The Miss Bum-bum finalists have been revealed, as Brazil’s most bizarre beauty pageant reaches the final stages to crown the country’s best bum.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Kim Kardashian and J Lo, more than 500 women applied to take part in the pageant, with 27 chosen to represent each of the Brazilian states, and 15 then put before the public vote in November.
And now the final 15 have been revealed at last.
Posing up for a final shoot together, the girls have all stripped down to Brazilian-themed bikinis as they attempt to win the most votes from their admirers.
Talking about the event organiser Cacau Oliver said: “The Miss Bum-Bum competition is to elect Brazil’s most beautiful bum.
“It started five years ago here in Brazil, and now we are opening up the phase of public voting.”
We had previously met contestant Claudia Alende , who looks remarkably like Megan Fox – but she was up against some of the best bums in the country in last year’s competition.
She lost out to Indianara Carvalh.
Although the contestants are excited to take part, runner up in the pageant last year,Andressa Urach, nearly died after procedures to enhance her rear began to rot.
This year contestants had to prove that they had not undergone surgery nor used chemical products.
Bottoms are a thing of national pride in Brazil, where some Carnival beauties have been reported to get their behinds covered by insurance companies.
The top 15 are:
Fernanda Abraão (Maranhão)
Débora Danriu (Tocantins)
Débora Bindur (Pernambuco)
Thamara Amâncio (Paraná)
Camila Gomes (Minas Gerais)
Luciane Hoepers (Santa Caterina)
Jennifer Camacho (Rondônia)
Suzy Cortez (Distrito Federal)
Daiana Nogueria (Sergipe)
Priscila Rocha (Goiás)
Dani Sperle (Rio de Janeiro)
Claudia Pires (Piauí)
Débora Oliver (São Paulo)
Sabrina Boing Boing (Rio Grande Do Sul)
Débora Dantas (Paraíba)