Image of the Day. Check back tomorrow for more free bikini contest pictures and photos from the famous Bikini Open Television Series!
Many of the contestants from the Bikini Open have gone on to major success in acting in film and television. Some of the famous bikini contestants you will see here are Patricia Ford, Pamela Paulshock, Deprise Brescia, and Krista Allen! We will rotate a new free bikini picture each day, so visit often to see your favorite bikini contestants.
Top Spring Break Vacation Travel Destinations
History of the Bikini
- Miami Beach, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Myrtle Beach
- Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater Beaches, Florida
- Cancun, Mexico
- San Diego, California
- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona
- South Padre Island
The modern bikini was created in Paris by French engineer Louis Reard in July of 1946.
It took about fifteen years for the bikini to catch on in the United States. In 1957, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in a popular movie created a market for the new swimwear in the U.S. and in 1960, the pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland inspired a bikini-buying spree. In 1963, the movie "Beach Party", starring Annette Funicello (who ironically did not wear a bikini) and Frankie Avalon, led a series of movies that made the bikini extremely popular and accepted in America.