Maria Eva name has cropped up here once before, when Maria Eva was reported to have attended a gathering of the Muhammadiyah branch of Surabaya on November 11th 2006 whereupon it was announced by Din Syamsuddin that a Muslim (inner) beauty contest would be held. Maria Eva, along with other local celebrities, Cici Tegal, Yolanda Yusuf, and Ozzy Saputra, put in an appearance to show her support of the idea.
The bikini is a two-piece women's bathing covering the chest and groin. It was considered daring when it first appeared in 1946, but the two pieces was actually a return to antiquity. Wikipedia cites the first form of a bikini that appears in the Chalcolithic Age (3500 BC to 1700BCE). bikinis on the ancient Roman mosaics and murals, which suggests they have been very popular among Roman bathing suits for women. Archaeologists have discovered Minoan wall paintings (circa 1600 BC), with a two-piece design, very similar to the modern bikini, and women wearing bikinis in ancient Greek urns, statues and ancient Sicilian floor mosaics of Pompeii.
Bikinis have been accepted as the dominant mode of swimming of the Riviera before being adopted by the public throughout the United States. The bikini was introduced in the United States in 1947, but her condition remains a scandal in force until the 1950s. Many U.S. cities even passed laws to prohibit the use of a bikini in public. In 1957, Modern Girl magazine said that "There is no need to waste more of the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency never use such a thing". Women are not jumping on the car bikini until the late 1960s with the beginning of the so-called sexual revolution. Since then, the bikini style and its variations have become the most popular style bath in the United States.