Bikini Contest

I met a girl who relocated here a number of years ago to start working as an administrative assistant for a well known surf company.  This surf company puts on an annual fund raiser for a local non-profit organization that works closely with the community offering job training, mentoring, after school programs and the like, in an effort to give low income youth alternatives to the less than positive roads that often attract people in their situations.

Her first year here she was the main coordinator for all of the fund raising activities, which included a bikini contest.  Near the sign-up deadline she still had no one on the list so she decided to walk around our small town (where there is no shortage of cute young girls in next-to-nothing bikinis) to see if she could recruit a few using the $700 grand prize as enticement.  To her relief, she found a handful of young women who were more than willing to prance around stage in hopes of some easy cash.

On contest night, these ladies show up for the contest and unbeknownst to Ms. Coordinator, she had recruited the handful of "working girls" that work the town at night.  Of course, being new in town there is now way she could have known who these women were, but everyone else who had been here more than a hot minute knew immediately who the women were.

Can you imagine the dismay in finding out that she had recruited prostitutes to do a bikini contest to raise money for this non-profit whose aim is to steer young women in an opposite direction!?!??!

Which brings me to my question.  Isn't a bikini contest (as fun as it can be) a bit questionable in the first place given the goal of the non-profit?

Funny story though.