It is the first time the pageant is being held in the South-East Asian country and organizers fear for chaos in the world’s most densely populated Muslim country, GlitzGhana.com can confirm.
This is because most conservatives in Indonesia consider it as a taboo for women to wear bikinis and outfits that expose some parts of the body.
This decision comes following controversies that surrounded American pop-singer Lady Gaga whose concert in the country was cancelled due to threats to burn the venue of her May, 2012 concert as a result of her style of fashion.
As a result, the 137 ladies who are competing for the coveted crown will wear one-piece swimwear with others styled with sarongs over the top.
In an interview on Thursday with the chairperson of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley told Reuter that it will obey the tradition of the country.
“This is perfectly reasonable in a country that prefers one-piece swimwear,” she said.
- Indonesia axes bikinis for 2013 Miss World pageant (kfwbam.com)