The morning of Bikini Parade was filled with hustle from the SUMM team, as we made last minute preparations and counted potential participates. Through the sea of bikinis emerged Karly and Amy, two patriotic young ladies from the great state of Maine. We handed them flags and asked them to be the grand marshals of the parade. Lucky for us they accepted, and helped lead 450 bikini-clad women into the record books. We took a second to catch up with them and asked them to share their experience.
What made you decide to go to Panama City Beach for Spring Break?
Amy: I decided to go to Panama City Beach for Spring Break because I wanted to go to a place where there would be other college students who had the same intentions, to have an enjoyable week filled with memories on the beach with new and old friends. I know of a lot of people who have gone to Panama City Beach for Spring Break before and only had good things to say about it, Panama came highly recommended. I only have good memories and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
My cousin went there last year and told me about all the fun she had plus everyone knows Panama City beach is the best place to go for spring break! It is also a lot cheaper than some spring break spots and way more fun!
What do you want people to know about that day?
Karly: I just want every to know this wasn’t just some spring break crazy party, but something that meant something. It was meaningful.
Amy: All I have to add is that this was the greatest week of my life so far and to play an actual role in the parade and be recognized was truly a life event that I will never forget and something that I will be telling my children someday. I hope the USA gets to hold onto this record and if not, now that this event has had so much publicity there is no doubt in my mind that we will be able to regain the record if need be. USA USA USA!
Read even more about Karly and Amy’s world recording breaking Spring Break over on StudentUniverse.