Bikini record attempt falls 1,882 short

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SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- 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.

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