Over the weekend, Tianjin held a special kind of bikini contest, open to only women of a certain age.
500 middle-aged and elderly beauties signed up to strut their stuff on Saturday at the swimwear show. According to NetEase, the oldest contestant was 80 years old.
One woman showed off her figure in an outfit designed to make her look like a golden swan, which doesn’t seem all that practical for actually swimming, but looks beautiful nonetheless.
Another contestant went with a simple blue bikini
And another lady showed up dressed like an angel with her wings floating in the air behind her.
She seems to have stolen the show.
Meanwhile, others went for something a little more conservative
The competition is held in Tianjin each summer. It is jointly hosted by the senior citizens’ committee and the Hetong Charitable Foundation for the Elderly and aimed at providing a platform for China’s over-60s to express themselves, promoting a healthy and positive lifestyle.
“Who said we are too old for bikinis?” one 68-year-old contestant said last year while pointing to her skin-exposing swimsuit.
We will have to wait and see if any of these women enter China’s Miss Bikini Global contest this year. While you might think that they wouldn’t stand much of a chance, you should know that one hot mama won this year’s 6th Annual International Breast Model Contest. True beauty never ages.
Hopefully this contest never starts up in Qingdao though.
By Sophie Wang
[Images via NetEase]