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OSCAR SUITS UP BEAUTIES: Oscar de la Renta Swimwear, a division of Authentic Fitness Corp., will sponsor the swimwear competition in the 2000 Miss Universe Pageant, to be broadcast Friday on CBS from the island of Cyprus.
The 80 contestants will have a choice of two styles designed exclusively for the competition. There is a bikini with a triangle top and scoop bottom and a maillot with an Empire waist. Both are offered in Mediterranean blue and magenta. More than 300 suits will be created for the event, which will feature looks from the cruise 2000 collection.
The Speedo brand of Authentic Fitness Corp. will sponsor the activewear segment of the pageant. Speedo also sponsored the swimwear competition for this year’s Miss USA Pageant and last year’s Miss Teen USA Pageant.