FORGET burning bras – today’s young self-styled eminists prefer to show their girl power in a skimpy swimsuit.At least they do if they’re participants in one of Australia’s biggest bikini pageants being held next week on the Gold Coast.
Entrants in the annual Ralph Australian Swimwear Model of the Year contest insist they were not merely sex objects . Serial pageant entrant Ilia Valdez, 20, said far from demeaning and objectifying women, the quests empowered them.
“There are always going to be people out there who say what we do isn’t right, and that it’s going to be degrading for women and such,” said Ms Valdez, a finance manager with a boutique investment firm…..
As a Ralph I certainly agree with this: