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Wet t-shirt contests: 5 things you do not need to know
Published on 02/8/2008

You are likely to encounter some wet t-shirt contests during your spring break vacation. Here are some things you probably do not need to know about them.

Some facts and tips

1. Why is it popular?
Wet t-shirt contests are like any other beauty contest shows, really only it's a lot more naughty! The women wear t-shirts of light colour (generally white) without bras inside. Thus, when water is sprayed on them (the 'wet' part comes in here) the tees becomes translucent or transparent.

2. Know your history
It is believed that wet t-shirts became popular after Jacqueline Bisset's appearance in the film The Deep. In this 1977 movie, she is seen swimming in a white tee shirt and resurfacing in her transparent and revealing apparel. However, this was not the first time the wet t-shirt surfaced in popular culture. Playboy supposedly published photographs of participants in a wet t-shirt contest, which was a promotional gimmick for the K2 ski tour in 1969.

3. How to win?
Since the purpose of such contest is to attract attention to the bodies of the participants, anybody feeling uncomfortable should not take part. You are after all judged by your capacity to arouse and titillate the watching audience. It is because of this that women strip completely or make sensual gestures. If you have no problem with attracting attention to your body and are willing to expose, then this should not be a problem for you. In fact for daring, sexy ladies winning a wet tee shirt contest is merely cakewalk!

4. Where to participate?
Such contest can take place anywhere from the friendly neighbourhood pubs to your average party vacation hotspot like Panama City Beach.

5. Is there a prize?
Of course, all the contests have prizes as an incentive to attract participants. Prizes can range from a few free drinks in the bar to cold hard cash.