50%

Give me a couple of months on the treadmill.

27%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

However, the contest, in its third year of running, wasn't so much about who has the best bikini body but more about promoting a positive image on growing older.

And it seems to be working!

"I'm very honoured," the oldest participant, 88-year-old Ma Jing told Reuters. "If I can take part in a bikini contest at this age, for me it means I'm mentally happy and physically healthy."

The event, organised by the local senior citizens' committee, handed out more than 100 awards by the end of competition.



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