Now in the Bikini Competition...Jessica Simpson!

04/17/2009 at 10:02 AM ET

Darren Decker, ©2009 MISS UNIVERSE L.P.,LLLP

Jessica Simpson has endured her share of harsh body scrutiny recently — and now some of America’s hottest young women are about to test how they measure up dressed in one of Jessica’s skimpy bikinis. The New York Daily News reports that each of this year’s Miss USA contestants will be outfitted with a bikini from the singer’s swimwear collection to compete in the pageant. The white triangle-style suits, accented with gold trim, retail for $108 and are very similar to the green version above that the women tried out for a recent photo shoot in Las Vegas. Following Miss USA you’ll be able to nab one of the tiny bikinis for yourself at

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Julie on

I see both sides to the whole pagent issue. On the one hand, these could be potential role modles, they are doing somethine wonderful, and generally most of them are finishing up an education or starting their careers. Which is a good thing for young girls to look up to. That is why they have the “miss congenialty” winner. But the reality is, they also judge on beauty. that is why it is a Beauty Pagent. And it could potentially harm how younger girls view themselves. But I think that is where the parents haven’t given them enough values on how they look at themselves. The parents haven’t taught them to love themselves enough for who they are.

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observer on

All about Bikini… goto wikipedia..
A bikini or two piece is a women’s swimsuit with two parts, one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two (optionally in the case of the Tankini). It is often worn in hot weather or while swimming. The shapes of both parts of a bikini resemble women’s underwear, and the lower part can range from revealing thong or g-string to briefs and modest square-cut shorts. Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition) describes the bikini as “a woman’s scanty two-piece bathing suit”, “a man’s brief swimsuit” and “a man’s or woman’s low-cut briefs”.

The bikini, which shocked when it appeared on French beaches in 1947, was a Greco-Roman invention.[1] The modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946. He named it after Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the site of the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon test on July 1, 1946. The reasoning was that the burst of excitement created by it would be like a nuclear device. The monokini, a bikini variant, is a back formation from bikini, interpreting the first syllable as the Latin prefix bi- meaning “two” or “doubled”, and substituting for it mono- meaning “one”.[2] Jacques Heim called his bikini precursor the Atome, named for its size, and Louis Réard claimed to have “split the Atome” to make it smaller.

The bikini is perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard due to “the power of women, and not the power of fashion”. As he explains, “The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women.”[3] By the mid 2000s bikinis had become a US$811 million business annually, according to the NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company.[4] The bikini has boosted spin-off services like bikini waxing and the sun tanning industries.[5]

she talks like june on

sigh! its sad how women are judged on their bodies, like cows at a cattle mart.

And its even sadder, when women speak up against it are brushed away with a ‘oh! she is jealous coz they look good’

Rick on

So many of you make comments about which you know little about. The fitness (swimwear) portion of the pageant is only one of of many. The events which are more like screenings are spread out over a week ending with a televised finals night. This show is condensed down to fit in to a two hour time slot for this reason much of the meat, if you will, of the pageant is missed buy many who are otherwise quick to judge. The weeks event’s leading up o finals are judged by professional judges who, believe it or not must be certified. Unfortunately the final competition is judged by celebrities.
Many of these woman have spent years preparing just to make it to this point. I for one would not put myself through what they do for a 1 in 50 chance.
With everything available to enhance a woman’s “looks” from push up bras to liposuction, what would you suggest they wear for the fitness competition, sweatpants?
I’m not applauding this woman for being in a pageant but lets face it, they are hanging it all out there for all of us to see and be judged, even in a bikini.
Come on, that has to be the hardest part of the competition for them but it’s not the only part.

KC on

You can’t spell pageant, now that’s a disgrace. Put down the magazine and read a book ha!

Karlie on

If they really wanted to test fitness, they would have each contestant drop and do 20 push-ups. That’s going to tell you a lot more than a bikini would.

Scott on

Jealous, plain girls….. get over it

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