Bikini Parade in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has staged the world's largest bikini parade in a bid to revive the city's flagging visitor numbers. Check out the video by a tourist at the bottom of the page.

Largest Bikini Parade-Las Vegas sets world record

 LAS VEGAS, NE, USA-- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Holly Madison, and 281 bikini-clad women declared the first day of summer with the world's Largest bikini paradeon the Las Vegas Boulevard.

“Las Vegas has an incredibly unique and vibrant pool culture that is unlike any other in the world,” said Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. -photo by Justin Bowen
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    The occasion marked the 50th anniversary of the building iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” neon sign and according to the city’s mayor, Oscar Goodman, the start of summer on the Strip – a month ahead of other northern hemisphere destinations.

  The previous world record for the Largest bikini parade was 250.   Model and television personality Holly Madison ("Girls Next Door") was joined by showgirls from Vegas stage spectacular Jubilee and members of the public for the march.
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Holly Madison, a former Playboy centrefold and reality TV star, said: 'Who doesn’t want summer a month early? I’ve been lobbying for it my whole life, frankly.'

    They also took part in a pre-march fashion show in front of the city's iconic 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign to mark the 50th anniversary of its installment.

  The mayor's declaration of the beginning of 'summer in paradise' was followed by pool parties in some of the strip's best-known hotels.