For organizers, getting undressed was an essential part of the exercises -- although it wasn't necessarily the point.
"We got naked to get your attention," said Mohamad Abdouni, with FIM2P Magazine. "And once we did get your attention, we're telling you that we shouldn't have in the first place. Us getting naked should not grab this much attention -- it's something very silly in light of what's going on around us."
Many of Chamoun's supporters feel politicians in Lebanon should concern themselves with more pressing problems, such as suicide bombings, sectarian tensions, water shortages and the economy.
Such problems, they say, make racy photos seem relatively minor by comparison.
Lebanese author and journalist Joumana Haddad argued the entire saga has been blown out of proportion.
"It is outrageous and irritating because there's so much hypocrisy," said Haddad.
"To hear people say this is ruining the image of Lebanon is rubbish. We are a country without a government; we are dysfunctional."
Added Haddad, "There is violence and human rights and womens' rights violations happening here every day and that doesn't get 10% of the attention this so-called scandal has gotten from people."
For now, many Lebanese just want a distraction they can be proud of, like witnessing the athletic feats of a fellow citizen.
Photographer Jack Seikaly was among those who felt that one of the best things he could to support her was stripping down.
"She's doing her best as a Lebanese athlete representing her country," explained Seikaly. "And I don't know, I think I'm doing my part by showing my support by doing this."