In a nationwide contest, her bottom came out on top
It’s bottoms up for Suzy Cortez, who has just been declared the 2015 winner of the Miss BumBum Pageant,The cheeky contest aims to find the top bottom in Brazil.
To win the coveted prize, the 26-year-old fitness model had to beat out 500 other fannies, including 15 at the Monday night finale.
To get to this exalted place in Brazilian culture, Cortez had to work her gluteus to the maximus.
“I’ve been preparing myself for the past four months,” Cortez said, according to the Mirror. ” I’ve always wanted to win this contest. I dedicated myself completely. I dieted and did rigorous training.”
Some Brazilian women take their heineys so seriously they have them insured in case of an injury during carnival time, according to the Mirror.
Camila Gomes of Minas Gerais came in second place. She competed in Miss BumBum as a tribute to her mother, who died last year from pulmonary fibrosis.”It was very hard for me to get over it,” she said, according to Latin Post. She was everything in my life. I would dedicate the award to her.”
Last year’s Miss BumBum Indianara Carvalho says the honor is very important to Brazilian culture because the title “represents all Brazilian women.”
But Miss BumBum 2015 was not without controversy.Contestant Fernanda Paulino attempted suicide when she didn’t make the top 15, according to the Daily Mail.There were also some rule changes to this year’s contest that were the direct result of Miss BumBum runner-up Andressa Urach, who almost died from an infection caused by implants.
This year, contestants had to prove their behinds were all natural and not the result of implants or chemical products, according to the Latin Post.