Miss World Pageant Scraps Bikinis Because They Offend Muslims

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 11.41.37 AMMiss World is synonymous with scantily clad women strutting their stuff on stage.

But this year the pageant will be significantly more subdued, after organisers announced that they are scrapping the traditional bikini round in a bid to avoid offending the Muslim hosts.

The contest, which will crown a global beauty queen chosen from 137 participants, will take place in September on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

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