Largest swimsuit photo shoot ever in Miami Beach

If you’re between ages 18 and 34 and want a free Old Navy bikini, it’s yours–if you are female. All you have to do is show up at Nikki Beach in Miami Beach, Florida this Friday, April 18, and be prepared to hang out with hundreds of other bikini clad women as part of a Cosmopolitan magazine promotion. Oh, yeah, you’ll be getting your picture taken.

The magazine wants to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot. Last year’s record breaker was 1,010, so this year’s aim is 1,200. Along with a free bathing suit give-a-way, there’s a day of frolic in the sun. You do need to come with your own bathing suit and gussied up with make-up. Here are the details, and registration information. Don’t forget sunscreen.

Okay, as much as this sort of thing sounds like an event that would get on my nerves, it might be fun and a fairly easy afternoon of entertainment if one doesn’t think about the tiny bit sexist and ageist quality about it. At least they didn’t say which body type is eligible. I’m more of a Spencer Tunick photo shoot type person where anyone and everyone can show up for the occasion.

This photo was taken at a store in Miami Beach in case you’re looking for a bathing suit in a pinch.