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Bikinis Out at Miss England

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No bikinis this year in the Miss England contest! While American beauty pageant organizers continue to parade its "scholarship contestants" around in body-baring two-pieces in the name of "fitness," England's taken a more literal route—this year's contestants will wear fitness gear in competitions, not string bikinis. "In a world of size zero models it's not a particularly good image to give out to girls that you've got to be stick thin," reigning Miss England Katrina Hodge said. "Having done Miss England two years in a row myself, I met girls who were all dieting and worrying about the bikini round and I just thought it's not a good image for girls to have, so we should get rid of it." [Daily Mail]