T-shirt Contestant - Are You Exodynamic?
Can you believe it? Wet t-shirt contests first took place in 1945 in Spain. Well
if you believe in myth or perhaps I should call it creative myth, then these
contests started at the same time as the Tomatina tradition.
The myth has it that a pretty young woman got caught in the line
of fire when tomatoes were hurled at the El Caudillo’s effigy.
Can YOU imagine all that fresh tomato juice running down her
uuhm? Yes, I can. Anyway, the Tomatina tradition was born. Whether this event
had any thing to do with wet t-shirt contests as we know them today, is up for
At this point in time American men were just becoming familiar
with the t-shirt. So, if this myth is true, Europeans may have worn them as an
outer garment long before Americans did.
It Wet Under That Rock?
case you have been living under a rock, a wet t-shirt contest is an event where
women (usually young and well endowed), wear a white t-shirt or tank top without
a bra, while cold – sometimes iced – water is poured over the front of the
contestant to make the garment semi-transparent.
The purpose of the iced water is to induce erect nipples. Guess
they don’t use iced water for men’s wet boxer-short contests. The winners
are usually chosen according to their breast and or nipple size.
In the case of a close finish some women will remove their top's
completely in an attempt to sway the judges.
T-shirt Is In ‘The Deep’
Jacqueline Bisset’s appearance in the film ‘The Deep’ in
1977, when she was filmed underwater and surfacing in a white t-shirt, would
have helped to bring wet t-shirt contests to greater prominence.
In 1978 we saw the film ‘I was a Contestant at Mothers Wet
And in 1979 Frank Zappa recorded a song called ‘Fembot in a Wet T-shirt’ -
it’s on his 1979 album ‘Joe’s Garage’.
Oath! It Has to be Australian
Whitsunday’s is an area encompassing Arlie Beach, Shute Harbour and parts of
the Great Barrier Reef and It’s Islands. Every year in September the locals
hold an event called the Whitsunday Fun Race. The feature of the event is the
Miss Figurehead competition.
The “Fun Race” which officially began in 1977 was the result
of a true fun comes grudge race the previous year. Two yachts, the “Dahlia”
and the “Torres Herald 2” competed for a bottle of – you guessed it –
(Bundy) rum. The race was, most likely, more about pride then the rum.
The yacht “Dahlia” had no figurehead, however the “Torres
Herald 2” had a beaut figurehead, which was carved out of a piece of wood by a
very clever French girl from a visiting yacht.
In the following year and the race now an open event, the
skipper of the” Dahlia” seconded his office girl to sit astride the bowsprit
(settle down – it’s part of the yacht) as the figurehead. A trend was
commenced and many contesting yachts sported beautiful young women as the
sure when Miss Figurehead became a wet t-shirt competition and a feature of the
event .The Australian magazine ‘Modern Boating and Seacraft’, in November
1979 published an article and photos titled ‘Arlie or Bust’ and covered the
Whitsunday Fun Race and the Miss Figurehead competition of that year.
Miss Figurehead’s prize was a t-shirt presented to her by
Lieutenant Mick Stores, Royal Australian Navy. The lieutenant was wearing the
prize and removed it to give it to the winner. Much to the delight of the crowd
- and The Lieutenant - Miss Figurehead then removed her wet t-shirt and handed
it to the Lieutenant.
A memorable time in t-shirt history amid the lustful whistling
of the young and not so young men in the crowd. Not many of the Miss Figurehead
contestants wear t-shirts or tops of any description now days and it has become
a topless Miss Figurehead competition.
Today the Fun Race may attract more than 200 yachts of all
kinds, bringing many overseas visitors to the Whitsunday together with many
local identities. With the inclusion of a few lead up races the Fun Race swells
the town population by up to 10,000.
Joy Ride for the Wet T-shirt
In 1998 a group of teens celebrating their high school graduation charted a
Boeing 727 for a flight from Portland to Mexico without teachers or chaperon. On
the way they held a wet t-shirt competition reportedly after encouragement by a
flight attendant and the boys. Like they needed encouragement.
From a shaky video taken by one of the boys, the flight
attendant is heard to say "Contestant Number 5, please. Some water for
Contestant number 5....She's dry!"
Anyway, as it turns out the pilots got into trouble because they
allowed contestants to dance in the aisle and parade into the cockpit so they
could judge them - for up to 15 minutes? - and have a perv.
The British Blind?
During the 1980's big busted models Debbie Quorell and Stacey Owen needed wet
t-shirt contests to make their claim to fame.
According to Mazur
According to a fellow called Mazur and his so-called "Dynamism of Character", people who like to
enter wet t-shirt contests or go naked and expose their bodies are called
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