The final 27 candidates for 's eagerly-awaited pageant hit the streets in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The eye-popping line up of scantily-clad hopefuls hit one of the city's busiest roads — Avenida Paulista — for the launch's annual promotional race. Motorists were given an eyeful by the vying competitors, who will battle it out for the coveted title in a public vote. Judging has officially begun after starting on August 7, and the hopefuls are battling it out for votes. People are now able to select their favourite girl from a shortlist on the website, as of 6pm yesterday. In , the contest started with 27 Miss BumBum contestants, which was whittled down to a final selection after two voting rounds. The competition is set to be "more elegant" this year — with bums bigger than 42 inches banned from this year's contest. We pay for your stories!
By Maisie Bovingdon For Mailonline. Miss BumBum hopefuls don teeny bikinis and barely-there swimwear as the controversial Brazilian pageant opens to international contestants for the first time. One of the favourites tipped to claim the crown for her country is Sheyla Mell, who will represent Mexico. Jessica Lopes will be competing in the upcoming Miss BumBum World contest representing the UK in the first ever international contest next month. Bruna Valentim will proudly show off her pert posterior in the competition on behalf of the USA as she hopes to be recognised as having the world's best bottom.
Notifications can be turned off anytime from browser settings. The competition was initially restricted to the beauties of Brazil after it was created by journalist-turned-entrepreneur Cacau Oliver. Miss BumBum, which was only previously held in Brazil as a national competition, is now going global. The controversial contest is known for showcasing female contestants in the skimpiest swimwear and other dring outfits with an aim to find Brazil's most beautiful butted woman. The controversial competition was initially restricted to the beauties of Brazil after it was created by journalist turned entrepreneur Cacau Oliver.
Miss Bumbum is an annual beauty pageant held in Brazil to reward the owner of the best buttocks in the country. Miss Bumbum made its first foray into the US market by licensing an official calendar for distribution in the US. The calendar was published in December , featuring the winner Erika Canela on the cover. In June , Daisy Donovan , an English journalist working for Channel 4 claimed that popular television shows in Brazil, including Miss Bumbum, objectify and degrade women. In October , according to the International Business Times , models Mari Sousa, 25, and Eliana Amaral, 24, were accused of paying the equivalent of thousands of dollars in bribes to the judges of the contest.