Maybe I should enter?

Just when you thought that our reputation couldn’t possibly get any worse, our fellow backpackers are turning back the clock of feminism ideals.

“At the KingsX Hotel in Sydney’s notorious red light district, around 200 mainly British backpackers lured by the promise of “ravishing bosomed beauties” crowd the low-lit bar to see four girls battle it out in the latest heat of Miss Backpacker and the chance to win A$1,000 (425 pounds).

“I’ve always wanted to do something like this but never had the guts to in London,” said Amy Fernandez, a 20-year-old with tattoos and diamante belly button stud.

“My mum’s a big feminist, if she knew I was doing this, she’d kill me,” said Fernandez, who lists her hobbies as drinking and soccer.




Contestants are marked on swimwear, streetwear and their ability to perform an on-stage challenge. The most taxing question they have to answer is what they like about Australia.

Huge cheers erupt when statuesque British blonde Vix Stevens, fresh from a wet T-shirt contest in Queensland, takes the swimwear section by storm as she rips off her black bikini top and springs into a topless handstand. ”

You can read more about endearing, yet drunk backpackers here.

And just in case you were wondering, here is a photo!